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.

Few women can live without a hairdryer, but ladies with bobs may not be using the tool correctly. “Blow-drying short hair from start to finish can make it look puffy,” hairstylist Garren told Allure magazine, adding that hairdryers shouldn’t be used until strands are 90 percent air-dried.

“Hold the blow-dryer above your head and aim the air straight down at the crown to push the hair smooth against your head,” hair expert Chris McMillan suggested to the news source.

When styling chopped locks, women should either part their hair to the side, or rake the longer layers forward. But regardless, a dab of pomade or cream should be used to keep the creation in place.

While often used to secure mens’ strands, Jack Black Sleek Finish Texture Cream is great for gals with a gamine ‘do. The lightweight formula is fragrance-free, and offers long-lasting yet flexible hold while helping to eliminate frizz.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19897688-ADNFCR