Style Your Short Hair With a Flat Iron – Everything You Need to Know

Short hair itself is a very chic, very trendy hairstyle. But what if your inner mind wants to adorn them with other fashionable hairdos as well?

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Styling your bob, neck length or shoulder-length with varieties of hairdos is not as hard as you might think; in fact, you can actually deck them up with just a flat iron, and this paragraph is all about decking up your short tresses with a straightening iron so that you can learn and apply them in your real life for versatile looks every day.

1. Pin Straight Locks

Pin Straight Locks

The most obvious and common hairstyle you can do with a flat iron is straightening your short or shoulder-length manes with pin-straight locks.

To adorn your tresses with bone straight strands, you need to choose a flat iron that has 1 inch or 1 ¼ inch plates because plates wider than these sizes won’t be able to grab your hair perfectly and hence, won’t do full justice to them. We prefer the INFINITI PRO BY CONAIR Tourmaline Ceramic 1 inch Flat Iron for these lengths of hair.

Begin your straightening session by applying some heat protectant spray or cream, like this HSI PROFESSIONAL Argan Oil Heat Protector, and then comb them well to remove any knots or tangles. After that, with a heated straightener, straighten your manes section by section until all the hairs are straightened with pin-straight locks. Then, spray on a bit of holding spray to lock in the style in place so that you can enjoy stunning hairs all day long.

2. Add Gorgeous Volume

Gorgeous Voluminous Hair

When you have fine/thin hairs, adding volume to them and make them look fuller might be your ultimate dream. But then again, adding volume to your short manes might be trickier than you might think.

Start the styling session by spritzing some voluminizing spray like the Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast all over your tresses to build a base as well as to add some texture to them. Then take a section of your hair from the crown and place it between the plates of a flat iron; remember to put the flat iron near the roots. Now twist the straightener inward and pull it down the locks. Repeat this process for the rest of your hairs to add body to them.

Finish of the styling by applying some setting spray (we recommend this John Frieda Frizz Ease Firm Hold Hairspray) to lock in the style for a long time period.

You can also add some bobby pins at the crown to sport an easy yet sexy bouffant style.

3. Messy Beach Waves

Messy Beach Waves

You can now adorn your neck length or shoulder-length tresses with gorgeous beachy waves even without visiting the sea. To rock this messy yet lust-worthy style, all you need is a straightening iron that comes with floating plates because floating plates make sure that your precious manes don’t suffer from any breakage and hair fall. We would recommend this HSI Professional Glider Ceramic Tourmaline Flat Iron as it comes with narrow plates (1 inch) with floating edges.

Kickoff your styling by brushing your manes perfectly to smooth them out and then apply some texturizing spray such as the IGK Beach Club Texture Spray to not only add texture to your tresses but at the same time also protect them from the high heat of the straightener.

Now section off all your hairs into two parts and secure one part with a clip. From the unclipped part, take a section of your strands and place it inside the plates of the straightener. Don’t forget to hold the iron in a vertical position. Then twist the tool away from your face and pull it downwards to discover a way pattern in your locks. Repeat the process for all your hairs.

Once all the tresses are twisted, comb with a wide-tooth comb or run your fingers through them for a messier vibe.

Don’t forget to set the style with an excellent quality setting spray for an all-day hold.

4. Classy, Vintage Waves

Vintage Waves

Retro styles are coming in fashion and if you want to deck up your short manes with a vintage hairstyle for a party or an event there is nothing wrong with it. In fact, such styles paired up with a matching outfit would make you stand up in the crowd.

Begin your styling session by applying a handful of texturizing mousse (we would suggest this John Frieda Luxurious Volume Perfectly Full Mousse) to your tresses to add the required lift and also to create the perfect base for your waves.

Once you manes are prepared, section them horizontally into two parts and secure the top part with a clip.

Then grab a relatively wide section of your strands from the loose part and horizontally place your flat iron a few inches away from the roots and twist it inward. Hold it for a few seconds and let go.

Now on the same section, place the straightener once again; this time a few inches down from the first one and twist it in the opposite direction. Repeat these steps for the rest of the hairs until all of them have the same patterns.

Take a paddle brush and comb through your hair for a tousled outlook.

5. Crimped Waves

Crimped Wavy Hair

Want to try something new in your short manes yet look sexy and stylish at the same time?

Well, then this crimped waves hairstyle is just the right one for you.

Kick-off your styling by constructing numerous different braids in your hair starting from the roots to near-tip. Secure each braid with a rubber band.

Then spray a light mist of hair spray (we would recommend the Moroccan Oil Dry Texture Spray) and let dry. After that, take 2-3 braids at a time and flatten them tightly with a straightening iron until all your braids are flattened.

Let the braids cool down before undoing them because if you take the braids out too soon, they might lose their crimp and look flat on your head.

6. Glamorous Small Curls

Glamorous Small Curls

The best way to add body and bounce to your shoulder-length tresses is to adorn them with small curls. Small curls not only boost volume and lightness but at the same time also add definition to your shorter manes.

To rock such a sexy hairstyle, first, prepare your hairs by putting on some texturizing mousse to double the curling power and hold. You might use this got2b fat-tastic Instant Collagen Infusion Mousse for high volume as well as defined curls.

Now section your tresses in 3 different parts (2 on both sides and 1 at the back) and let loose one part while clipping the other two.

Take a narrow section of strands from the loose part and place them inside the straightener. Then pull down the machine while twisting it in 360° motion slowly to find out that the section is curled with your favorite curls.

Keep repeating the process for the rest of your hair and then brush through the tresses to interlock the curls.

Finish off by spraying some setting spray (use this L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hairspray) to make sure that your style remains in place for the hours to come.


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