4 classic haircuts that will never go out of style
Whatever your age or personal style, here are the four classic 'it' haircuts that will never go out of fashion. Simply choose your look and tell your favourite stylist to get their scissors at the ready:
The blunt bob
Whether you're 16 or 60, this sleek and polished style is perfect for adding volume to fine hair. It's subtle, cool and requires a minimum of styling each day, so long as your cut is absolutely en pointe. Make sure your stylist uses the right tools, for example Japanese cobalt hair scissors which are very sharp, to ensure the bob has a clean, blunt finish. You'll have spotted this style on stars including Taylor Swift, Mila Kunis and Jennifer Lawrence.
The pixie cut
A timeless look, perfect for those brave enough to stop hiding behind long hair and set those facial features free. Absolutely stunning on those blessed with killer cheekbones, this style has famously been worn by Audrey Hepburn, Natalie Portman and Halle Berry. It works with the majority of hair types and textures and will allow you the freedom of the minimum of styling. Say goodbye to hours with the hairdryer and straighteners and hello to a fresh new look.
Layered long hair
Universally flattering, this is your go-to cut if you like a simple, feminine hairstyle. So long as you’ve got the length, all you need do is ask your stylist to use professional shears to add subtle layers. Layers will frame your face, giving a softening anti-ageing look. They can also even out a long face and slim a round one, depending on where they are cut. A sexy, simple look, you’ll spot this classic do on Hollywood A-listers like Jennifer Aniston, Kate Winslet and Penelope Cruz.
The long bob
The long bob or ‘lob’ has recently become the ultimate Hollywood hairstyle, with starlets like Emma Stone, Lucy Liu and Selena Gomez all sporting the look lately. Less statement than the traditional bob, it’s a relaxed, undone style that suits almost everyone and all hair types. Great for those with naturally curly hair, who can wear it in tousled beachy waves or, if you have straight hair, there’s nothing more striking than a shiny, sleek lob.
- Marina Kyriacou