Women's spike hairstyles

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Women's spike hairstyles

You might hear the term "spiky hair" and immediately think of punk rock and irreverence. Yet spiky hair for women is making a huge comeback; not only are you seeing it on the rock scene, but even in corporate settings, and on women of all ages. A spiky hairstyle is a great way to add texture to an otherwise boring or basic short haircut. You can add spikes all over, in just a few mussed-up places or use spikes to show of your style's texture and length.

The Peacock

The peacock-style spiky hairstyle is good for fearless women who are fashion forward and looking to stand out. As seen on pop star Rhianna, this is a look that is short on the sides, with spikes and height on the top of the head. It's a versatile style as well, as you can slick it back, spike it all up, or only spike the crown for a variety of looks. Bring a picture of Rhianna with short hair to your stylist and ask for a duplicate cut.

The Scene

Scene style has become wildly popular, as a gentler alternative to hard emo styles, and a more punk version of preppy styles. With a scene style, you can have longer hair but still utilise a little bit of spike to make yourself stand out. Ask for a long cut, but with short pieces at the crown. Then you can spike up those pieces and leave the rest of your hair straight for a cool contrast. You can lay the pieces flat for a more conservative look as well.

The Pixie

The Pixie hairstyle was made popular in the 1960s and 1970s by actress Mia Farrow in the movie "Rosemary's Baby." It was sleek and daring. The modern pixie is a little more punk and it can be worn in a variety of settings. A mussed-up, short and spiky hairstyle works equally as well at the office as it does at a concert. Ask your stylist for a choppy, al- over pixie that can be spiked up and played with to create new looks.


To make sure that you have the perfect spiky look, you'll need to invest in some of the tools of the trade so that you can duplicate the look your stylist has given you. Look for a powerful flatiron, which you can use to stand some of your spikes up straight. You might also want to buy a razor comb to freshen up some of your more choppy spikes between haircuts. They'll keep your spiky look fresh.


To have spiky hair, you need to have the right hair products. Starting off with a mousse on damp hair can help your look to last, as does using a firm-hold gel to keep the spikes in place. For a more piecey look, try some styling wax or pomade that you can mould in your hair to create your perfect spiky hairstyle.

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