“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.
This of-the-moment mullet has an asymmetric front that is razored, Shorter explains, to allow the ends to be piecey and separated.
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.
Jewels Spice up a choppy bob with a touch of sparkle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Blunt bangs and wispy pieces counteract the fullness of a strong bang with layered, piecey ends.
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