"Lots of layers and all the angles." This was probably something you have told your hairstylist in the past, perhaps once in reference to the "Rachel" and maybe after binging on Laguna Beach a few years later. But today, you might be blunter with your request—literally. Blunt bobs and lobs couldn't be more buzz-worthy right now, thanks to several celebrities like Bella Hadid and Kylie Jenner.
"For years and years, it was all about layers," explains celebrity hairstylist Mark Townsend, a pro who works with designers and actors like Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen and Dakota Johnson. "Then around 2015, those layers evolved into even more of a modern shag. It's only normal that as these shags and layered lobs grew out, ladies would want a fresh start. By chopping off their ends, the blunt trend was started."
But getting a blunt cut doesn't mean you have to go short. Townsend says it's all about "having a uniform length on the ends of your locks," so you can keep your length, too. And if you have fine hair, Townsend notes getting this cut can even make it seem like you have 25 percent more hair.
"It's also a great way to start fresh and get your hair back into a healthy state," he explains. "So many girls are holding on to these scraggily ends, but as soon as they go blunt, it's like they're a new woman!"
Need some pics to take to the salon? Check out a few of our favorite blunt haircut moments, plus a few of Townsend's blunt celebrity haircuts, below.
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