What’s an Asymmetrical Hair Cut?
You might have heard the term ‘asymmetrical’ thrown around the beauty parlor before. But what does that word mean in the context of hairstyles?
A cut is asymmetrical when the sides are of a different length. The left side of your hair may reach your shoulders while the right side is cut close to the scalp, or vice versa. It may not even be this drastic – although many prefer the sharp, cutting-edge style these looks give. A hairstyle could have one side but a few inches shorter and still be perfectly asymmetrical.
Styles falling into this category are not for the faint of heart. They are bold, innovative, exciting, and incredibly chic. Twiggy even rocked an asymmetrical bob for a while back in her day – and there was indeed nothing shy or demure about her.
Thinking about rocking one of these bold, fashionable styles for yourself? Below are a few suggestions of asymmetrical styles you might want to choose.
A pixie cut is short, which means you would only need a very slight difference in lengths to make a bold statement. Consider layers on the longer side so it does not feel too heavy in comparison to the shorter side.
Asymmetrical Wavy Bob
The traditional style of this look is charming and very feminine. When you add sides of different layers it becomes more subtly mature – without being exclusively so. That makes it one of the few hairstyles all adult women can rock – from 20 to 60 and beyond.
Long Asymmetrical Hair
Most asymmetrical cuts you see are on short hair, but the same look can be accomplished on long hair. When one of these cuts are done on long hair the results are very edgy and highly unique – not to mention very customizable. Cut one side to half the original length, shoulders, or right at the scalp to create vastly different looks.
This unevenly sided look can even be accomplished with the fashionable shag look. To make it happen you should begin with a mid-length asymmetrical cut. Then add choppy layers on one or both sides, depending upon how short you decide to cut the shorter of the two.
An undercut is a styling trend which has gained popularity in recent years. It is accomplished by shaving one side of your head while keeping the other long. To keep the look highly feminine, women should choose a deep side part. The result is bold, beautiful, edgy, yet chic. Feeling brave? A few streaks of your favorite color works well with this alternative hairstyle – and some women even choose to create a rainbow from their locks.
If you want to add something unique to straight hair without texturizing it, an asymmetrical cut is a perfect way to do this. This look works best for those with very smooth, silky straight hair.
Now you know what an asymmetrical cut is and have some ideas for your next do if you want to try the look for yourself.