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Blunt Cut Hairstyle Guide: Cool Cuts and Styling Tips

Everyone can pull off a blunt haircut. Here’s your definitive guide to getting the look.

This year, we strongly feel this is the time women should continue to embrace doing the very thing(s) that they want no matter what anyone says or cares. After all, what other people think of you shouldn’t concern you (unless it’s your boss). When it comes to hair, we are advocates of loving your look, trying out new things and having fun. Which brings us to our latest obsession, straight and blunt cut styles.

Unlike your traditional haircut, blunt haircuts evoke a powerful statement. They’re sharp, edgy and super cool. And if your personal style doesn’t speak to edge, don’t worry. There are numerous blunt straight haircuts that can be softened up with a fringe. Read on to discover five of our favorite blunt and straight haircut ideas that you should try this season.

Blunt Haircut: Ideas and Styling Tips

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Bob haircuts are always a great idea. Pair up your blunt cut with a bang to soften the look. Photo credit:

1. Blunt Bob and Bang

In general, bobs are chic. Add straight lines, and super even ends, with a bang, and this cut becomes an edgy look in an instant. If you’re digging this look but rather create a softer effect to complement your personal style, pair the look up with a girly ensemble and super feminine makeup to match.

young woman with straight mushroom blunt cut hairstyle
Go for a fun mushroom cut with blunt ends. Photo credit:

2. Blunt Mushroom Haircut

Lately we’ve been having a soft spot for mushroom haircuts, and we’re certainly obsessed with the light and airy look of this one. This look is ideal for those who rather a haircut that has a fuss-free maintenance and styling routine. Styling tip: To ensure your hair isn’t weighed-down when styling, opt for a hair care system that gives your hair a weightless volume like Dove Oxygen Moisture Shampoo and Dove Oxygen Moisture Conditioner.

young woman with center part blunt short haircut
Break the rules and go for straight cut hair look with a center part on any face shape. Photo credit:

3. Blunt Cut Hair with Center Part

Center parts are said to be best for women with oblong or oval face shapes. Short haircuts, on the other hand, that hit right below the ear are said to be best for round face shapes to give your face shape contrast. There are so many ways you can go about this, but we say if you love this cut as much as we do, go for it no matter your face shape. Some rules are definitely meant to be broken.

young woman with chin length bob haircut
Keep it fresh, clean and simple with a classic chin-length bob haircut. Photo credit:

4. Blunt Chin-Length Haircut

There’s something that’s just so clean and refreshing of sharp chin length straight haircut styles, especially on thicker hair textures. If you don’t have thick hair though, opt for a cut like this with long layers to give the illusion of fuller hair. When styling, finish off your look with a shine oil, like Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Styling Oilto give your straight haircut a healthy-looking shine

young woman with textured blunt haircut
Stay on trend with straight haircut styles that are popular on the runways. Photo credit:

5. Blunt Textured Cut

We’ve learned from the NYFW SS’17 runways that textured hairstyles will be huge for spring. Opt for this blunt textured cut if you’re looking for a hairstyle that speaks to forthcoming trends. There’s no wrong way to styling this textured look. Have fun with it, pile on the texture or pare down the texture. Do what pleases you!

More Tips for Styling and Maintaining a Blunt Cut

1. Add a soft fringe.

While a blunt fringe may not be for everyone, who’s to say you can’t embrace a blunt haircut and a fringe at the same time? Simply opt for a lightly feathered, side-swept fringe to balance out the sharp, precise lines of your base cut for a softer overall look. See? You really can get the best of both worlds!

2. Consider your hair type.

Just as you would when you’re getting any haircut, it’s especially important to take your natural hair type and texture into consideration when getting a blunt cut.

For example, if your hair is straight or very fine, it’s probably best to keep your blunt cut on the shorter side to help give the illusion of volume and thickness. However, if your hair is curly, it may be best to ask your stylist to cut it dry as opposed to wet, since your curls will shrink if wet.

3. Know your face shape and what flatters it.

We all know that different face shapes complement different cuts and styles, so it should come as no surprise that it’s one of the first things to consider when getting a blunt cut. A subtle change in length can make all the difference!

If you have a longer or an oval-shaped face, a short bob that hits just above the chin can give the most flattering and modern results. For those with round or square faces, however, a lob (think just above the collarbone) or a longer style are great alternatives.

4. Don’t skip your trims!

We’re not gonna lie: blunt haircuts aren’t the easiest to maintain. When your hair is all one length, especially if it’s shorter, you’ll need to work in regular trims to ensure it stays looking its best and that it grows out evenly. To keep split ends under control in between trims, opt for using Suave Professionals Split End Rescue Hair Serum.

5. Mix it up with color.

In the mood for a fresh color? Why not give yours extra va-va-voom by trying out one of this season’s hottest hair color trends? Blorange of rose gold blonde, anyone?

And there you have it, all the insider tips and tricks you need to working a blunt cut like a pro! Now that you know what to do, we bet that you’re in dire need of some short hair inspo, right? Then skip on over to our Short Hairstyles page ASAP and revel in all the amazing ‘dos we have to offer.

Alyssa François
Your Mane Attraction, Alyssa
24 March 2017