Proof that short hair is here to stay: Earlier this week Jennifer Lopez debuted a short crop on her Instagram after arriving in Morroco. The sexy star joined the likes of Jessica Alba and Bethenny Frankel, trading in her long waves (likely the result of extensions) for a shoulder-grazing shag. It’s no secret that J. Lo, 45, can pull off anything—from side-butt to crop tops—but this easy-going 'do is pretty much as simple as it gets: It's universally flattering and surprisingly low-maintenance.
“The best thing about this style is that it doesn’t require much commitment,” says New York City celebrity stylist Johnny Gaita, “which is hard to find in a short cut.” It’s still long enough to pull back, looks great styled or unstyled, and can be parted on the side or in the middle, he adds. Does it get any better?
Get the look
Feeling inspired? Go for a cut that grazes your shoulders, Gaita says. Ask your stylist for lots of loose layers to add that “just-ran-your-fingers-through” movement.
As we mentioned, the real beauty of this look is that you don't really have to do much to make it look great. But for when you want to use a little product, shelve the body building mousse for smoothing creams, like Oribe Balm d’Or ($43, neimanmarcus.com). Using a medium-sized, boar-bristle round brush, wrap strands in different directions and blast with your blow-dryer, Gaita says. A good pick: YS Park G-Series Shine Styler Round Brush ($44, amazon.com).
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