One of the biggest questions women have after making the chop is “how to style short hair for formal events?” Well, look no further than your favorite leading ladies all dressed up for the red carpet. We already love Kristen Stewart’s new short haircut but we love how she wore it to the Hollywood Film Awards even more. Check it out from all angles.
The right style and product transform short hair as much as an updo does long hair. The sweep back is a popular way to style short hair for formal events, with or without volume. K-Stu chooses the latter with a messy tousled style that fits her always edgy style.
From this angle, there is a defined side part that separates the high volume waves from hair combed down at the sides. Hair is tucked behind the ears, keeping with the hair pulled back of the face look.
Don’t you always wonder what happens at the back of these formal short hairstyles? Well here’s the answer. Tendrils of waves fall loosely over the cropped pixie at the back. This is the perfect look to wear with the high collar dress, putting the focus on the face and dramatic details of the dress rather than hairstyle.
To get the look, work a volumizing mousse into damp hair and being blow drying while working hair up and back with fingers. Define the side part before adding a lightweight wax or pomade for control and definition. Use a comb to brush hair up and back and do the rest with your fingers to maintain the textured and tousled finish.
This is a gorgeous option to dress up short hair for holiday parties, prom, and more. You can add a hair accessory like sparkling barrette or even fascinator for extra panache.
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