Asymmetric Haircut Ideas

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Asymmetric Haircut Ideas
A slight asymmetry gives this calm bob haircut a fresh twist. (Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

Asymmetric hairstyles have taken the fashion world by storm over the past 30 years. According to Beauty and the Bath, the 1950s and the 1980s gave birth to hairstyles such as the mullet and asymmetrical bob. These styles are still popular today in modern forms. Asymmetrical haircuts are considered bold fashion statements. The styling of your cut will determine your mood whether you're going to a fancy awards ceremony or just down the street for lunch.

Concave Bob

The bob is a classic haircut that has evolved to serve modern women of all ages. A concave bob features shorter hair toward the back of the head and is a chic, modern style with attitude. The back of the bob has textured lengths that are short enough to show off the neck. Bangs and hair around the face are left longer.

According to Beauty and the Bath, the right side of the concave bob is the attention-grabber. The long hair in front is all brought to the right side of the face, creating layers that wrap around the right side of the face. The left side, meanwhile, has short textured lengths that stay tucked behind the ear.

Long Bob

The long bob is an asymmetrical option for women who do not wish to lose length but want something more modern from their long hair. Generally, the long bob involves asymmetrical fringe by cutting them at an angle across the face. For more style, you can take some length from one side of the hair. For example, if you've got hair past your shoulders, the left side would be cut up to the jaw line. As the hair winds around the back, it would be cut to gradually lengthen until it is your full length around the right side.

Side-Swept Hairstyle

If you want to achieve a bold asymmetrical hairstyle for one night without committing to it with a cut, consider the one-side style. This can be achieved with any length of hair that is at or below the ear. All of the hair is gathered and styled to one side of the head. This look can be made even more bold through the addition of swooping fringe across the face. This hairstyle can be structured and curled to create perfect elegance. For a more casual look, tousle it with mousse to get the "just out of bed" style. The long version of this hairstyle is perfectly exampled by Taylor Swift at the 2010 Country Music Awards Ceremony. A shorter side-swept style is sported by Milla Jovovich in a picture featured by AAA Fashion.

Emo Mullet

The new and improved "emo mullet" is a high-fashion hairstyle for the young, hip and emotional. Like its 1980s predecessor, the emo mullet features short, teased hair on top of the head while the back and sides are left long. In the same way that emo fashionistas share their clothing with male friends, this hairstyle is unisexual and is good for both men and women. This style is often accompanied by a bold colour scheme featuring blues, pinks or yellows.

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