Sleek, short hair tutorial: try a deep side part

/ 09.18.2014
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Getting a short haircut is one of those things that you're either going to do or you're not... or maybe, possibly, one day. While you're figuring out that decision, looking at some beautiful styles for inspiration can really help, like this ultra clean, on-trend side sweep.

It definitely has a slight runway edge, thanks to its subtle wet-look finish, but it's the kind of style that is totally real-world wearable if you're brave enough to go for it.

Why it works

The tousled, shower-fresh dishevelment ensures this cute crop will stand out from the crowd without being overwhelmingly slick. It's a very daytime-friendly look but can easily be dressed up for a night on the town.

If you still feel that this is a little too 'out there', you could tone it down with a matte, surfer hair finish instead.

Get the look

Step one
After towel-drying your hair, apply L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Frizz Vanisher Cream and rough dry until it's only a tiny bit damp.

Step two
Warm a small amount of Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Deconstructing Gum on your fingertips then work it thoroughly through all of your hair. Start small and add more gum as needed to avoid overdoing it.

Step three
Part your hair deep on one side, using the arch of your eyebrow as a guide. Comb all of your hair through to fix the part then ruffle with your hands.

Step four
Finish with a generous mist of hairspray to add shine and give you long-lasting hold. That's it!

What do you think? Could this be the short cut that convinces you to book that all-important hair appointment?

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