Short hair trend: The step

by Hair Romance on July 7, 2012 · 7 comments

in Hair Trends,Short Hair

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I’ve been noticing a new trend for short hairstyles – the return of the step.

The step could be described at the opposite of the mullet, where the back of your hair is cut shorter than the rest. With a step, a layer of hair is evenly cut to create a distinct line – a step in the hair.

These types of strongly geometric hairstyles are best suited to straight hair as you can clearly see the design. That doesn’t mean it won’t work in wavy or curly hair, but you won’t have such a dramatic, angular look.

There seems to be a strong return of the undercut that has been happening for a while now. I’ll save that for next week but shaved undercuts and sides are back.

Would you step it up in your short hair?

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Stacie July 7, 2012 at 3:21 pm

I could never pull off something so edgy, however I’ve seen it around Sydney on some amazing woman and I adore it. I’ll stick to my boring old long waves!
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Hair Romance July 8, 2012 at 2:04 pm

This step is definitely coming back in a big way, but long waves never go out of fashion either. Love your hair x


Tom July 8, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Disconnection is here to stay, particularly with summer on the way. Thumbs up!


Hair Romance July 8, 2012 at 11:24 pm

Thanks Tom, love seeing these styles back too!


Monica July 9, 2012 at 12:25 am

Short hair can be sexy, attractive and very feminine.
It’s easy to manage, can make you look younger and accentuate your natural beauty.


Rachel from Redcliffe Style July 9, 2012 at 6:25 pm

I had a step cut in great 11 and I couldn’t go back there.

I love short hair and am looking for a great cut to show my hairdresser but you with all your gorgeous hair beauty keep making me want it longer again :) Rachel x
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Hair Romance July 9, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Ok, challenge accepted for my next short hair post!


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