a beautiful woman with a buzz cut

At once intimidating and alluring, the buzz cut is the ultimate cool girl hairstyle. Popularized by celebrities over the years — namely, Sinead O'Connor, Demi Moore, Kristen Stewart, Cara Delevingne, and Halsey, among others — the buzz cut is a major style statement. If you’ve taken the leap and shaved it all off, you’re already on our cool list! But if you’re having a bit of buyer’s remorse, here’s some positive reinforcement and useful tips on how to rock your new ‘do with confidence.

Up Your Skincare Game

With shorter hair, your face becomes more prominent. Your eyes, nose, cheekbones, forehead and chin are in full view. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Take this opportunity to focus on your skincare and really allow your face to glow. Focus on cleansing, exfoliation and hydration to make your skin softer, brighter, and more youthful.

For revitalized skin, use POND'S Vitamin Micellar Water in Brightening Rose. It contains organic French roses that brightens skin in one week, and vitamins A, B3, B5, C, and E which all help in bringing back plumpness, smoothness, and lost moisture. Follow it up with POND'S Serum Burst Cream, which delivers 10 times the brightening power of vitamin C with Gluta-Boost technology. With skin so good, you’ll be thankful your hair isn’t in the way!

For a clean, radiant skin.

POND’S Vitamin Micellar Water Brightening Rose

Change Your Makeup Look

Halsey wears her buzz cut with long, voluminous eyelashes and a pale pink lip balm, while keeping the rest of her face bare.

Such a dramatic change in hairstyle will require a whole new makeup look to go with it. This doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll have to wear more makeup — just different. If you don’t usually wear eye makeup, try playing up your eyes more with a lengthening mascara for a flirty, feminine look. If nude is your usual lip color, try going for a bold red or an edgy burgundy to embrace your new cool girl style.

Experiment on different looks, but not all of them at once. Just take it one step at a time to figure out which looks make you feel good, and just add or subtract accordingly.

Create Some Contrast in Your Style

For the ultimate cool girl look, contrast your edgy hair with a softer style, like Kristen Stewart on the red carpet.

Iris Apfel sums it up beautifully: When you don’t dress like everybody else, you don’t have to think like everybody else. The mere fact that you already have a shaved head means that you are willing to open up your world to new things, and this can apply to how you dress. Get into the cool girl mindset by dressing outside of your comfort zone.

It might feel like a buzz cut would go with an Iron Maiden shirt and some cut off shorts, but what if you try on something completely unexpected, like a floral dress? Challenging norms is the cool girl way, and now, you’re “it!”

Care for Your Cut

Getting a buzz cut can be a very liberating experience, but it also takes a lot of maintenance work. Since your scalp is now exposed to the elements as well as to other people, you’ll need to keep it in tip-top shape. Keep your scalp fresh, hydrated and free of flakes with TRESemmé Detox & Nourish Shampoo and TRESemmé Detox & Nourish Conditioner.

Yes, you still need to condition even with short hair! Conditioner replenishes hair with moisture, which in turn helps protect it from damage. These have green tea, which detoxifies and nourishes hair and scalp to prevent dryness. 

For a clear scalp.

TRESemmé Detox & Nourish Conditioner

For a clear scalp.

TRESemmé Detox & Nourish Shampoo

Simple, right? There are no tricks or complicated secrets to sporting a buzz cut — all it takes is a little bit of self-care, and whole lot of willingness to break the mold. Cop these cool girl looks and rock your buzz cut with confidence today!