5 Party Season Hairstyles for Short Hair, Courtesy of J.Law
Short hair is possibly the hardest to wrangle when it comes to styling-up anything evening appropriate. While there are definitely elaborate updo options and braided styles aplenty ideal for shorter lengths, things get tricky when trying to dress up an above-the-shoulder crop whilst leaving it loose. Luckily for those with cropped locks, J.Law has been killing it on the red carpet lately, notching up some serious hair hits ripe for the copying. The actress has been turning out flowy look after look (plus, one scraped-back bun, because—options), and every one is a Christmas party winner. Keep scrolling for short hair inspiration for party season, courtesy of Jennifer Lawrence.
Sleek, but not wet-look, this simple style is perfect for showing off statement earrings. It also happens to work perfectly on above-the-shoulder crops, especially if you have blunt, fresh ends. Make like J.Law and comb in a deep side-part before you smooth everything down, for extra drama.
It can be difficult to strike the right balance between "curly" and "wavy" on shorter strands. Go too far in one direction and you're an overdone bridesmaid, too far the other, and you've just come back from the beach. Mist wet hair with Toni&Guy Casual Sea Salt Texturising Spray ($16) and dry using a diffuser. Wrap one-inch sections around a conical tong, cool, then scrunch with fingers to loosen the curl.
Think of this as your go-to blowdry plus a bit of extra movement. Take your regular salon style over the top by adding a bend—not curl—from the ears down. Mist all over with Batiste Dry Shampoo ($6) for extra body. Berry lip: optional. (But highly encouraged.)
Perfect for sultry summer nights (or just as an antidote to the sweaty scalp you get from burning up the d floor), you'll be happy to have this bun on rotation. Scrape back hair with your fingers, pin in place, then use your palms to gently massage around your hairline to loosen everything up.