15 Cool Asymmetrical Haircuts Because Perfect Hair Is Overrated

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It's easy to get bored with your hair. It's also easy to not make major hair switch-ups because they're scary. But hair changes are good. You've probably second-guessed your haircut millions of times by now (we all do), but it just might be the time to make the chop. Instead of going the traditional route, try out an asymmetrical haircut, which is when you go shorter on one side and keep the other side of your hair's length a little longer at an angle.

Asymmetric hairstyles add an undeniable cool factor to cuts. Since your hair is two different lengths, it brings dimension by framing your face, and most importantly, it looks amazing in photos. From sleek styles to voluminous and textured, these cuts work for all textures.

Demi Lovato

When Demi Lovato chopped their long, dark strands, we were here for it. But then they went even shorter with this angled cut, and we fell in love.

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie's wavy lob is so good it'll make anyone think about chopping their mane. Her cascading blonde strands are the ultimate haircut inspo.

Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige
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Mary J. Blige proves that you can still achieve an asymmetric cut with a pixie. We're digging her perfectly tousled, rocker chic waves and blonde highlights.

Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith
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With not a strand out of place, Jada Pinkett Smith's sleek asymmetric cut is the definition of red carpet-worthy.

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian West with asymmetrical haircut
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Kim Kardashian West's brown asymmetrical lob is somehow incredibly simple yet sultry. The fact that it's bone-straight shows off its chestnut brown color and face-framing shape.

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana
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For a more subtle approach to asymmetric hair, take a cue from Zoe Saldana, who pairs her chin-grazing lob with retro waves and red lip—a winning combination.

Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson attends the 2018 amfAR Gala With Asymmetrical Bob
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Taraji P. Henson is the queen of bobs, so of course the actress has rocked asymmetrical cuts many, many times. This time, in particular, is a beautiful example of how showstopping this style looks with tousled waves.

Emily Ratajkowski

Emily Ratajkowski's angled lob had us fully believing that she made a big chop. While attending the 2017 Golden Globes, she revealed this was only a wig, but it certainly deserves an award of its own.


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Beyonce's asymmetric cut goes down in history as dream hair if we've ever seen it. A honeyed ombré coupled with a middle part makes room for ultimate texture.

Rita Ora

Singer Rita Ora at the 2015 Grammy Awards with asymmetrical haircut
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Rita Ora edged up her cut with bangs that gradually get longer swept across her face with cropped styles. This is what you call an asymmetric cut that's not for the faint of the heart.

Jourdan Dunn

Jourdan Dunn
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We say "yes" to supermodel Jourdan Dunn's cheek-grazing bob. The angle of this cut falls perfectly against her face. We can't pick on whether we're more in love with her silver strands or her cut.

Ginnifer Goodwin

Actress Ginnifer Goodwin at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party with asymmetrical haircut
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I mean, can Ginnifer Goodwin's hair get any more picturesque than this? Now we're on a hunt for a step-by-step tutorial of this specific style because we've never seen a fluttery cut look cooler.

Lucy Hale

Lucy Hale has been rocking a shorter length for as long as we can remember, and has experimented with different lengths. This razor-sharp asymmetrical cut is just one of many times she's worn the style.

Chanel Iman

Chanel Iman
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Chanel Iman's asymmetric cut is accompanied by a deep side part and a barely-there bend.

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