1 of 11 SARAH McCOLGANHAIR for ESSENCE
“This cut is a cross between Star Trek’s Mr. Spock and a forties screen siren,” says celeb hairstylist Tippi Shorter of her creation. The bang is layered, via point cutting, which allows the hair to move—a nice change from stiff, blunt bangs—and the back is tapered.
2 of 11 SARAH McCOLGANHAIR for ESSENCE
This of-the-moment mullet has an asymmetric front that is razored, Shorter explains, to allow the ends to be piecey and separated.
3 of 11 SARAH McCOLGANHAIR for ESSENCE
Stylist Katrina Glenn of Bumble and bumble cut the hair to give both long and supershort “pieceyness” in the front. “As this style grows out, these layers will help keep its shape,” she says.
4 of 11 ANDREAS HOFWEBERHAIR for ESSENCE
Jewels Spice up a choppy bob with a touch of sparkle.
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To lock in these crisp looks, Dana Gibbs of Dana’s Loft in New York City says the key element is texture. Razored ends, multiple layers and color all contribute to the depth and dimension of these fresh styles.
6 of 11 Sonja Pacho for ESSENCE
Update your choppy pixie by leaving some length along the nape and distinct layers in the front. Note the super short layers around the ears and brow areas.
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Melissa Kendall of Salon 804 in New York City created this sculptured hawk with soft bangs.
Deep Treat your strands with Creme of Nature Jojoba & Olive Oil Moisture-Active Deep Conditioning Treatment, $7, drugstores.
8 of 11 Sonja Pacho for ESSENCE
That asymmetrical swoosh of days gone by is back. Here, flippy bangs soften the hard edges.
Moisturize your scalp and hair using Chi Organics Brazilian Oil, $33, farouk.com for salon locations.
9 of 11 Sonja Pacho for ESSENCE
Blunt bangs and wispy pieces counteract the fullness of a strong bang with layered, piecey ends.
11 of 11 Shot for ESSENCE
It’s that time of year when you crave a new do. So why not embrace the dynamic duality of fall’s fresh crops—one part pretty, one part edgy?
By Pamela Edwards Christiani
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