Ashlee Simpson's Short Haircut

Ashlee Simpson with short hair
Ashlee Simpson - Photo: Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock
Ashlee Simpson's beautiful short haircut. This sleek, razor-thinned, asymmetrical bob in the pale, creamy blonde is a great compliment to her fair-skinned features. It's a look sure to make many young women yearn to duplicate it, so here's the how to for this beautiful short hairstyle.
The Basics of the Haircut:
The haircut is a carefully-crafted bob-like cut that builds the majority of its bulk in the crown section of the head. The perimeter follows a contour around the head framing the face and dipping to the mid-point in the back of the neck. There is a steep contour in the fringe area, allowing for a side-sweep of the bangs when styling the look.
The hair is carefully layered along the sides with a vertical line to minimize the volume in the sides of the style, thus ensuring a smooth, tapered silhouette.
How to cut Ashlee Simpson's short haircut - Cutting diagram
The cut is finished using a razor tool to further taper the ends and soften the edges of the perimeter cutting line. Pay special attention to the fringe area and keep the razor texturing smooth and deep. Work with smooth, even strokes from just below the mid-point of the length of the segment you are texturing. The ends of the cut should appear finely-grained, not choppy, and the overall layering should be smooth and sleek in styling.
The Color:
Ashlee Simpson has had a wide spectra of colors for her hair, and manages to carry most of them off well. Her skin tone calls for typically warm tones to her hair color. So, whether it's her previous shades of gingery red, or this new shade of golden butter-blonde, she manages to make a fashion statement with her haircolor, as well as the cut and styling.
This particular hair color is a level 8 in its base hues with some added level 9 highlighting all in gold tones. You can see her natural color peeking through due to the new growth since her last color treatment, but at this stage it serves to enhance the look of the hairstyle rather than detract. It gives some depth to the hair and offers a natural-looking contrast.
However, it will need to be retouched before a few more weeks pass, or else the look will become shabby instead of chic.
The Basics of Styling:
Ashlee Simpson's hair is similar in natural texture to that of her sister - meaning that while it is mostly straighter, it has some wave to it. This cut, with its tapering and intense texture on the ends, demands smooth styling. The hair should be blown-out with a flat, bristled brush and a smoothing balm or cream to add shine and control any fly-away strands.
Ashlee Simpson with short blonde hair
Ashlee Simpson - Photo: Joe Seer/Shutterstock
Pass slices of the dry hair through a flat iron to further smooth the finished look and help control the lay of the hair. You can use added tension on the clamping and a slight tilt of the iron to give the hair a bend and create the curve in the back of the head.
Finish off the look with a touch of smoothing serum or pomade along the fingertips and work them through the smoothed strands to add a little definition and give the ends that molded look, creating the fine-tip finish and visual interest in the style.
See also:
The latest short hairstyles for women
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