For some, going short is bold enough, but for those that have years of experience with cropped cuts these shapes offer some refreshing alternatives to the classics. Bright colors, undercut areas, and disconnections make these stunning shapes feel ultra-fresh. Learn more about each look in the style notes. –– Laura Martin
Rebel Doll: (top left) This cut combines a few classic precision techniques—high graduation in the back, bobbed sides, rounded bang in front—with a disconnected, choppy top that moves playfully over the geometry below. Contrasting colors emphasize the disconnection.
Waterfall Pixie: (top right) A tightly tapered undercut is paired with long, wavy tendrils that fall over the surface, creating a bob length that hugs the head like a pixie cut. Dark roots and splashes of pink emphasize the translucency of the top surface.
Geometric Mullet: (bottom right) A single bright hue helps to unite the contrast between one finger-length front side and the remaining hair which is cut in a crisp bob. Tuck the sides for high drama, or let them loose for a peek-a-boo effect.
Cutout Bob: (bottom left) A dramatically disconnected section opens up over one eye, emphasizing bone structure. Delicate flashes of pink purple and blue are applied in the interior of the hair across the shine line, creating an iridescent finish on the chocolate brown base.
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.