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One of the ingenious things that the truly cool do is pull off looks that other people intentionally avoid. ‘IT’ girls know how to rock mom jeans, ugly sweaters, and scrunchies. They know how to pair fitted pieces with oversized ones. They know that small imperfections make them look more appealing. They know exactly which rules they can break. This boxy, blunt haircut is often referred to as “triangle head.” It’s one of those styles that most people avoid, and that’s what makes it so cool. Worn with fluffy volume and flicked ends, this cut looks chic and effortless. Learn more about pulling off the look in the notes. –– Laura Martin 

Step: This shape works best on fine to medium textures than can take a bit of extra weight. The ideal length is either at the jaw line, or just above the shoulder. Avoid mid-neck lengths which will want to curve under. Bangs can fall anywhere from mid-forehead to lash line as long as they’re straight and blunt.

Step: This cut is all about the edges, so keep texturizing and thinning to a minimum. For thick hair, lightly tipping through the ends with a razor can remove bulk while creating piecey-ness.

Step: To style at home, apply a handful of styling whip and comb into desired shape massage roots with fingertips, working up from underneath the hair to create soft volume. Allow to air dry. When all moisture is gone, pump quick bursts of Refinish Dry Shampoo throughout, shaking through to expand shape.

Special thanks to Laura Martin for this post. Laura is a professional hair stylist, former senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, and a creative non-fiction MFA student at Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA. Follow her inspirations on twitter @LarMarStyle


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