View Full Version : Styling options at chin length

February 12th, 2012, 05:01 PM
are there any? I was trying to do something with my mop but I've barely ever had hair this short before.

February 12th, 2012, 05:11 PM
When I had chin length hair I liked to do lace braids on the front or use hair bows and the like.

February 12th, 2012, 05:15 PM
Micro-mini claw clips were my best friend at that length, and are surprisingly versatile.

February 12th, 2012, 05:34 PM
Hm, interesting. I should probably look into headbands and the like, and learn how to lace braid! :)

February 12th, 2012, 05:43 PM
I've been doing french and dutch headbands, it's been fun and an interesting way to deal with the back of my hair being shorter than the front!

Headbands are also good :)

The other day I did a loose pin curl set on my damp hair and it made it kind of cool!

February 12th, 2012, 06:09 PM
The only thing I could really do at chin length was a half-up held with a flexi-8 clip or a GrahToe Studios micro mini fork. Braids are pretty, but I am horrible at braiding.

February 12th, 2012, 06:11 PM
Headband curls, twists or braids on the side of the head, mini-pigtails. I personally think curls look best with hair this length. I would say maybe give the caruso steam setter a try or to find some heat-free curl tutorials on youtube. I also think side-bangs are very flattering with hair this length. :)

February 12th, 2012, 06:28 PM
youtube has many ideas

February 12th, 2012, 07:52 PM
I am growing out again after going real short - am a little below chin length. I agree with prior suggestions of small clips, headbands and the Caruso steam rollers. I remember this stage as a difficult, but fairly short one. In no time our hair will be long enough to do a lot more styling options.:)

February 12th, 2012, 11:36 PM
This made me think of Dale Hinman on tv, the FBI profiler. Her hair is chin length and she puts it back in such great ways. Not sure if she uses a clip or claw or what. Maybe google Dale Himan hair images - hehe I've done it just to look at it!,

February 15th, 2012, 03:13 PM
I'm between chin and shoulder length. I'm using a flex8 quite a bit in a peacock twist or french twist.

February 15th, 2012, 03:33 PM
At chin length I used to do a french braid and then tuck in the end of the braid. It took quite some practice and bobbiepins to do it, but I loved it. I liked it because it didn't show the actual length (or lack of it) of my hair. Sometimes I accessorised it with headbands and added some volume. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSBAqxQCNKk

Another style you could try is crown twist: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPHEzUr5bWQ&feature=relmfu

Or maybe this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIPrzATuBec&feature=relmfu

Crown braid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3J9aGjX_tc

I think it's obvious I just love Lilith Moon's videos:)