The classic blunt hair cut
The bob is always in fashion – each year it has a different twist – layered, ultra blunt - chin-length or just touching the collarbone. …And this means that there is always a version of the blunt hair cut for you, one that compliments your face shape, your personal style and your lifestyle. This year the fresh approach to a bob is an angled bob. It complements oval- and heart-shaped faces—and is a new, edgy take on this classic. The bob is a great haircut for 2012
Another very popular version of this wonderful hairstyle, thanks to The Artist, is to style it like a 1920′s flapper hairdo. A few twisty curls, and some dark lipstick finishes this popular retro look.
Bangs (or “fringe” if you are a brit)
Bangs are a very specific look – and they are definitely not for every face. The biggest issue with bangs is that we usually get sick of them before they grow out. That being said, for some faces bangs are the only look. This year beauties like Penelope Cruz are channeling their own inner Audrey Hepburn with short cute bangs. For delicately featured gamine types this is an iconic look that we are happy to see back in fashion. They are a high-maintenance bang because they have to remain short, but your hair stylist will work out an easy maintenance schedule with you, that won’t cost you anything but the time it takes for the upkeep.
Another type of bang that is currently very popular is the both sexy and sweet side-swept bang that you see on Reese Witherspoon. Whether you wear your hair in a glamorous up-do or full and shiny and long, the side-swept bang compliments many faces, softening angles and imperfections. Bangs are another great haircut for 2012.
Ultra Short Hair Cuts
It is easy to think that short hair is not versatile, because you have nothing to play with, but these days, with the great hair products available you can slick, sculpt and spray the shortest strands into all kinds of shapes and ‘do’s – even creating a faux up-do with a combination of curling and spraying, teasing and sculpting. Add a hair accessory and you have a full-fledged look for black tie events.
The shortest cut of all (except for a buzz cut) is the pixie – another look that is wonderful for gamine, delicately featured women, like Michelle Williams. Where longer hair makes their faces almost disappear, a pixie cut takes their look to that of a serious style-setter!
Cuts for Stick Straight Hair
Some of us have it naturally, others just rock the look with a little help from a keratin treatment! ) Regardless of how you got it, a sharply layered style is a super chic way to wear your long straight tresses. It is difficult to style hair that has no layers to play with. And without layering your straight hair will make you look unkempt.
With all of these cuts you can add volume and flash with color – highlights, dip-dying, ombre – you have so many choices!
For more hair ideas you can check out more great haircuts for 2012