Coco Chanel once said “a woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life” and if you’re thinking about getting a mane-changing cut this year, the only one you should go for is the Chanel haircut. Wondering why? Because it’s fashionable, darling!
Not sure what it is? It’s this year’s most wearable French girl hair trend and is defined by its chin-length style + fringe combination, reminiscent of Coco Chanel’s 1930s bob hairstyle. And with a laundry list of stars with different face and hair types rocking it, it’s also proving to be universally flattering.
Intrigued? Here are the 6 ways you can rock the trend like a true trendsetter…
The Chanel haircut: 6 ways to rock the trend like a true trendsetter
1. Copy Coco Chanel
Editor’s tip: If you want to nail this classic to a T, you’ll need to make sure your mane and bangs are sleek, too. How? With the help of the TONI&GUY Flawless Sleek Creation Hairspray, of course!
Ideal for creating and finishing your look, this medium hold hairspray will leave your tresses gleaming. Ooh la la!
2. Be like Vanessa Hudgens
Spotted on the red carpet, the star is rocking a loosely waved bob cut with a piecey fringe, making for an elegant and killer style combo.
3. Try it with a longer bob length
If you’re not feeling the classic, super-short Chanel haircuts above, try shaking things up by channelling Sam Rollinson’s modern alternative.
4. Play around with colour
Editor’s tip: Dreaming of making this tousled style yours? Then you’ll need the VO5 Dry Texturising Spray, which will help give your mane the undone, beach texture needed to pull off this laid-back look.
5. And shapes, too!
While the Chanel haircut is technically defined by its chin-length style, you can break the rules and play around with shapes. Now, we don’t mean actual shapes, oh no, we’re talking about asymmetric cuts and A-line ones, just like Nina Dobrev.
With its fierce, edgy shape and ultra-sleek appearance, this fabulous angled ‘do is bound to get you all the likes. Yay!
6. Don’t be afraid to switch up your fringe
So, if you’re worried about whether or not a blunt fringe will suit you, there’s no reason you can’t work your best side and live your best life.