Uneven haircuts are, in fact, totally a thing. Raise your hand if you’ve ever been in a hair rut. Now, raise your hand if you’ve wanted to make a change but don’t want to risk it all and wind up with hair the wrong length or color. This is where the uneven cut shines. You get all of the wow-factor and feel brand new by actually changing very little—think of it as elevated layers. Here are some of the chicest uneven layered cuts to inspire your next salon visit.
According to my stylist Ramon Garcia, the key to rocking this look is not being afraid to be different. He outlines the steps to achieving the look, starting with finding a flattering place, using the line to guide you and create concave layers throughout to blend it all together. Finish the look by curling in an alternate pattern and add product. He opts for L’Oréal Pro Next Day Hair and Leonor Greyl Éclat Naturel.
An asymmetrical bob adds movement without trying. And, really, it never goes out of style.
Create texture in short locks by chopping at a graduated angle, higher, higher, and higher still. Face-framing bangs ensure this look is always effortless and chic.
Keep the uneven haircut focused on only one area, like the bangs, as pictured in this show-stopping before and after. Further proof it doesn’t take much to make a big impact!
This is giving Victoria Beckham early aughts and hitting all the right Y2K notes.
Pick a Side
Push it all to one side and play with high-low uneven texture.
An uneven haircut no longer means your stylist messed up. Instead, flouncy, perfectly imperfect lines merge together to create touchable tresses.
Blunt Uneven Haircut
Create an uneven haircut that is still perfectly blunt and precise. You don’t need a million layers to wear it.