A blunt cut for long hair is a women’s hairstyle that is cut anywhere from chest to waist-level at one length or with minimal layers. Sticking to one length gives you a bold and stylish vibe, which is absolute for a modern, fashion-forward woman!
Some of the stars who brought the trend to spotlight include none other than Mila Kunis, Zendaya, and Olivia Palermo, who also proved that blunt-cuts have no boundaries. It’s no surprise that veteran hairstylists like Naomi Jamieson gets lots of clients lining up for a fresh and sleek blunt cut for their lengthy locks!
If you’re looking to add thickness and dimension to your fine-haired mane, you’ve hit the jackpot. Blunt cuts are done by expert hairdressers to give the illusion of a full-bodied, thick hair, especially when styled with waves and highlights that can also frame the face.
Keeping your tresses to a single length by getting regular monthly trims might increase your hair upkeep – but for a stunning, boss-babe look like this? I highly believe that it’s worth it!
Out with those old layers and in with this new and impeccable uni-length hairstyle! Here are your trendiest blunt cuts for long hair looks of the season.
#1: Lived-In Blunt Cut with a Soft Undercut
A lived-in blunt cut with a soft undercut is perfect for the busy woman on the go! One of the easiest ways to style this look is to add a few waves to give your hair some texture. In my professional opinion, if you’re looking for a fun and easy look then this would be perfect.
#2: Long Sand Balayage Blunt Cut
If you prefer a long blunt haircut, try enhancing it with a sand colored balayage. A blunt haircut is a great choice for anyone looking to create a thick or full look at the hair’s ends. Tell your stylist to apply the balayage mainly at your hairline’s edge and your head’s top. With the balayage in these areas, your face will appear brighter. Your hair will seem lighter in a ponytail or updo and look blonder when let down. Choose a bold balayage for larger ribbons or a subtle one, for a more natural look, based on your style.
#3: Long and Blunt Light Auburn Hair
If you wish to enhance your long, blunt hair, select a light auburn hair color. Discuss with your stylist to find a copper or red shade that complements your skin tone. You can maintain this color at home with a color-enhancing conditioning treatment. The auburn hair color is an excellent refresh for the fall!
#4: Effortless Long and Blunt Cut
If you want a full-length cut with blunt ends, look no further. To maintain a blunt look, all of the ends need to be cut straight across. No point cutting, thinning, or razor work here. This technique maintains a full appearance throughout the style. Use a curling iron to create effortlessly wavy patterns.
#5: Long Middle-Parted Hair with Blunt Ends
The hairstyle is a long, middle-parted cut with blunt ends. If you have an oval face shape, try this middle part with blunt ends for a stunning look. Ask your stylist for a haircut with blunt ends to ensure maximum thickness, especially if your hair is on the finer side. Adding some face-framing balayage will not only brighten your face, but also add texture to your hair’s cuticle.
#6: Long Blunt Ombre
A long blunt ombre is a great way to transition from a solid bleach-out blonde. Keeping your ends blunt with sharp lines can also create a visual fullness. Ask about a subtle root smudge to make the grow softer and easier.
#7: Long Blunt Blonde Balayage with a Center Part
I love a long blunt blonde balayage with a center part! This style is perfect for a semi-casual look and is easy to maintain with regular trims. The balayage technique gives a very soft and natural look that is easy to style and looks great with any outfit. To keep it looking its best, ask your stylist for a light trim every 6-8 weeks so you can preserve the length of your hair.
#8: Champagne Blonde Long Hair with Blunt Ends
Try champagne blonde long hair with blunt ends of you want a gorgeous and sharp-looking style. Dyeing your hair can make your hair feel dry, so your best bet is to treat your hair regularly. Ask your stylist for some hair products to take care of your mane!
#9: Long Blonde Balayage Hair with Textured Ends
Blonding services are the most popular types in a salon setting. My best advice for the guest that is wanting to go lighter, is to start with a blonde balayage. On long hair this looks great with textured ends for a modern style. Your best bet, for the health of the hair, is to get advice on a tailored routine of products for your needs.
#10: Blonde Straight Hair with a Middle Part
Blonde straight hair paired with a middle part is hot for the season. This blonde is a global application and glaze, instead of highlights. It’s one of the best ways to achieve the most blonde. When considering all-over blonde, make sure you can be at the salon every 4-6 weeks for touch-ups. Anything longer can result in banding and additional cost. Don’t forget to get regular trims at least every other appointment to keep your ends healthy.
#11: Iconic Blonde Subtle Waves
The iconic blonde subtle waves is a staple with many women! My top picks for achieving subtle waves is using a curling iron or a wand. Make sure you keep your ends straight for that beach look.
#12: Vanilla Blonde with an Off-Center Part
Have the cool girl look with a vanilla blonde color with an off-center part. Long vanilla blonde hair will make your locks look instantly glamorous. I recommend switching your part every once in a while so your hair will not become thin on your part line over time. For example, when you switch your part you will give your hair a break and recover from stress and styling damage for fuller-looking locks.
#13: Gorgeous Long Blunt Blonde Waves
Go for a low-maintenance cut with gorgeous long blunt blonde waves. Perfect for women with medium to thick hair with any hair texture. If you have really thick hair, it may need to be thinned out for the cut to sit correctly. Invisible layers can be added for more movement while still keeping the ends blunt.
#14: With Side Bangs
So fine and sleek! This gorgeous mid-length blunt cut isn’t only about precision. It’s ready to make a statement with side bangs and a cool dimensional blonde. Making it a low-maintenance style, this also offers a shadow root.
#15: With Bangs
If your long blunt cut needs to be exciting, flaunt it with bangs and hair color. Stylist Brian Aguilar created this glossy, shiny, and warm brunette hair. Ask your stylist to use the Living Proof Weightless Spray for that perfect blowout.
#16: With Weave
Flaunt your long blunt cut hairstyle with a weave that suits no matter what skin color you have. The thing about this medium-length cut is you’ll enjoy having straight or wavy hair. Whatever plans you have tonight, your frontal lace wig will save you.
#17: Slightly Angled
#18: For Fine Hair
Fine hair on this gorgeous blondie can be fully enjoyed thanks to its blunt-cut haircut. Hair looks thicker, with full layers giving body and shape.
#19: Low Layers
Long hair with a blunt cut that has low soft waves is a simple yet timeless look. The blunt cut gives a nice contrast to the texture, giving both waves and cut an uplifting effect.
#20: For Curly Hair
Yes, a girl with long curly hair and blunt cuts go well together! Get a hold of the texture and volume on this one! The highlights add another dimension of pattern and texture, which is such a lovely detail for this look.
#21: For Straight Hair
What a straightforward combination! If you want to keep everything in place, meaning no flyaway hair and no other layers, then this is the cut for you. Your silky, straight hair is exemplified on another level, thanks to the blunt cut.
#22: For Thin Hair
A long-length blunt cut works for thin hair, producing a fashion-forward look with a smooth texture. Lack of volume is an aesthetic that this style utilizes, going for the straight hair, straight ends, no stray hair look that contemporary women love.
#23: All-Around Layers
You’d think of this cut as massively wild and messy but come to the ends, and you’ll see a very organized tapered blunt cut style. The bangs shape the face to be exposed, giving you a refreshing look.
#24: Mid-Point Layers
Long hair such as these are a bit weightier than short hair, and may, therefore, lose volume. Mid-point layers on this blunt cut long hair provide the much-needed volume and body for your hair to be alive again.
#25: Layered Curls
Before cutting these curls, visualize a layered and voluminous shape. Using a curl by curl, dry-cutting technique, ask your stylist to enhance your curl pattern by cutting on the “C” of each curl and shorten up more pieces towards the top of the crown and around your face to create a more rounded look.
The key to styling curls is applying all products to soaking wet hair to replace any water with the product, which will seal in moisture and prevent the hair shaft from opening up to look for moisture in the air, which can create frizz.
To achieve this style, try DevaCurl products. Use a combination of their Decadence Leave-In Conditioner for hydration, then add the Light Defining Gel for hold. On top of these products, layer their Frizz-Free Volumizing Foam for an extra bounce to the curls and added frizz control.
After diffusing to dry, the style was shaken out and re-scrunched to break up the gel cast for a soft look with lots of invisible holds. Embracing your natural texture and enhancing it is a great way to lower maintenance and still have style, while also being beneficial to the overall health of the hair by reducing the use of hot tools.
#26: Diagonal Lines
Opt for a full heavy baby-light (micro highlights) to achieve the best blend and grow out. Be meticulous about blending because it produces a very natural highlighted look without the harsh lines that some highlights leave.
Incorporate a primer and leave-in conditioner for moisture by Amika. Style the hair with your favorite Hot-tools 1-inch curling iron. Curl your hair starting mid to ends, and leave some of the ends out to give it that nice beachy wave effect. Finish the style with the Amika texture spray.
If you’re considering going as blonde, get into the salon every 6 to 8 weeks for a touchup. To keep your hair nice and bright blonde in between salon visits, get some the purple shampoo by Amika.
#27: For Wavy Hair
This is a trendy hairstyle that is so in right now! The short, blunt haircut that hits right at the collarbone is so flattering and cute as well as the platinum blonde balayage! The best thing about this is the pops of platinum, giving it dimension and the natural roots. It’s not touched with any color, giving seamless, low maintenance grow-out!
Everyone could use a little balayage! It doesn’t have to be this blonde, but some brightness around the face and pops of lighter tones add great dimension and style to any head of hair.
It often takes several sessions to get as blonde as this photo, depending on your natural hair color and previous color history. Still, it’s a low-maintenance hairstyle that grows out beautifully with no harsh lines of demarcation!
#28: Tapered Ends
Your stylist’s approach to cutting should be to maintain a strong perimeter while removing as much weight as possible. Visualize various texturizing techniques, such as point cutting and slicing, to create a seamless blend of interior layers. This will create a nice piece effect, no matter how she styles it at home.
If done right, a blunt effect can be super flattering on anyone, whether you have thin, medium, or thick hair.
This haircut is universally flattering on all women because it sits between the chin and the chest. It’s not just like every long haircut because the piece perimeter gives it some edge. It’s super low maintenance and easy to style!
Use a 1.25″ Hot Tools Pro curling iron, curling everything away from the face on both sides. The key to this style is to smooth out the ends as you curl and to maintain that blunt straight ends effect.
You can spruce up a style like this by using a little wax hairspray like Touchable by Kevin Murphy. Use this in small bursts either on a straight or wavy hairstyle where you want the texture to stand out.