The good old days of having boring hair are finally over! Forget about straight hair and one-length cuts, Asymmetrical haircuts are the ultimate cool-girl hair that will take your look to another level! Wondering what this haircut is? An asymmetrical haircut is when the hair is cut in uneven lengths and angles. Typically, modern haircuts that are cut asymmetrically have one side that’s longer than the other.
Bobs, pixies, and shoulder-level haircuts are the perfect lengths to show off the asymmetry of an uneven haircut. Although, it also works stellar for longer hairstyles, too! Hairstylist Jacqueline Gibert from Tennessee does amazing work on her clients using asymmetry techniques.
“An asymmetric haircut is a high-maintenance haircut. Consider your lifestyle, time, and willingness to maintain,” Jacqueline shares. Her top questions when getting the look? “Do you have time to come into the salon for regular trims to maintain its shape? Do you have time to style at home?”
She loves Aveda products like the Phomollient Styling Foam for volume. Confixor Liquid Gel is great for texture and shine.
“There are many types of asymmetrical cuts with different hair types and density,” she tells us. “What also matters is your face shape. Slanted lengths have an elongating effect. This is why round and square faces have the most benefits from an asymmetrical style.”
Before your next hair appointment, check out these photos of trendy asymmetrical haircut ideas.
Asymmetrical Shag Haircut
Here’s an asymmetrical shag haircut with a little surprise. The front looks sassy, but the back area? That creates a strong appeal! The back area shows off a sharp undercut with shaved designs. A hidden undercut is optimum for thick tresses to get rid of the bulk yet keep fullness.
Straight Asymmetrical with Side Bangs
This straight asymmetrical with side bangs is packed with surprises! Want to wear it all down and straight for today, then style it with curls tomorrow? This haircut is so versatile for whatever you like to do to your dark brown hair.
Asymmetric Cut Ideal For Round Face
Let go of your long hair as you can pull off an equally stunning short haircut. Go for this asymmetrical brown cut that works well with your natural waves, and it’s ideal for round face shapes. Not convinced enough? Take it from hairstylist Cami Mcknight from Mesa, AZ who did this masterpiece. She trusts that “it’s a great way to add some instant swag to your look.”
Asymmetrical A Line Haircut
Amplify the beauty of your warm blonde hair by opting for a short asymmetrical a-line haircut. Consider adding soft waves for a final touch that carries out more glam factor.
Asymmetrical Blunt Lob
Expose the best angle of yours by cutting your bronde locks in uneven lengths and part it to one side. The payoff is too good that you’ll get a smooth and delicate bob hairstyle without making much of an effort.
Trending Asymmetrical Cut for Short Curly Hair
Here’s the perfect haircut if you’re seeking something fun and funky. This trending asymmetrical cut for short curly hair lets you flaunt your innate texture. This is the legit way of giving your black tresses an edgy twist.
Short Asymmetrical Bob with Bangs
A short asymmetrical bob with bangs creates a fashionable look for your oval face. The cut allows you to pull off either a wavy or straight style, and still manage to nail it. Streaks of copper highlights on your black tresses are what will add flair to complete your look.
Flattering On Black Hair
This asymmetric cut features a mohawk fade to finish it off too strong. Flattering on black hair with hints of brown hue, this trend will add a final touch to your refined look.
Short Asymmetrical for Fine Hair
The stylishness of this haircut is so strong that it’ll reflect your confidence. This short asymmetrical for fine hair features hard edges that are cut by a razor for extra details. Add streaks of blonde to this undercut bob to put in some emphasis in there.
The blonde balayage and beach waves are like two peas in a pod. Both do wonders to top off a lovely medium-length asymmetrical haircut such as this one.
Edgy Short Asymmetrical Pixie
An edgy short asymmetrical pixie cut for one of those independent women like you! The texture is to balance out the boldness and sophistication of your dark, short hair. It looks stunning, to the point that some grey strands visible on your locks will be the least of your concern.
Layered Stacked Asymmetrical
Looking as pretty as a picture! Go for this layered, stacked asymmetrical to revamp your locks. Your short, black, and dense hair will have the soft texture it has ever needed.
Great For Over 50 Women
Gorgeous choppy asymmetrical bob hairstyles are great for over 50 women! Because of the layers, achieving a textured effect on this blonde bob becomes so painless. Upgrade it with long bangs on the side for a sense of youthfulness.
Perfect For Long Length Curly Hair
This is an asymmetrical cut with micro bangs perfect for a long-length curly hair. Mandeville-based stylist Abby Landrum is behind of these crimping, braiding, and teasing. The result? Such defined curls in which all you get is ’80s punk rock vibe. For an edgy finish all day long, style your brown lock with Air Control, Control Force, and Hair Potion from Aveda.
Short Spiky Asymmetrical with Undercut
This asymmetrical hairstyle with an undercut is a mullet punk cut with a more aggressive and alternative footprint. It was created by barber and stylist Lukas Muny of Humaitá, RJ. “My inspiration comes a lot from the urban youth movement,” he explains.
“I always use the phrase ‘think outside the box.’ Customers do not use products as they used them years ago. They want practicality and versatility. They want their own expression printed on the hair with an exclusive design,” adds Muny.
Asymmetrical Thick Hair
Edgy asymmetrical hairstyles are easy to style for women with thick hair. A precision cut is never boring if it creates a stylish shape to transform your brown locks.
This blunt asymmetrical pixie with an undercut on the bottom was created by hairstylist Kales Efird of Durham, NC. “I love this cut for its precision and funky shape,” he claims.
Efird says this is a super fun look, but it definitely has some upkeep! “I blew this out with a round brush using a leave-in conditioner and a smoothing product from Davines, but this is definitely a haircut that can be styled messy and curly using a curl mousse or a sea salt spray.”
Short Wavy Asymmetrical
The perfect short wavy asymmetrical cut and style to show off a movement! Brighten up your jaw-length hair with a touch of blonde hue on your dark roots to match your elegance.
“This asymmetrical haircut is an edgier but trendier bob,” says stylist Alexis Chiasson of Circle Pines, MN.
Keep in mind when wanting an asymmetrical hair cut is that it is disconnected. “It will grow uneven and you may have to go in more frequently to maintain than your typical lob (long bob),” says Chiasson.
Depending on the texture and density of hair, Chiasson says it’s important that you style it with the right products and blow dry straight and not with a round brush. “If you’re thinking of adding body use a good volumizing mousse (Kenra is my fav), blow dry straight and, once dry, add a Kenra Texture Spray to keep straight. You can also use a 1-inch curling iron, take big sections on the top layer, and wear,” she adds.
One of her fav ways to wear this style is to tuck or bobby pin the shortest side behind the ear. “It’s a great way to dress it up for an event, night out, or look cute working out at the gym – so versatile!”