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Asymmetrical Haircut Ideas: 5 Ways to Wear the Look

Our top edit of asymmetrical hairstyles to inspire your new look. Scroll through to find your favorite. 

If you’ve been scrolling through social media lately, you’ve probably noticed how hot short hair is these days. It has quickly become the best length to wear this season! If you’re thinking of making the big chop, why not consider one of the hottest looks of the season with the asymmetrical haircut. What was once dubbed as an ‘old school’ style, asymmetrical hairstyles have quickly made a resurgence, becoming a super versatile and adaptable style that works well for virtually any hair type and face shape. To help inspire your new asymmetrical cut, we’ve collected our top edit of this awesome look.

Asymmetrical Hair: 5 Looks We Love

model with long asymmetrical haircut style on blonde hair
Use long asymmetrical cuts to accentuate your face shape. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

1. Classic Asymmetrical Hair

Let’s kick things off with a classic asymmetrical haircut. Easily distinguishable by the varying lengths on either side of the head, the hair is often also stacked at the back to emphasize the angular cut, providing loads of extra depth and dimension, too!

Bonus: You’ll also be pleased to know that this look requires minimal effort when styling making it great for girls wanting to just get up and go.

woman with asymmetrical pixie cut with undercut side shave
Undercuts give asymmetrical haircuts an edgy touch.

2. Edgy Undercut

Feel that asymmetrical haircuts are a bit ‘been-there-done-that’? Here’s an easy fix: Give the look a modern and fun update like adding an undercut into the mix. What makes this look so great, is that you can get the best of both worlds. When you want to hide your undercut, you can use the longer section of your hair to conceal the shaved section. Now that’s pretty smart styling if you ask us!

young woman with dark brown wavy asymmetrical haircut
Asymmetrical hair looks with waves are curls are great styling ideas for fancy occasions.

3. The Curly Crop

Asymmetrical cuts aren’t meant to be only worn with straight hair. If you have naturally curly hair or prefer to wear asymmetrical short hair looks with curls, opt for a style like the above. Ask your stylist to cut your hair long enough that you’re able to try out different curly looks without compromising too much length.

To achieve voluminous curly looks, apply a styling product like TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Touchable Bounce Mousse to clean damp before blow-drying and curling your hair. Oh, and don’t forget to safeguard your precious strands from heat damage using the TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray.

woman with accent twisted style on asymmetrical short hair
Update asymmetrical hairstyles to fun accent braids or twists. Photo credit: Dvora

4. The Subtle Asymmetrical Haircut

Bold short asymmetrical hairstyles aren’t quite for everyone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get in on the fun with a slightly more subtle take on the trend! This long bob has been gently graduated at the back with only a small distinction in length on either side of the look – it may be a minute change, but it certainly packs a punch in the style department! What’s more, you can definitely spruce up the look when you want to try something new. Add a twist like above, or a fun accent braid.

woman with asymmetrical haircut on platinum blonde hair
Pair up an asymmetrical haircut with a bold hair color. Photo credit: Dvora

5. The Asymmetrical Platinum Bob

Love asymmetrical hairstyles, but find yourself as a bit of a hairstyle chameleon and want to work multiple trends in one look? Then gather around, dear trendsetters, because this one was practically made for you! Featuring an on-trend platinum blonde hue and an undone texture, this look will earn you endless style points this coming season. So what are you waiting for? Book that salon appointment, now!

If you decide to add in some colorful shades to your cut, be sure to invest in a good wash and care set specifically formulated for dyed manes. We recommend trying the TRESemmé Color Revitalize Shampoo and TRESemmé Color Revitalize Conditioner to help keep your hair color looking fresh and vibrant.

Looking for more cool hair ideas like these short asymmetrical haircuts above? Check out this collection of easy hairstyles for short hair.

All Things Hair
All Things Hair
27 March 2017

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