Longer-layered styles, whether short or medium are being blown (dried) out after first being carefully laced with styling products. Touch-ups are then made with a hot curling iron by taking some sections in the front and giving them a "slight bend" on the ends. The same slight upturn is given to the back and side areas taking care not to give too much curl nor too much uniformity in a style that is all about controlled irregularity.
Cynthia Nixon may look like she is walking around with a "chopped crop". However, nothing could be further from the truth. With the onset of new approaches on methods of styling, a simple design such as this one could easily be mistaken for one of the newer, funky haircuts. Truth is, it’s an old dog being taught new tricks.