15 Cool Asymmetrical Haircuts Because Perfect Hair Is Overrated

Updated 09/23/19

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.

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

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.

Rihanna at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards with asymmetrical bob
 

How can we ever forget the iconic asymmetrical bob Rihanna debuted at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2007? She spruced up this sleek, jet-black cut with a touch of blonde highlight in her bangs.

Grammy-nominee Bebe Rexha is another short hair devotee. The singer topped off her platinum blonde bob with some hints of pink.

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.

During the press tour for her much-anticipated film Hustlers, J.Lo made an appearance in a chin-grazing lob. This isn't the first time we've seen the triple-threat channel a shorter 'do, and it probably won't be the last.

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'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.

Charlize Theron's chocolate bob goes down in history as dream hair if we've ever seen it. By leaving the left side of her cut tucked behind her ear, the actress made a lot more room for texture when she appeared at this year's Oscars.

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.

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.

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 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.

Victoria Beckham at the Marc Jacobs F08 fashion show with asymmetrical bob
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You seriously can't talk about asymmetrical cuts without talking about Victoria Beckham. The precision of this cut paired with the shine factor of her hair is unreal.

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