Three Local Women Show The Hottest Beauty Look Of The Season: Low-Maintenance Short Hair

Chop it blunt, crop it tight, shave it all – or half – off. With cool confidence the biggest theme on F/W ’17 runways, prepare for the biggest comeback of low-maintenance, high-impact short hair since Winona’s pixie in the ’90s.

The Modern Flapper

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The signature of ’20s style icons like Louise Brooks gets a millennial update with choppy bangs and wispy sides, as seen here on freelance stylist Soleil Mak. Elevate it with a semi-wet look using pomade or wet gel. This page & opposite: Blouson, Gucci. Rose des Vents 18K yellow gold necklace with malachite and diamond, and matching 18K rose gold drop earring with rose quartz and diamond, Dior. Ear and nose piercings, stylist’s own

The Blunt Chop

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A perfect option for those with fine hair, this one-length, below-the-chin, non-layered style gives the appearance of volume. For a devil-may-care, tousled look like the one here on fashion student Nara Jailani, add a little volumising spray. Jacket and choker, Chanel

The Super Bowl

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The ’80s punk-inspired bowl cut on graphic designer Vanessa Leong is updated with a graduated shear along the sides and back. “Asians generally have flatter heads, so this gives an illusion of a nicer shape,” says Ark Lin, creative director of Air Salon, who’s also behind the other looks in this spread. Michael Kors Collection coat, Michael Kors. Earring and piercing, stylist’s own

Photography Zaphs Zhang Styling Imran Jalal Hair Ark Lin/Air Salon Makeup Cherlynn Koh, using YSL Beauty

This story first appeared in Female’s June 2017 issue.

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