11 Model-Approved Haircuts to Try Now
Contemplating a fresh chop? We've got inspiration aplenty, as this past fashion month all but confirmed that the statement haircut is finally on its way back. After several years of long locks only (save for a couple of outliers), the newest crop of It models are rocking a variety of edgier 'dos: Think thick bangs, shaggy layers, and curl-enhancing pixies. And the best part? There's never been more of an emphasis on natural texture, so that any cut you choose is truly your own. (And easier to maintain, too.)
Still need a nudge? We're betting one of these ultra-cool styles will motivate you to take the plunge.
You know how the "no makeup" makeup trend has finally given way to less makeup? Last year's lob has evolved in a similar way: Instead of using a curling iron to get "effortless"-looking waves, opt for piece-y layers that enhance your natural texture. Work in some of Leonor Greyl's Volumizing Mousse ($46) with your fingers, give your strands a tousle, and go.
This punk-rock style isn't going anywhere soon. (And we're not just saying that because we recently made the cut.) Got kinky strands? Ask your stylist for lightweight layers that'll help define your curls even more. (Sleek-haired gals—keep reading.)
As Edie Campbell and Sora Choi (seen here) demonstrate, where curly texture gives the shag a little bit of natural softness, straighter strands take the edge factor up a notch. Emphasize razor-cut layers with a texturizing spray, like Blow Pro's Textstyle ($20).
We've been conditioned to avoid a triangular bob shape, but why? Is Solange not a fine enough example of how cool geometric hair can look?
If we could sum up the year in hair trends in just three words, it would be "curls for days." Again, owning your own texture has never been so cool, and that means playing it up to new heights—literally, in the case of models like Imaan Hammam and Anais Mali. Ask for curl-augmenting layers and make sure you keep them hydrated with a great conditioner and a weekly mask, because nothing kills this look like poof and frizz.
Which cut do you like the best? Sound off below!