Ladies, start your flat irons. According to New York City hairstylist Patrick Melville, straight, sleek styles are trending this season. He recommends letting hair fall two or three inches past the shoulder and creating shape with blunt edges throughout.
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To add body to long, straight strands, have your stylist cut layers, like Miranda Kerr’s. “The most popular cut is shoulder length with very blended layers,” says Celebrity Hairstylist and Yes To Stylista, Gretta Monahan. We love this cut because it needs little maintenance and works on everyone.
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The side-swept bob, like 666 Park Avenue’s Rachael Taylor’s, has become a classic cut. To add a little more movement to the style this season, go with an asymmetrical bob. But keep in mind that with longer strands in front, this cut requires a little more maintenance. Schedule a trim every six weeks.
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“The long bob is great because it’s universally flattering,” Gretta told us. “The cut should fall around 2-3 inches below the chin and looks best with long layers for movement and texture.” Bring a photo of Julianne Hough’s new cut when you go to the salon.
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“The pixie cut is less universal since it’s a very revealing cut,” said Gretta. “Use Anne Hathaway, Michelle Williams and Emma Watson as inspiration. All have a delicate and gamine face and frame. This cut looks best on square, oval or heart shape faces.” And it doesn’t have to be worn just one way — we loved the piece-y texture Anne rocked left.
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With straight hair taking center stage this season, blunt bangs, like Jessica Biel’s, are the perfect addition. If you want to go a little bolder, try sharp fringe that falls at the middle of the forehead (think Rooney Mara). If your job requires a more conservative look, take Patrick’s advice: cut shorter fringe and then a longer layer on top. Expose shorter fringe when you feel more daring.
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Everywhere we look, celebrities are shaving part of their heads for an edgier look. Miley, Avril and even Tyra have jumped on the bandwagon. If you’re not as daring, Patrick Melville provides another option to his clients. “It’s called undercutting,” he told us. “I shave underneath by the nape of the neck, and then bob it out on top. You can pull the hair and expose the shave or leave it down as a bob. It’s a less risky way to rock the new trend.”
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