Short spiky hairstyles for girls

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Short spiky hairstyles for girls
Short, spiky hairstyles require precision cutting techniques. (Happy Hair Cut image by from

Short, spiky hairstyles are a popular choice for girls who wish to create an edgy fashion statement. Short, spiky hairstyles require precision cutting techniques and the latest styling methods. Consider your face shape and hair texture when choosing a short, spiky hairstyle. For example, extra-short, spiky styles suit square face shapes, but if your face is long, you should opt for a little more length and volume. A short, spiky hairstyle also emphasises facial features, such as noses, and is best avoided if you prefer to soften the look of your facial features.

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Crop cuts

A crop cut is a cute, elfin and "boyish" hairstyle that is cut close to the head by using a combination of blunt cut, layering and graduation techniques. The hair is kept slightly longer on top so that you can achieve a spiky style. Apply styling wax and pull top sections firmly upwards between your fingers as you dry your hair. A crop cut is a versatile option as you can also style it to achieve a flatter, softly textured look.

As a nod to the "rockabilly" trend, keep the sides of your crop cut short, and wear a slightly longer section from forehead to crown that you curve upwards into a cute, spiky quiff.

Bob cuts

Layered, spiky bobs are ideal for long-shaped faces. For a "choppy", spiky bob, hair is cut into a classic round bob shape and then chopped into blunt and irregular layers around the head to develop fullness and texture. Grab the section of hair at the crown and pull it into spikes by using styling wax. Style the sides and back of the hair laterally into a "choppy" finish.

For an inverted, spiky bob, hair is cut short at the back and features longer, tapered ends at the sides and a side-swept and tapered fringe. Apply styling wax to lift the crown section, and then tease the sides and fringe into spikes that fall around your face.

Mohawk styles

A Mohawk is a style of haircut that is linked to the "punk rock" trend. Typically the sides of the head are shaved, leaving a strip of hair that extends lengthwise from forehead to crown. You can style a Mohawk to look spiky, or brush it towards the front or back of the head.

A faux-hawk is a less extreme version of the Mohawk, as the sides of the head are not shaved. You can achieve a short, faux-hawk hairstyle by using strong-hold styling wax and by pulling hair at the sides of the head firmly upwards and towards the back of the head. Style hair on the top of the head by pulling it upwards and forwards.

Hair colour

Choose hair colours to complement your spiky style. For example, subtle highlights and lowlights enhance the textured crop cuts and layered bob cuts. Two-tone, chunking and dip-dye techniques emphasise structured styles, such as spiky quiffs, tapered bob cuts and tapered fringes. To show off a Mohawk hairstyle, choose your favourite colour and wear as a graduated colour from light to dark, or wear a single colour by using the colour blocking method.

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