Get on the Spiky Side.
Short spiky hair on women, a powerful look that can be both edgy and super-glamorous. This style has been on-trend since the ’80s, but the contemporary look is very cool and casual; ever heard of bed-head styling? You’re on the right track. Say goodbye to the mousse or hair gel and hello to matte spikes with a soft, easy edge. It’s all about styling products and working with your hair to give it those short, sharp accents without looking like you’ve tried too hard achieving it.
Invest in the Right Products For Styling.
If you’re thinking about opting for a short spiky haircut or are struggling to control those sharp locks, it’s all about selecting the right products to ensure you get the look you’re striving for. For matte effect spikes with lots of hold, always choose salt texturing spray products smoothed right through the roots and lengths to give the best volume and texture possible before adding wax or hairspray.
Wet look’s a thing of the past; these days, it’s all about mattified texture and extra hold, without the crunch. Finding the perfect product is easy with a little research. From wax sticks to texture spray to volumizing powder, it’s now easy to get that salon-ready styling from home.
Bonus Video Slideshow. Extra 50 Short Styles.
There have been some seriously stylish famous ladies rocking a short sharp spiky haircut recently. One of the most famous, long-lasting spiky styles is worn by pop princess, Pink, who has famously styled her tresses in variations of this vibrant short ‘do for years.
During one of Miley Cyrus’ style transformations, she decided to opt for the chop and take her cut super short with a center, almost Mohican style, spike in bright flashes of platinum blonde. We’ve also seen super-sophisticated spiky haircuts from Oscar-winning actress, Halle Berry, which verge on a pixie cut but have that undeniable spike styling. Also, bright and colorful spiky looks modeled by Kelly Osbourne in her lilac haired heyday.
Ash Blonde Pixie Spikes
A classic pixie cut, which is styled to perfection into textured spikes, creating a Mohican shape down the center of the ‘do. Or try super-cropped and shaved at the back and sides meaning you can keep the top length to create this statement cropped, spiked finish, an added balayage effect through the color provokes an extra dimension. Messy hair is in and messy pixie hair’s even better. With added layers, this tapered crop is edgy and cool, yet playfully casual. Casual, relaxed spiky hair takes casual styling and longer lengths at the top of the head give the cut new life. It’s all about adding extra layers to the cut so there is maximum texture.
Take bold to a whole new level, wallowing in textured designs and maximum theatrics. We don’t advocate shaving your locks like some celebrities but sometimes you have to shout to make yourself heard.
Wild and Free.
Photographs of wild, free ideas that are wearable and unique. Although on the surface these wouldn’t seem professional, apply a soupcon of modification, a good portion are suitable for office jobs. They shine when you desire something different. If you’re bored of your usual cut, borrow elements from these and spruce it up a notch. These illustrations scream trend and fashion with the interplay of colors, textures, and different lengths.
The gallery before had quite remarkable stuff but this may be for the purist. Some include more sober ideas keeping you on your toes.
Mix with Bangs?
Age-old riddle: is spiking and leaving bangs making things too weird? Usually yes, so combine front edges up in the points. Prefer a fringe? Try pulling it into points down in a mirror image of the top, makes fun, interesting effects. Mess up and it can drag the effect downwards. A gamble, but calculated, much practice is required.