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Haircut Trends: Blunt Haircuts for Long, Medium and Short Hair

Blunt bangs with long hair and creative color

Blunt Haircuts are Hot

Layered, texturized, blunt, or razored . . . all these haircutting terms can leave a girl’s head spinning. How do you decide what haircut you want, or what cutting technique is best for your hair? Some of the hottest haircuts of the season feature a straight form or blunt haircut. This look is an awesome option for creating fullness and shine. For some people, layers are the way to go, but for our fine haired friends, the blunt haircut could be a new favorite. Check out these blunt haircuts for hairspiration.

Tyra Banks: long hair with blunt bangs and caramel highlights

Blunt bob and bangs and color blocking

Blunt Bangs

While side bangs have always been a go-to option to add extra movement and style to a look, Tyra Banks among other celebs, are stepping up their hairstyles with bold, blunt bangs. (For more great pictures of bangs check out our Bangs Pinterest Board)

Ideal Hair Types:  Fine to Medium Textures; Straight Hair

Ideal Face Shapes:  Oval; Heart; Oblong

Long straight hair with ombre color

Demi Moore straight long hair

Long blunt hairstyle

Long blunt hairstyle

Long Luxurious Lengths

Go for an understated and sophisticated hairstyle with a long, blunt haircut. This clean and simple look is not only a great option for every day, but the look has been popping up on the red carpet too. (For more great pictures of long hair checkout our Long Hair Pinterest board)

Ideal Hair Types:  Medium Texture (Fine hair can look stringy if too long!)

Ideal Face Shapes:  Oval; Round; Heart; Square

Long blunt bob hairstyle

Long bob hairstyle with ombre color

Long blunt bob hairstyle

Bombshell Long Bob

The long bob offers the perfect compromise between long and short hair! Not to mention, it’s a great way to amp up the volume. Take a cue from celebs like Jessica Alba and Gwyneth Paltrow for a sleek, sexy blunt haircut. (For more great pictures of bobs checkout our Bobs Pinterest board)

Ideal Hair Types:  Fine to Medium Textures

Ideal Face Shapes:  Oval; Round; Heart; Square

Blunt pixie haircut

Blunt pixie haircut

Blunt bob with bangs and red haircolor

Perfect Pixie

A look that’s not for the faint of heart, the perfect (blunt) pixie haircut is a bold, statement hairstyle that is sophisticated and fashion forward. Wear it smooth and sleek, or add volume and texture for a flirty style. (For more great pictures of short hairstyles checkout our  Sassy Short Pinterest board)

Ideal Hair Types:  Fine to Medium Textures

Ideal Face Shapes:  Oval, Square, Oblong, Heart

For fuller, shinier hair, look no further! The straight form blunt haircut offers a sleek, easy style that helps to create volume and sheen. Whether you want to make a statement with bold bangs or sexy length, blunt haircuts can be a great option for fine to medium hair.

Hairstyle Blog contributing author Lindsay Hausch
Contributing author Lindsay Hausch has provided clients with professional cutting edge color and cutting techniques at exclusive Paul Mitchell and Bumble and Bumble Signature Salons for the past seven years. She co-founded Sedona Beauty Team, which represents a team of artists that offer luxury, on-location beauty services. She enjoys writing articles that share her expertise. You can follow Lindsay on Twitter and FaceBook.




5 Comments »

  1. Square and blunt cut, about level with her ears. preferably dark colored. the best is black !
    That’s the way to beautify a woman!
    If you want to go wild, have her earlobes and septum pierced and make her wear a smooth rather big shiny golden rings through it !
    Maybe combine that with some great bold artistic tattoos !
    And you have a woman that’s worth keeping !

    Comment by Charles — August 16, 2015 @ 10:21 am

  2. Hi Karl,

    Thanks for your feedback! Bangs are an incredible way to spruce up any hairstyle. Blunt bangs are cool and classic, but there are so many other options as well. Check out the fantastic blog Irresistible: Bangs Never go Out of Style to discover more must have fringes.

    Have a good day!

    Comment by Michelle Skye — June 13, 2013 @ 1:58 pm

  3. Ladies’ bangs should be straight and level, blunt cut and just above the eyebtows.
    Those are definitely the most gorgeous bangs. Never mind if the rest is long or short.

    Comment by Karl — June 13, 2013 @ 6:23 am

  4. Hi Julia,
    Thank you for your wonderful feedback! Long hair can be lovely, but it does require special care. Check out the article 5 Habits of Women with Gorgeous Healthy Hair to learn insider tips how to keep your hair in tip top condition.
    Have a great day!

    Comment by Michelle Skye — May 8, 2013 @ 12:53 pm

  5. I have long hair, and would definitely want to try the blunt look. I saw the pictures of the Pixie Hair Cuts. I admire women who flaunt that style. I’d love to do that, but I think I’m not quite ready for it yet. It’s really forward and out there. I’ll try out the blunt look for now. =D

    Comment by Julia — May 3, 2013 @ 2:40 pm

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