There is no shortage of glamorous formal-looking updos to inspire. But what about looks for the shorter tressed? Check out some favorite styles we've collected perfect for less lengthy locks.
Before Dannii Minogue was sporting her current pixie, she wore her hair in a cute classic bob. And before the style icon hit a red carpet, she'd always add a little something special to her look, usually opting for a deep side part and big tousled curls.
Take a tip from Hayden Panettiere and sweep back those shorter tresses. Lots of volume, a hint of curl and hair moved back off the face are the reasons why this style looks so formal. Chances are this wouldn't be your everyday 'do, so do as Hayden does and add some extra oomph with lots of spray and a large-barreled curling iron.
Kelly Osbourneshows us another way to style a layered jaw-length cut. Setting hair on hot rollers and then loosening stiff curls with a natural-bristle brush is a simple way to recreate this glamorous look. Run your fingers through the finished style, tousle lightly and spritz your prom-worthy 'do with a little hairspray.
Kimberly Wyatt's piecey pixie is adorable and doesn't feature standard styling. You can get a similar look by directing hair with fingers while blowdrying and then mussing tresses to create volume. A finishing mist of hairspray will also add some additional texture.
Everyone seems to adore a softly layered bob and Brooklyn Decker's 'do is one of the loveliest we've seen. This cut, featuring subtle graduation in back with stepped bangs in the front, is flattering for almost every face shape. Just add a bit of curl and backcombing to dress up this current classic.
Evan Rachel Wood
Even Rachel Wood's messy directional 'do shows another option for a super-short style. Changing the way the hair moves always makes a look seem fresh. For example, if you wear your bangs covering your forehead, sweep them back or off to the side.
Scarlett Johanssonadded curl to her slightly graduated bob, but only to the center portions of each strand. Leaving the hair straight at the roots and ends added an edgy element that balanced her lacy ultra-feminine dress.