Anxious about getting a new haircut? You can have the world's most amazing stylist and a veritable glossary of hair buzzwords—blended layers, long bob, feathered bangs—and still not get the cut you want. 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 of our favorite haircuts to help you decide which look is right for you.
Keep scrolling for nine gorgeous images to show your stylist before they bust out the scissors!
The wavy bob of 2015 is going nowhere this year. The blunt style works particularly well on those with fine hair.
To create the perfect wave, use the tapered barrel in T3's fabulous Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand ($270).
This gender-neutral pixie is all about the feathered cut—no crazy styling required. It's perfect for those who want to remain style-conscious yet low-maintenance.
A shaggy bob with heavy eye-grazing bangs looks particularly chic on naturally curly hair (more It girl, less Truffala tree.) When you style, opt for a curl-enhancing product, such as Living Proof Curl Defining Styling Cream ($28).
If you tend to wear your hair straight, ask your stylist to fray the ends a bit with some thinning scissors, which makes the look a bit more breezy and current.
Style by applying a heat protectant, such as Tresemmé's Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray ($5) and straightening with GHD's Classic 1 Inch Styler ($149).
It's your mom's '70s shag haircut made modern, and it can be seen on celebs from Taylor Swift to Emma Stone. The cut is all about curtainy bangs and layers with movement.
Here's more swag inspiration.
This bouncy, straight-across style is a great transition cut from ultra-long hair to something a little shorter and chicer. Just ask your stylist for a blunt cut that falls about two inches past the collar bone.
Choppy, layered, and a little frayed at the ends— it's the cool-girl long hairstyle of the moment. The cut works best with naturally wavy hair and evokes edgy vibes with minimal styling.
Natural curls are the new boho waves. Just ask your stylist to thin out the ends a bit, part in the middle, and style with Leonor Greyl's Éclat Naturel Styling Cream ($46).
This longer version of the swag is not only ultra-current, it's the best style for growing out your bangs. The piecey layers help disguise that awkward grow-out phase, especially if you wear it wavy.
This story was originally published by Lexy Lebsack on April 6, 2014.
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