When we think of avant-garde hair, many of us imagine a style that falls above the shoulders, a pixie cut or even an angled bob. Although it's fun to change it up with a shorter cut, you don't have to take the big chop to obtain an edgier look. Here are three one-of-a-kind styles for longer lengths.
We knew model and singer Cassie was gorgeous, but her half-shaved hair cut took her career to the next level. Although this is definitely a style that takes a certain amount of bravery, it is a 'do that successfully mixes the elegance with a rough edge. If your hair is naturally straight, curl the hair or set it in waves with a strong-hold hairspray. You can also flat iron your hair for a striking contrast to the close shave up top.
Although many of us associate the mullet with a "cut gone wrong", they can also be sexy, alluring and unique. A mullet is a great choice to take advantage of the layering and the fierceness that angled edges bring. Ask your stylist to feather out your hair all over, so you can then use a paste to add texture and direction to your new style.
Whether it's one or two, braids can create the edge you're looking for, without the commitment of cutting your hair. You can braid half your hair and get the same effect as the "half shaved" look, or braid half of your hair and sweep it to the side. You can also make your hair into one braid and give yourself some teased volume at the top. No matter which braid you choose, have a texture spray on hand to give hair working hold while you braid. This will lock your look for the long haul.
Braids are an easy choice for any hair type, as well as an easy style you can try at home. For maximum drama, add in some colorful hair extensions into your braid, like pink, purple or neon green.
You can have edgy hair at any length. Whether you're going out on the town or just want a change, these hair style ideas are sure to make you stand out. Ask your stylist to see which one works best for you!