By far the most dominant theme this season has been asymmetry. We’ve all seen how asymmetrical bobs and undercut styles have flooded high streets and clubs from Europe to the USA, Brazil, Australia & New Zealand. However, when an ultra-edgy look starts to become mainstream, there will always be those brave pioneers that kick back with a new wave. It’s hardly surprising then, that as we roll through the Spring/Summer 2012 season, short hair has been getting shorter and shorter. Why? Because along with asymmetry comes a tiny issue… The grow-out! Basically you have two choices. Grow the short parts into the long, or cut the long parts short, and it seems that at least half of you are opting for the latter. Ok, so you might be thinking, hey, didn’t you talk about this last month with the release of the Sidecut / Undercut movie? Well sure, and here we are taking it a step further. With so many of you biting the bullet and heading for the post-undercut “all off” we’ve decided to produce a haircut, which gives you that much craved wild & crazy feeling of going super-short all over, without the harshness of buzzing the lot! The point we’re making is that with the right face-shape and attitude, super-short hair doesn’t need to feel masculine. In fact, if you get it right it can be one of the most eye-catching and stunning looks to go for. Our model Mina, with her fabulous bone structure and icy platinum hues, is the perfect candidate to demonstrate the Ultimate Minimalist look.
The key is to add lots and lots of texture while cropping the hair radically close. The effect allows your stylist to tweak and tailor the cut to fit your individual head shape and features – Clearly, just buzzing it all off would be far from bespoke! By adding this kind of micro-texture, you can still use styling products to sculpt your style in a few subtly different ways. You can wear it sleek & shiny with a glossing serum, or mess it up with wax or matt sculpting clay for a fresh, effortlessly tousled look…
There’s a reason why so many skincare advertisers recruit short haired models… for that fresh, youthful, effortlessly stylish vibe. Our tip for wearing your hair this short is to steal some products from the boys! Contemporary high-end styling products for guys are designed to support texture while keeping super-short hair ‘touchably’ soft… and most of them go for neutral fragrances these days, so nobody will know your secret! Whether you’re moving on from an undercut or you just love super-short chic. This cut is the perfect solution for anyone looking for a strong androgynous summer crop, with just enough of a feminine edge to keep it cute… Are you ready to take it all off!?
Because this extremely short haircut requires very little styling, the cut has to be perfect! …and if you’re a stylist, don’t let that intimidate you, check out our full length tutorial movie. – Showing you how to achieve this look with confident clipper, razor and scissor work, we help you to create fabulous texture & softness in super-short hair. The techniques you will learn can be adapted to enhance a multitude of short cuts. Giving you the confidence to shine when it comes to short hair for your clients.
Concept/Photography/Hair: Neil North MA.
Make-up: Cornelia Page. Model: Mina.
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