Hair can be one of the ultimate accessories. It can be changed at the drop of a hat and can even help to hide imperfections. It doesn’t need to be long and flowing to be the crowning piece of your look; in fact, many short and spiky hairstyles are totally chic and draw more attention to your best facial features.


The pixie may be associated with younger women, but it looks beautiful on women of all ages due to its feature-flattering shape. Not to mention, it’s easy to style, which everyone is down with. It’s mainly wash-and-go, so you can simply step out of the shower, run a hand through your hair, and get on with your day. Easy, breezy.

For added texture or a punk edge, work some hair gel or mousse through the tips of the hair, clumping bits together, and pulling up on the roots to create spikes.

For older women, the short length of the pixie also calls less attention to gray hair.


Long known as “the Caesar,” after Julius Caesar, the style of short, spiky hair with bangs brushed forward was rechristened “the Clooney” after George Clooney made it famous on the television show “ER.” This style requires hair to be no more than 2 inches all around the head. Men and women can both rock it.

To style, just work some styling cream into your hands and pat your hands through your hair, then brush your bangs down over your forehead. Although the original Caesar had bangs straight across the forehead, you can update the style by clumping pieces together or brushing the bangs over to the side.

Buzz Cut

Once a staple of the military, buzz cuts have made a big splash with civilians for their simplicity. The traditional buzz cut may be as short as the new growth on the head after a complete shave, or up to an inch long all around the head. You can also buzz the sides of your head and leave some length on top, which could be twisted or spiked with hair gel or mousse.

One of the benefits of the buzz cut is hiding issues like hair loss, patchy spots, or graying.