We know: Kloss would look great with a paper bag over her head. (Oh, to be a supermodel.) But we particularly love her long, face-framing layers here. "This is a happy medium of layers," says Matt Fugate, a hairstylist at Sally Hershberger Downtown salon in New York City. "It's not overly layered. Ask your stylist to start them at the cheekbones in the front, around the face, with enough in the back to give movement."
We're seeing this look everywhere right now, and we love it because it's messy in an unforced, sexy way. "This is the new, modern shag, and it's easy to add bangs to it," Fugate says, if you're going for a cut à la Taylor Swift. To get that texture, say it with us: salt spray, salt spray, salt spray. After washing, rough-dry or air-dry your hair most of the way, then work a salt spray in from roots to ends, tousling with your hands to distribute the product and encourage the waves. Once it dries, you'll have natural, touchable waves.
This look is tousled but sophisticated, and according to Fugate, it's ideal for anyone with fine hair. "A lot of the bulk is left in the style, and the hair around the jaw makes it look full, so it's a great go-to when you don't have a lot of hair," he says. Layers do add volume to your style, but when you cut off too much, it can look limp. This is a way to do it without chopping a lot.
Ciara's lob is reminiscent of a modern-day Cleopatra. "A center part is like bam! Here are all my features," says Fugate. "It's like a frame that shows everything." And for that supersleek, glossy finish, don't skimp on shine spray.
We're not calling Schuman lazy at all, but this is the ultimate lazy-girl medium-length style. It's about adding waves here and there, and then brushing them out so that they blend in with your natural texture. Plus, when your hair is darker at the roots, it buys you a couple of extra days between washes because the color conceals oil. But if you have fine hair, make dry shampoo your best friend; not only will it extend your wash but it'll also give you more texture to play with.
What's refreshing about this style is that it looks nearly effortless. It's straight but not so straight that it seems like she used a flatiron for an hour. And as a general rule, don't worry about flattening every single strand when you're using a straightener (lest you want 2004 to call from a Motorola Razr flip phone asking for its hair back). It's cooler to be a little less perfect and leave in some of your natural movement. As for the cut, "This is another version of the shag," says Fugate. "It's almost as if she just grew out her bangs. There are tons of layers."
For these Jessica Rabbit–style waves, you'll need a set of hot rollers. Wrap three-inch sections of hair around them, then let them sit for a while until they cool completely. When you remove the rollers, you can brush out your curls—the key step here—without having them deflate. Finish with a fine mist of hair spray (we like R + Co Vicious Strong Hold Flexible Hairspray) for hold and shine.
If your hair is in good shape, congratulations: You qualify for this cool cut. "It's all one length, creating a strong line, which shows off how healthy her hair is," Fugate says of Chen's blunt, Sassoon-esque bob. "The simplicity is what's so chic here." Styling-wise, use a flatiron on the ends to emphasize the pristine bluntness of the style. To maintain that crisp definition, you'll need to get trims quite often, but we think it's well worth the upkeep.
With medium-length cuts, you're naturally going to have these pieces that don't fit in a ponytail or that poke out of a topknot. Fugate says to let them do their thing. "What's cool is all the looseness and airy messiness around her face," he says. "For so long, no one wanted those loose pieces and tendrils, but now they're the cool, modern thing to do."
To get these loose waves, use a large-barrel curling iron and a texturizing spray, like Blow Pro Textstyle Dry Texture Spray, for hold. The color also has an interesting effect on this lob. "It gives her hair movement because of the way the shadows are painted through. The subtle pieces break it up," Fugate says. And if you see your stylist pulling out a razor for this cut, don't get nervous: Fugate, who we just named the best stylist for razor haircuts in our Best of Beauty issue, says it's the best way to accomplish that sort of pieciness.
For defined curls like Flete's, prep hair with a curl gel or serum—Flete, who has posted multiple twist-out tutorials on her blog, Shinestruck, likes Dove Quench Absolute Crème Serum—and then divide hair into about nine sections. Separate each section in two and use a crossover motion to twist them together, bearing in mind that the larger each twist is, the chunkier the curls will be when you unravel them. For extra definition, coil the end of each twist around your finger. Then use a diffuser to blow-dry hair completely and lock the curls in place before carefully unraveling the twists and combing through the roots with a wide-tooth comb for volume.
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