If you could only listen to one album this fall, it may or may not be Carly Rae Jepsen’s sure-to-be dancy, gonna-be hitmaker E-MO-TION (no judgement). But if you could only choose one hairstyle this fall, then the Canadian pop star should hands-down be your muse. It turns out CRJ’s short, textured chop — a mix of a swag and a bob (a Swob? a Bwag? We’ll work on that name…) — is the most versatile of the trendy fall cuts, no matter your hair texture or face shape. Here’s why you should really really really really really really like this.
“Because the texture is not harsh and you’re really opening up the face with all those short layers, it can really go on anyone,” said Nicole Brown, Owner and Creative Director of Tailored Salon in San Francisco and former Assistant Creative Director and Educator for Vidal Sassoon. She broke down why Carly Rae’s cut is fully flattering on every face shape:
“It’s really good for long faces because the fringe helps cut off the face so it doesn’t look as long; it’s great for heart-shaped faces because it really brings out the cheekbones and the eyes. On oval faces, all of the short front layers will lift your features. For round faces, those front layers should be a little bit longer to help lengthen the face, but you still can have a lot of layers in the back, which will help add height in the right place. And this cut is perfect for diamond faces because it’s so soft and has a lot of movement, especially with the bangs that helps accentuate your eyes, not your jaw. If you have a small face, just go with shorter square or round fringe so you’re not closing off your face.”
What’s even better, this hairstyle can work even if you don’t have chin-length hair. “This style is all about short, textured layers, so the perimeter could be any length — longer or shorter.” That makes this cut ideal for anyone looking for a fun way to grow out their lob or who wants to give Ruby Rose a run for the title of Most Covetable Pixie Cut.
Convinced? Just make sure that when you go to the salon — picture of CRJ in tow — you ask your stylist for three things: heavy textured fringe, short textured layers and short face-framing layers. Spoiler alert: lazy girls will love this look — all you need to style it is a texture spray like Kevin Murphy Hair.Resort ($40) on wet or dry hair to accentuate those piece layers and then leave it alone — ”this haircut is GREAT for second day hair,” Nicole said.
(Photos via @carlyraejepsen + Alex B. Huckle/Getty )