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9 Inspiring Haircuts for Every Length

  • 9 Inspiring Haircuts for Every Length
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    Photo: Jude Rea/Wilhelmina Models, Getty Images
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  • The Blunt Bob
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    The Blunt Bob

    Russian fashion editor/stylist Miroslava Duma was one of the first in the fashion set to chop her locks into a sharp bob. Tip: ask for invisible layers if your hair is thick.

  • The Choppy Bob
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    Photo: Courtesy of Jude Rea/Wilhelmina Models
    The Choppy Bob

    To get a chin-length cut like this, ask for light, choppy layers, which will allow you to wear you the cut sleek or messy.

  • The Modern Bob with Fringe
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    The Modern Bob with Fringe

    Bangs completely change the feeling of a layered bob. Score Kirsten Dunst’s girly style with eye-grazing, wispy fringe.

  • Mid-Length Opener
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  • A Collarbone Cut with Invisible Layers
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    A Collarbone Cut with Invisible Layers

    Elizabeth Olsen’s mid-length cut feels fresh, thanks to long layers.

  • The Asymmetric Cut
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    The Asymmetric Cut

    Want to try something edgy, but not ready to lose your length? Follow Leigh Lezark’s lead and go for an asymmetric cut. A one or two inch difference on one side will make a basic cut incredibly hip.

  • The Messy Mid-Length
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    The Messy Mid-Length

    For a mid-length cut like this, ask for choppy, face-framing layers.

  • Long Opener
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  • One Length with Gentle Layers
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    Photo: WWD/Steve Eichner
    One Length with Gentle Layers

    If you have thick locks, and want a low-maintenance cut, try long layers like Doutzen Kroes.

  • Long and Blunt
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    Long and Blunt

    Long hair get instant polish with a sharp, blunt cut.

  • The Eye-Grazing Bang
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    The Eye-Grazing Bang

    The easiest way to get a fresh look without giving up your length? Bangs!

Nervous about getting a new haircut? You can have the most amazing stylist, the best celebrity references, and a vocabulary full of hair buzzwords—invisible layers, long bob, wispy bangs—and still not get the right cut. Which is exactly why we suggest you communicate with your stylist the old-fashioned way: by bringing in a photo!

Don’t worry, we’ve done all the work for you. From short and textured to long and blunt, we’ve rounded up examples our favorite haircuts to help you decide which look is right for you.

Click through our slideshow for the perfect image you’ll want to show your stylist before they break out the scissors.

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