It is true what they say about a good haircut - it can be transformative for your face. This fact holds more weight now that you have been stuck at home for months and need to get rid of quarantine hair with a fresh cut. Some of the most popular post-quarantine hair trends dictate that you go super short, pixies and shags being the top choices to add some much needed drama to your look. But not everybody wants to commit to that short a length and taking the lunge to chop all all the lockdown length seems counterproductive. Fortunately, hairstylists and celebrities alike have found a chic, yet still statement middle ground and it's the ‘Collarbone Cut’. Different from the classic lob in some key aspects, this haircut will let you go shorter while retaining length that matters!

 

What is the ‘Collarbone Cut’?

What is the ‘Collarbone Cut’?

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Long time lover of the ‘Collarbone Cut’ Alexa Chung is proof of the versatility of this trend. While a traditional lob sits just above the shoulders, this cut sits on the shoulders, thus giving you the freedom to pull it back into a low pony. It is cut in the same length all over, kisses the collarbone (thus the name) and lies straight around. This collarbone length is simple, clean, and elegant. Depending on how you style it, it can be slightly edgy as well!

 

What makes the ‘Collarbone Cut’ so trendy?

What makes the ‘Collarbone Cut’ so trendy?

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The ‘Collarbone Cut’ updates the traditional lob in more ways than one. It is longer, so has the added option of medium length hairstyles. It is textured and slightly feathered at the ends to make it look wispy and youthful, taking out the rigidity of a simple lob. But the main pull of this cut is its versatility in styling. Depending on how you want the cut to frame your face, it can be worn super straight, wavy, blunt or even super big (we hope you have some texturising product left over!).

An additional pro that might help make your decision is that the cut can enhance pretty much any hair texture. Got fine hair that needs volume? Work in some chic waves with a curling iron and you are good to go. For thick hair that needs some leveling up, you can add more layers than usual and work in some product to add weight to these layers. The trick though, is to always keep it a bit on the messier side; that’s why it is so popular with millennial lazy girls!

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