Non-Drastic Haircut Ideas
posted on January 16, 2013 | by Amanda Holstein
If you’re anything like me, you get bored easily with your hair and like to mix things up. While it’s tempting to go to the salon and do something crazy, by the time we get there, we end up getting too scared and just opt for a trim. But there are some non-drastic options out there that will still feel like you’ve got a new ‘do, but without the drastic consequences.
If you already have super long hair, it can be scary to chop a lot off. But try going a couple inches below the shoulders. It may sound a little drastic for those of you who’ve had the same hair for years, but the great thing about going to this length is you can still do all the same hairstyles you could do with your extra long hair. Without losing your favorite hairdos, you get a totally new style at a chic and refined length.
Shoulder Length Hair
For the ladies with shoulder length hair, you don’t need to go any shorter. Instead of the simple cut you may have now, try a new tousled, layered look, à la Alexa Chung. Ask your stylist for choppy layers and long, shaggy bangs. The length won’t be too different, but you’ll exude a new cool and effortless style, a fun change from before.
If you’ve got a short, choppy ‘do, try cleaning it up for a sleeker, more refined look. Either go totally blunt at one hair length, or ask your stylist to just minimize the layers for a smoother finish. While you may go just a tad shorter, a clean chop above the shoulders is such a chic look. You’ll appear more pulled together and may even try new trends style wise to match!
How do you change up your hairstyle without going drastic?
I’ve been thinking of doing a chop for a while–I get so antsy with my hair styles. Love these options!
Amanda – Just came across your blog and I absolutely Love it! Staring off a post with “If you’re anything like me…” Is a phrase my blog knows well!
Also. I am grappling with the ever dreaded haircut and this post may have just given me the courage to set some time aside for a snip/chop!
The blog and the post are adorable – can’t wait to add this to my “must read” blog roll!
Amanda SaysPost author
Thanks so much Lauren! I’m so glad you like it! Just checked out yours as well and we are so on the same page. Love it!
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3 Non-Drastic Haircut Ideas
Johnny McCarron Says
I think that a lot of people don’t understand that different haircuts work for different face shapes. However, it makes a real difference to get a new haircut when you know the kind that works for their face. Do you have any other tips about getting a good haircut? As a man, an article about how to get a good hair cut for a guy would be a fantastic idea.
Penelope Smith Says
I want to make a small change to my look soon. But I don’t want it to be too dramatic. It is good to know that for shoulder length hair I can add choppy layers to give my hair a different look. That is good for me to know because I have hair that is a little longer than my shoulders.