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2 Cute celeb-inspired short ‘dos

Chrissy Callahan is a freelance beauty/fashion writer and editor. She has written for a variety of different websites and covered everything from NY Fashion Week to interviews with top industry professionals. For the latest beauty and fa...

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Sure, sure, short hair can be a bit tricky to pull off, but we've got the expert tips to help you pull off two celeb-inspired short styles! Happy styling, beauties!

Long-haired ladies always seem to be in style, but 2012 is the year of short hair, according to Pirri Brothers, Piero and Luigi! "With starlets debuting new short tresses, this trend is bound to catch on — fast," they said.

Short hair usually seems to look great on the top celebs, but they all have a team of stylists behind them, so it's no wonder that normal women are often a bit nervous about making the cut. If you'd like to find out how to rock sexy short strands, — you know, the normal people way — the Pirri brothers say there are a few things you need to take into consideration first: "You must take your personal style, face shape and hair texture into consideration and make it you."

You're in luck ladies, because we're taking all the work out of two popular short 'dos: the demi-bob and the modern pixie. Happy styling!

Demi-Bob

Katy Perry -- Demi bobWhat is it? A demi-bob is a bob that falls anywhere between the mid-neck and shoulders and is one of this year's hottest trends.

Who's wearing it? Katy Perry, Shakira and Cameron Diaz have all recently sported the demi-bob!

How to wear it? To make the look work for you, the Pirri brothers recommend adjusting to your own personal style and preference. Here are a few tips!

  • If you have a defined jaw: Complement the look with a bob that hits right at the jawbone
  • If you have a round face: Keep your bob closer to shoulder length and avoid going too short.
  • If you have an oval face: Try added fringe and angles with your demi-bob.
  • If you have straight or slightly wavy hair: Spice things up with a cut like Katy Perry's in a fierce black or keep it sweet with strawberry blonde.
  • If you have coarse or curly hair: Tame your 'do with the right products, like Pirri Elements Nature's Breeze detangler & leave-in conditioner.

Modern Pixie 'Do

Ashlee Simpson -- Modern PixieWhat is it? Close to the head and edgy, the pixie is a minimalist look perfect for the gal who's pretty low-maintenance when it comes to her locks.

Who's wearing it? Emma Watson and Ashlee Simpson have recently turned heads for their short cuts, and, of course, Twiggy is the original pixie gal!

How to wear it? The pixie 'do is not for the faint of heart, ladies. But you can make the look work for your beauty type with a few key changes!

  • If you have a petite face and fine features: Adding bangs will help to further open up the face, the Pirri brothers say.
  • If you have an oval face: A lot of gals with oval faces think they can't rock this trend, but you certainly can! The Pirri brothers recommend asking your stylist to do a razor cut that complements your face shape, not one that elongates it.
  • If you have a round face shape: To help create a slimming effect, you might want to opt for a demi-bob instead of a pixie. Of course, you can still rock a pixie with the right professional help!

The most important part of rocking a pixie cut? The stylist! Choose a hairstylist you trust and ask him or her for simple daily styling tips to make your life easier!

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