The Year of the 'Side-Shave' Hairstyle

2010 saw were more tress trends than ever--and the "side-shave" was definitely one of the most popular. Inspired by the late-80s/early-90s asymmetric styles of Salt n Pepa and T. Boz, this super edgy 'do gave everyone from Willow Smith to Cassie a bold new silhouette this year. Here, we look back at the hottest celebs who rocked this shave-tastic style.
ESSENCE.COM Jan, 11, 2010

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The"side-shave" was one of 2010’s chicest styles! Inspired by the asymmetric ’dos of Salt n Pepa and T. Boz, this style gave everyone from Willow Smith to Cassie a bold new look this year.

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At the start of her world tour this summer, Rihanna’s debuted this buzzed-on-the-sides, military chic hairstyle.

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At a recent event, Tichina Arnold flaunted her new, shaved-on-one-side, long-in-the-front hairstyle to rave reviews.

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With her cropped cut on one side and feathered waves on the other, Missy managed to marry two totally different hairstyles—and make it hot.

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Model/actress/singer Cassie goes for serious, in-your-face drama with this half-bald hairstyle. It looks so glam, but we wish her luck on the growing-out period.

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After Eva Marcille won “America’s Next Top Model,” she immediately began experimenting with her lush curls. We’re fans of this short-on-the-sides, spiky-on-top situation.

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Up-and-coming indie singer Jay Davey always makes a memorable style statement. We love her “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome”-esque haircut.

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Former MTV veejay Lala Vasquez adds some edge to her luscious, amber-streak strands by shaving her right side, just above her ear. We hear Carmelo approves.

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Choreographer Laurie Ann Gibson put her own spin on the look when she dyed her shaved section a shocking pink!

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With her vampy violet shadow, gleaming smile and fresh Side-Shave cut, Fantasia looks poised for a major comeback.


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