Pin it to win it! Add a significant style statement to short hair with bobby pins. Celebrity hairstylist Marc Mena who works with Neve Campbell, Mindy Kaling, Madelaine Petsch (Riverdale), Natalia Dyer (Stranger Things), Jordana Brewster, and Christina Ricci recently created this gotta-have-it look on young Hollywood actress Ivanna Sakhno (staring in The Spy Who Dumped Me alongside Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon).
"It is so easy to add an edge to any short hairstyle with just a few well-placed bobby pins. Don’t be afraid to play around with accessories and try out bright colors or interesting placement to give your look that wow factor. Even long-haired girls can try this look by adding some pins to update a classic ponytail,” says Mena.
- Start with wet hair and distribute volumizing mousse and volumizing spray throughout hair (product recommendation: Kerastase Densifique Mousse)
- Blow-dry hair until it's about 75% dry, in the back use your hand instead of a brush to create texture
- Take a horseshoe-shaped section from the top front of your head and put hair in small velcro rollers
- In the back, use a 1-inch round brush to blow dry ends under (tip: if you have short hair, embrace the flip!)
- Take water wax and break it up in your hands (product recommendation: Redken Water Wax)
- Used the palms of hands to brush back the sides of your hair like you are making a ponytail
- With a small paddle brush, smooth out the sides (product recommendation: Mason Pearson)
- Take your index finger and find where the base of your skull meets the nape of your neck and started placing bobby pins, following that line across the back of your head
- Once you completed the first row, go back across, crisscrossing the bobby pins
- Take small velcro rollers out of the top section, hair should have a loopy “s” shape curl
- Brush out the curl with a wide tooth comb and comb back, placing it on the side above your ear
- Finish with a flexible hairspray to lock in the look (product recommendation: L’Oreal Elnett Strong Hold Hairspray)