During a time when beauty trends are either all about appearing effortlessly natural or push into the other extreme of gorgeously “unreal,” 2018 is a year to bring out the blunt cut for your natural hair. Also, with the aid of scissors, a hair straightener and an all-important heat protector, like Mizani 25 Miracle Milk, a blunt cut is a way to mix up your look when you want a break from your coils, but don’t want to go as far as relaxing. Bonus points too for the healthy trim it provides to your ends, which encourages healthy growth and length.
Three ways to wear a blunt cut on natural hair
04 October 2018
A-line Bob with Straight Fringe
You’ll probably need the help of a stylist to pull off this one, because for maximum impact it should match your face shape exactly. That can be difficult to accomplish solo. Post-straightening, the hair should be cut to follow your jawline, tapering from longer in the front, by your face, to shorter at the nape of your neck. It’s both strongly linear and dramatic.
Boy Fringe Blunt
This cut is maximum blunt, combining a perfectly straight, masculine fringe (that falls down to, or just past, your eyebrows) with perfectly straight ends that sit at either jaw or shoulder length. Of all the blunt cuts, this one looks arguably the most like a wig, but its boxed nature and overall sharpness makes it the most striking as well. If you’re not wearing it yourself, this is the style you’re most likely to encounter during a glamorous night out.
The Braided Blunt
If the idea of a masculine fringe doesn’t really appeal, play up the femininity of your blunt cut instead. One way to accomplish this is with the introduction of some colour – perhaps turning your curls caramel or berry-purple in line with current hot colour trends. The alternative is to break up the rigid lines by turning the style into a half-up, half-down ‘do. Starting at your hairline, create several small braids running towards the back of your head. Pin them in place or use a hairband to tie them together in a bun at the top of your head.
Blunt is beautiful with these three options. Discuss them with your stylist next time you’re at the salon, and, with expert advice, you can settle on the most flattering option for you.
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