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Laura Neilson’s Top Fashion And Beauty Picks For Short Hair

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Laura Neilson’s Top Fashion And Beauty Picks For Short Hair

A pixie haircut can be a gamechanger for more than just one’s locks.
Here are the products and accessories this style writer relies on the most.

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When Laura Neilson, a Manhattan-based fashion and style writer (and frequent Margot contributor) asked her hairstylist Julie Dickson at Joon Drop to chop her shoulder-length locks, she didn’t think her new pixie-ish haircut would have such a profound effect on her go-to beauty and accessory choices. “I’m using different hair styling products now, of course. But my makeup and earring game has also changed now that those features of my face are so visible,” she says. “I love it, though.”

Below, Laura’s ultimate list for making the most of short hairstyles.

Hair

1. I love products that pull double-duty. I use this on wet, freshly-washed hair, and also whenever my strands need a quick refresh. The subtle scent is fabulous, too.

Crown Affair

Crown Affair

The Leave In Conditioner

$48

Crown Affair

2. This is perfect for adding a bit of grit and texture. 

Crown Affair

Crown Affair

The Dry Shampoo with Brush

$36

Crown Affair

3. Usually I shy away from hair gels because they leave my hair too greasy and wet-seeming, or helmet-hard—not so with this one! I use it whenever I need a touch of dimension and more of a “look,” and my hair still feels touchable afterwards. 

Crown Affair

Crown Affair

The Finishing Gel

$42

Crown Affair

Skin & Face

4. Another double-duty wonder.

Jones Road

Jones Road

Lip and Cheek Stick in English Rose

$34

Jones Road

5. When it comes to makeup and short hair, I think it’s best to play up a single feature. You can never go wrong with a classic red lip.

Lisa Eldridge

Lisa Eldridge

True Velvet Lip Colour in Velvet Ribbon

$36

Lisa Eldridge

Jewelry & Accessories

These Saint Laurent sunglasses have a unique but versatile shape that transcends seasons. I probably wear them more than any other sunglasses I own.

These Saint Laurent sunglasses have a unique but versatile shape that transcends seasons. I probably wear them more than any other sunglasses I own.

6. Khaite x Oliver Peoples do a great cat-eye shape that I'm also really into right now.

Khaite x Oliver Peoples

Brown Frame 1983C Cat-Eye Sunglasses

$382

My Theresa

7. With my ears more visible these days, I suddenly want to adorn them with gorgeous cuffs and cascading earrings. 

Completedworks

Completedworks Weird Fishes Cubic Zirconia & Cultured Freshwater Pearl Ear Cuff

$329

Bloomingdales

8. Gigi Burris’ hats, which she crafts by hand in her petite Chinatown atelier, are beyond special. This style is one of her most popular, especially as it works on all head sizes and hair lengths. The only issue: you may want one of these chic toppers in every color.  

Gigi Burris

Gigi Burris

Sharina - Loden

$370

Gigi Burris

Laura Neilson Photographed by Shana Trajanoska

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