Most of the same gels and anti-frizzing sprays used for longer length hair also work well for short hair. However, pomades and gels that give extra texture are often preferred for short hairstyles. If you are looking for a short, sleek hairstyle, look for products that will help lock down the hair and prevent frizzing. Stylists caution however, that with short hair, a little product goes a long way.
Tools such as CHI and Sedu with plates ranging from 3/4" to 1" and hot rollers such as the Caruso brand of hair setters can put the finishing touches on a short style, or change a short curly style to a short sleek style.
Finally, there are a few tried and true tips that every woman should keep in mind when working with short hair
1. When getting a short haircut, don't go too short at first. Error on the conservative side, you can always go shorter.
2. Short hairstyles need to be trimmed regularly to keep their shape and style.
3. Anticipate major events such as weddings, graduations, and performances, and get your hair trimmed a week to ten days before the event.
4. Adding bangs to short hairstyles lightens most facial features.
If this is your year to go shorter, ask your stylists for suggestions, search the Internet for ideas, then be ready to spend your time doing the things you love. Short hairstyles are quick to style, easy to maintain and versatile.