Long. Short. Wildly angled. Straight and demure. Pixie cut. Inverted bob. There are so many talented stylists out there that the choice of “unique” haircuts has become overwhelming. Factor in your own natural texture and the endless possibilities that come from adding different colors, and you can create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
For many women, hair is their crowning glory. Some have let it grow for years with only minimal trims in between salon visits. Some just lack an adventurous side. Other women thrive on trying the latest, greatest, funkiest styles from fashion houses like TIGI (Toni and Guy), John Frieda, and other daring stylists.
There really is no limitation to what you can try. From boyishly short to Rapunzel-long and everything in between, you are bound to find a haircut that you’ll fall in love with. Most hairstylists love to hear clients use the word funky, as they know they’ll be allowed to let their imaginations create the perfect look for you.
“Funky” is a general term but when it comes to hair, it usually means a wild cut that stands out with bold edges, blunt bangs (fringe), and complementary color. Color doesn’t need to be too over the top either, warm lowlights or subtle highlights can accentuate a cut without looking like cheap store-bought dye.
Saying funky doesn’t have to mean “freaky” either, some of the funkiest haircuts are just a variation on classic styles like the uber-feminine pixie cut or the bob haircut.
How can you add an edge to a bob haircut, you might ask?
Easy! The best choice for the funkiest kind of bob is the inverted or “reverse bob”. Unlike the traditional bob haircut that has one length across the board, the reverse bob starts close to the neck and gradually gets longer as you get towards the sides. The cut ends with face framing pieces, usually chin length or a little longer. Sometimes, changing your part can take the bob haircut from expected to edgy – try parting it drastically to one side and you’ll notice an instant difference. Adding playful color, even hiding it throughout the hair’s layers helps transform a plain bob too.
By adding layers or using a razor to trim the edges and create more shape, stylists have transformed classic everyday looks into runway-worthy styles. What that means for you is that you can take your haircut anywhere and fit in when you want to, and stand out when you’d rather do more than just blend in to the crowd.