Emma Watson, pictured here at last year’s Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince premiere, recently stunned the world by chopping off her luscious, wavy locks in favor of a new gamine ‘do. This pixie-cut is bound to inspire many women to take a pair of shears to their own strands, and with a few expert tips, styling this short shag can be simple.

As July winds down, many people may flock to the shores to capture the last month of guaranteed beach weather. But a romp in the sand and waves can leave you with messy hair and a face full of melted makeup.

Summer is the season to rock a short hairstyle, but those who rarely cut their locks may not know how to best style their new ‘do. Instead of forgoing this dramatic cut for another season of pulled-back ponytails, chop off some length, as experts explain that styling short hair can be simple, with the right tricks.