HAIRCUT TREND FOR SPRING 2013 Charlize Theron The Cut: “This really is a buzzed style you tend to see on boys,” says Theron’s hairstylist Enzo Angileri. “Because it’s so easy to wear, Charlize and I have been referring to it as ‘freedom.’” The crop—which is closely shorn to the head all around, with slight volume on top—stays feminine thanks to delicate tapering at the sideburns and nape.
What you should know: “Bright, dimensional hair color makes the cut more interesting,” says Angileri. “And I have to be honest—it looks best on a woman with a gorgeous, proportional body.”
Marion Cotillard The Cut: A below-the-chin A-line bob with an asymmetrical flare thanks to a deep side part. What you should know: A cut this graphic takes some dedication to styling. If your hair isnâ€™t naturally silky straight, be prepared to dry and flat-iron a few times a week. That way the sharp lines of the crop take centerstage.
Anne Hathaway The Cut: The Oscarwinner’s hairstylist Adir Abergel describes this cut as a modern pixie with tomboy swagger. “It has a long, sideswept bang and the back is short and heavily layered for a soft, feminine line,” he says. What you should know: “Short hair looks great on anyone with dramatic features,” says Abergel. He also puts to bed the myth that a closely shorn style is one-note. “Slick it with gel and part on the side for a sleek, wet look. Or let it air dry and add texture with pomade for a messier vibe,” he adds.
The Cut: Hairstylist Andy LeCompte gave Richie a graduated bob, with soft, invisible layers throughout. In front, the longest pieces hit a few inches below the chin, while the shortest bits hug the nape of the neck. What you should know: “This is actually a very versatile cut,” explains LeCompte. “The hidden layers can make fine hair look thicker, or thin out hair that’s overly voluminous.” A rock ‘n roll texture—think Debbie Harry—prevents the dangerous middle length tip into mom-bob territory.
Olivia Wilde The Cut: “Olivia wanted a shorter cut, but not super-short,” explains her hairstylist David Babaii. This collarbonegrazing style, with rounded face-framing layers, was his solution. What you should know: “This is a great wash and go cut,” says Babaii. “Plus, it’s still long enough that you can throw it in a ponytail, which Olivia loves to do.” Her slightly sun-kissed tips add a bit of edge.
Emma Stone The Cut: Look closely at Stone’s bangs. While at first glance they appear straight-across, they’re actually rounded at the edges to frame the star’s face. As for the layers, her hairstylist Mara Roszak says blending is key. “The shortest layer is chin-length around the whole head. Then I cut into the hair with the tip of my scissors to blend the layers, keeping it nice a full at the bottom.” What you should know: Roszak warns that when it comes to layering around the face, less is more: “I like the hair to lay softly and naturally without any choppiness. As a rule of thumb, I cut the shortest layer one half to one full inch under the chin.”
Jessica Biel The Cut: “I was inspired by the effortless beauty of French women in the sixties, like Jane Birkin,” says Biel’s hairstylist Abergel. He chopped into thick, eyelash-grazing bangs with thinning shears to take out the weight. “That way she can wear them swept to the side as they grow out,” he explains. He also added long layers to the bottom few inches of hair. What you should know: Wish your strands looked thicker? The blunt ends here create the illusion of more hair. “Make sure your stylist knows not to layer around the cheekbones, which gives more volume on top, but makes the ends look too fine,” advises Abergel.
Amanda Seyfried The Cut: The beauty of this sleek style is in its simplicity. “Amanda’s hair is one length with long layers,” says her hairstylist Jenny Cho. What you should know: “If your hair is going to be this long, it has to be healthy too,” says Cho, so plan on weekly deep conditioning treatments. She also adds that while the cut would suit an oval face best, it can be modified with additional layers and angling to accommodate other shapes, too.