How to Create Asymmetric Hairstyles

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How to Create Asymmetric Hairstyles
Asymmetrical haircuts are tough, modern and show off your artistic personality. (hipster chick image by Blaine stiger from

If you want to stand out from the crowd and show off your unique, edgy personality, an asymmetric hairstyle is ideal for you. Modern and sharp, asymmetric hairstyles can be as bold as you want. Asymmetrical angles can also be accompanied with bold fringe, layers, razor edged hair and highlighted streaks. Asymmetric haircuts work for different hair lengths and textures. For major drama, straight hair highlights asymmetrical angles, keeping the look sharp. An asymmetric hairstyle on wavy hair softens the hard look.

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Things you need

  • Styling mousse or pomade
  • Round brush
  • Straight iron or curling iron

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    Choose the right asymmetrical cut for your hair's texture and length. Decide how edgy you want the cut. The larger the asymmetrical angle, the more drama you will create. Also decide if you want fringe and highlighted layers as well. Bangs help balance the asymmetrical angles. Bangs also frame your facial features. Blunt fringe keep the look modern, while side-swept fringe soften the asymmetric angles. Red, blonde or brown highlights can also bring out your facial features, including the colour of your eyes. Look for photographs of the asymmetrical haircut you desire, so that your stylist has a good idea of what you want. The asymmetrical pixie cut and bob are popular choices, with the angle of your fringe blending into an asymmetrical layer.

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    Style your asymmetrical haircut to give your look maximum impact. To keep the look sharp and choppy, straighten your entire hair with a straight iron in 1 inch sections. Use a dime-sized amount of pomade and run it through your ends. If you want a softer, messier asymmetrical style, try the "bed head" look. Take random 1 inch sections of hair and curl with a curling iron. Use mousse and tousle the roots of your hair to give it volume and drama. Asymmetric hairstyles can be dressed up with jewelled pins placed behind the ear, headbands and hair wraps.

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    Keep your asymmetrical haircut well-maintained. Since the drama of this style lies in its angles, be sure to get a trim every two to three months to maintain the original asymmetric qualities.

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