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17 Short summer hairstyles you won't regret in the fall

/ 07.09.2015

During the summer, the heat and an ironically burning desire to keep our cool can make us do some crazy things, like getting a radically short haircut! While this approach isn't recommended when choosing a new hairstyle, there are some short haircuts that you won't regret come fall, as long as you give yourself time to weigh up your options before hitting the salon.

Check out some of our favorites below!

1. Short layered hair

Short, layered hair
Short, layered hair

Short layers create a full bodied look that, with a little help from dry shampoo, will remain light and airy throughout the summer, even on the hottest days! Whether you want something chin-grazing or shoulder-length, layers can work wonders- see Karlie Kloss for further details.

Styling tip

For an undone, beachy look, scrunch some texturizing spray like Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray into damp hair and let it air dry naturally.

2. Long sideswept pixie cut

Side-swept platinum pixie
Side-swept platinum pixie

A long pixie with sideswept bangs frames the face beautifully and totally eliminates the hair on the neck issue. The fringe is long enough to be pinned back on those hot midsummer days where having anything on your face is impossible, and if you decide to grow it out, you won't have to be quite as patient as you would with shorter bangs.

Styling tip

Keep your pixie frizz-free by applying a smoothing product like Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Frizz Vanisher Cream to damp hair before blow-drying. Then, dry the hair on a medium heat, pointing the airflow in the direction you want the hair to fall.

3. Swept-back bob

Swept back curly bob
Swept back curly bob

For a fresh summer look, try a swept-back bob. It's perfect for keeping the hair off the face and it just looks so clean and cool- even if the person wearing it is secretly melting. When fall arrives, try switching up the part or maybe even get some bangs cut in to update the look for the new season.

Styling tip

Use a small amount of regular strength gel such as Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Clean Style Gel to push the hair back. You don't need much, so start with a dime-sized amount and add more as needed.

4. Short bob with peekaboo bangs

Short bob with bangs
Short bob with bangs

If you can handle the amount of styling required to keep bangs looking awesome during the summer, but just don't want to deal with everything else, a short bob with peekaboo bangs could be right up your street. It's cute and edgy at the same time, and you can create a piecey texture for a slightly beachier look.

Styling tip

Use a tiny amount of matte product like Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Deconstructing Gum to create an undone, slightly tousled finish.

5. Freida Pinto's beachy bob

Freida Pinto's beachy bob
Freida Pinto's beachy bob

Even if you live hours away from the nearest beach, channel your inner surfer girl with a tousled, beachy bob like Freida Pinto's. The texture is almost wavy but not quite, and those subtle highlights add plenty of depth to the look.

Styling tip

Apply a texturizing heat protectant to damp hair, then blow-dry your hair in loosely twisted sections to create that undone, almost wavy finish. When you're done, scrunch some matte gum through the ends to add more texture.

6. Short, voluminous pomp

Short, voluminous pomp hairstyle
Short, voluminous pomp hairstyle

If you just can't handle long hair in the heat, or medium-length hair for that matter, you really don't have to thanks to short cuts like this voluminous pomp hairstyle. The height, the texture and the overall silhouette create a reimagined teddy boy look that's effortlessly cool, not to mention full of personality. If you want to do something bold with your hair this summer, we can't recommend this look enough!

Styling tip

To get volume and height that last throughout the day, regardless of humidity levels, use a dime-sized amount of strong hold gel to keep your locks in place.

7. Classic side parted pixie

Side parted pixie
Side parted pixie

A classic pixie cut parted on one side is a timeless short hairstyle that always looks gorgeous, whatever the season. It's practical during the summer months, and when temperatures start to cool off, it creates the perfect excuse to invest in some great scarves!

Styling tip

To keep all of your hair right where you want it, warm a small amount of flexible hold product like Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Deconstructing Gum in your palms, then shape your hair with your hands.

8. Ultra-short pixie cut

Ultra-short pixie cut
Ultra-short pixie cut

This is definitely a haircut you need to be 100% sure about, but we think it's just so impossibly cool! It's the ultimate effortless look, and it'll save you a ton of time and money when it comes to styling and general maintenance. Plus, growing it into a pixie won't take long at all if you decide you want a bit more length.

Styling tip

Use some matte gum to add texture all over, just make sure you apply it sparingly to avoid overloading your hair.

9. Soo Joo Park's layered bob

Soo Joo Park's layered bob
Soo Joo Park's layered bob

We can't get enough of layered hair, and Soo Joo Park's platinum blonde style does a great job of explaining why. It looks great with a polished blowout for special occasions, it can handle just about every texture, and it has enough length for the occasional short hair updo!

Styling tip

Speed up your blowout by priming your hair first. Advanced Hairstyle BLOW DRY IT Quick Dry Primer Spray reacts to the heat from your dryer to significantly reduce drying time. Apply it to damp hair, rough-dry your locks until they're only slightly damp, then start the brush work.

10. Short bob with blunt baby bangs

Bob with blunt baby bangs
Bob with blunt baby bangs

If getting your hair off your neck is the main priority, but you're totally ok with spending some time styling each day, a short bob with blunt baby bangs is a haircut to think about. It's edgy yet classic at the same time and it'll showcase a killer makeup look beautifully!

Styling tip

Prevent frizz by sealing your hair against the elements with a finishing spray like Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray. It creates a barrier that protects your strands from any frizz-triggering humidity in the air.

11. Shoulder-length wavy bob

Shoulder-skimming bob
Shoulder-skimming bob

The wavy bob is basically THE hairstyle of the moment, and it won't be surrendering its trend status any time soon. It looks great on everyone, and you can play around with the part when you want to change it up a bit.

Styling tip

Try switching your regular blowout for rough drying to give your hair a more textured, natural-looking finish.

12. Choppy pixie cut

Choppy pixie cut
Choppy pixie cut

However long you decide to wear it, a choppy pixie cut looks stunning with a messy, windswept finish. Both chaotic and controlled, this kind of styling is the perfect way to celebrate a new short haircut. After all, if you've got it, flaunt it!

Styling tip

Use a flexible hold gum or putty when styling. Products that don't set hard allow you to restyle and reshape the hair throughout the day should you need or want to do so.

13. Middle parted blunt bob

Short middle parted bob
Short middle parted bob

A minimalist blunt bob with a middle part will look effortlessly cool throughout the summer, even if that's the opposite of how you actually feel. Then, come fall, you can change the color, switch up the part, or change the texture for a new yet equally cool look for the colder months ahead.

Styling tip

Use a tail comb when parting your hair to get the most accurate line, then brush your hair through on both sides to fix it in place.

14. Long, side parted pixie crop

Long side parted pixie cut
Long side parted pixie cut

Not quite a bob, not quite a regular pixie either, this side parted hairstyle is ultra-chic. The length of the bangs makes them really versatile, so you can wear them to one side, part them in the middle if you prefer, or sweep them back.

Styling tip

Give your hair a glossy sheen with a finishing spray like Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand Smoother Serum Spray. It adds shine and eliminates existing flyaways for a really polished look.

15. Jennifer Lopez's vintage bob

Jennifer Lopez's vintage bob
Jennifer Lopez's vintage bob

Jennifer Lopez recently swapped her trademark long locks for a much shorter bob haircut. Styled with some vintage curls, this hairstyle is timeless! It's a really glamorous look, but you can tone it down with more fresh faced makeup, or opt for looser curls instead.

Styling tip

To make sure your curls don't fall flat during the day, clip each one up to cool as soon as you take it off the curling iron so it sets properly.

16. Piecey sideswept hair

Piecey, sideswept hair
Piecey, sideswept hair

Piecey, tousled hair is a summer staple, and it's oh so easy to wear with a sideswept hairstyle. This carefree 'do looks good on just about anyone, and it works best with second day hair, which is the perfect excuse to skip the shampoo and spend a few more minutes in bed in the morning!

Styling tip

Use a dry shampoo like Advanced Hairstyle BLOW DRY IT Longwear Spray to absorb excess oil and lift hair at the root. After applying it, give the formula enough time to work - five to ten minutes - then brush it out.

17. Wavy bob

Short, wavy bob
Short, wavy bob

For an easy wash and go look for summer - depending on your hair's natural texture of course - it doesn't get much better than a short, wavy bob. This perennial hairstyle is really easy to wear as you don't really need to do anything to it, whatever the occasion!

Styling tip

Use a 1" curling iron to create a few large waves, then brush them through when you're done to get a smooth, polished look that'll take you everywhere.

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