About time for your hair rest in the new year? 2024 brings with it the promise of edgy glamours, with the trendiest haircuts claiming out with the "proper" and in with the OTT. Well, most of them are! This year, we're about to see grown-out lengths cut into styles that add dimension to your features. Which means, you've got to take these references to your favourite hairstylist, have a long chat with them about it and trust the process while they tailor the cut to your unique hair texture and type. Starting off with...
Easy, messy cut
Wanna look like a Lana Del Rey song? The “undone” haircut is done with a casual approach from the hairstylist who quite literally might take a pair of sheers to your hair and start cutting without any plan. Its is low-maintenance, gives a tousled look, and lends a slightly unkempt appearance. Effortlessly chic, this one is for the dreamers!
Soft, mid-length lob
The long bob is timeless! It typically falls between the chin and collarbone, and is quite literally the hottest cut on red carpets right now. If you want to style a shorter 'do but still be able to put your hair up in a bun, this is a good compromise.
Bangs are not exclusive to the straight hair club anymore! Textured fringes include a lot of movement and dimension. Ideal for rounder faces looking for edgy details, textured bangs are cut in layers at varying lengths. They're kept soft to look lived-in and relaxed for everyday wear.
Face framing layers
Long to super long, face framing layers are cut to sit a bit lower than your chin and the purpose is just that - to frame your face. Speak to your stylist on which layer best complements your facial features. They are quite versatile and can help add softness, dimension, and a flattering contour to your overall look.
Animal-inspired cuts, like the shaggy wolf cut and the dainty cub cut, have been popping up in the past couple of years. Now the kitty cut has entered the chat; one which allows for a sleeker look with less shagginess by adding subtle and sophisticated layers. The length that falls between the shoulders and collarbone, with cropped ends seamlessly blending in with the rest of the hair.
Side-swept curly cuts
Side-swept hairstyles might just have a new home - curly hair! Angular at top and rounder at the end, this cut allows you to wear your curls naturally, while still keeping it in place. Don't forget to use the scrunching method to develop tight curls after washing your hair, as the layers might puff up otherwise.
The Baroque bob is a shorter bob that is cut styled with voluminous curls or waves, or intricate textures. Most recently popularised by Zendaya, this look borrows the aesthetics of the baroque era, thus, being bold and statement-making.