Hollywood’s hottest cuts—and how to get ‘em!
Elizabeth's swingy layers
What's new about it…Tiers of layers of all different lengths can end up making your head look like a wedding cake. So much more attractive: the new consistent long layers that begin well below your chin and cascade down your shoulders, hitting at your chest for maximum bounce, Cho says.
But will it look good on me? Most likely. All face shapes can pull off swingy layers, but if you're petite, keep the length to just past your clavicle; otherwise, all anyone will see is hair. As for texture, if you're lucky enough to have medium to thick hair with a little wave or curl, this cut is wash-and-go. Not you? You'll have to exercise a little styling muscle.
Here's what to ask for at the salon…Extended layers all over, starting a few inches below the chin, falling softly to the chest.
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Emily's extra long bob
What's new about it…You'll never associate the words bob and mom again. This update has long layers that hit at or just past the shoulders for a downtown cool-girl vibe. Make it funkier by getting it angled slightly longer in front. Best of all: You can still pull it into a pony.
But will it look good on me? Yes! A long bob flatters most hair textures and face shapes, Cho says. Because it's not too long and not too short, this cut balances round-, heart- and square-shaped faces and doesn't elongate ovals. And though it looks best super straight (styling tips, page 58), it won't give curly- and wavy-haired ladies poufy triangle head.
Here's what to ask for at the salon…A collarbone-length bob with long layers. If you want it angled, say, “A-line,” too.
Also check out Julia Jones and Victoria Justice.
Michelle's modern pixie
What's new about it…When you hear “pixie,” you think of '60s starlets' boyish crops. The right-now version is cut slightly longer in front. There are two variations: the Michelle, girlier with shaggy sides, and the Miley, edgy with almost buzzed sides. (Skip her extra light bleach job, though.)
But will it look good on me? Probably. The Michelle works on most hair types, but avoid it unless you have a small oval face. Its uniform shape can emphasize round, heart or square faces—and not in a pretty way. The Miley is more universally face-flattering but is best for fine to medium hair. With thick or curly strands, the close-cropped part could stick out as it grows.
Here's what to ask for at the salon…A pixie that grazes ears and brows. For Michelle, say “layers”; for Miley, “shaped and undercut.”
Also check out Miley Cyrus and Anne Hathaway.