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Bobs are great for their clean-lined simplicity, but on thick hair they can sometimes feel heavy or bulky, lacking the flow of longer, layered styles. These disconnected shapes offer a perfect solution, creating space by combing two disparate shapes on a single head without blending. The result is hair that naturally shifts and slides, at the place where the contrasting lines come together, creating swingy movement. You can enhance the separation between the shapes with color, creating visual contrast as pictured above, or go with a single color and opt for a softer look with all the same benefits. Click the notes to learn more about incorporating disconnection into your look. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →


I love tousled waves as much as the next person, but you can only wear beachy texture for so long before you start craving something more structured. Blunt looks have a reputation for being uptight, but they can be just as whimsical as their textured counterparts. Lines cut into the surface of the hair or multilevel outlines make for crisp shapes that are anything but boring. Learn more about these trending looks in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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Short layers and choppy bangs transform chin-length looks from demure to daring. Disconnected lengths—short on top and longer underneath—have a bold, punk-influenced feel. The top layers removes bulk from the sides and can be worn sleek, tousled, or even spiked into a mohawk. The shape opens up the face, accentuating the eyes and cheekbones for a flattering, edgy variation on the bob. Learn what to ask for and how to rock it in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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Sent to us by Tim Bricker, owner of and master stylist at B&B Hair Color Studio, Princeton, New Jersey, this fun and intimate collage shows off three modern looks, one for the boys, two for the girls. We love the autumnal tone of the vintage yet contemporary bob; the insouciant dishevelment of the mid-length razor shag; and how the classic lines of a scissor over comb men’s cut is augmented with a cool, disconnected top. See some more images from this spread and get Tim’s own insights to creating these looks in the style notes.

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