Textured vs blunt cut is something I’ve gone back and forth for awhile now. Depending on the type of hair you have, it’s something worth discussing with your stylist. Here’s some information on the textured vs blunt cuts that will help you be a little more informed during your salon session.
Textured Cut: A textured cut is when a stylist uses a razor to cut hair or scissors and cuts at an angle. When I think of textured cuts my mind goes two different places: short textured cuts and long hair with textured ends. For the sake of this post, let's focus on long hair with textured ends. Textured hair cuts are popular because the structure of the cut adds volume to the hair naturally. To add a bit of volume to straight, flat hair, ask you stylist for long layers and to add a bit of texture to the ends.
A long textured cut is also a good choice for wavy or curly hair. It allows the curls to lift and spiral. Be careful when using texturizing as a way to de-volume hair, it will grow back and may add an awkward layer to your cut’s shape. Textured cuts not only add volume and movement, but can help lessen the “I just got my hair cut” look.
Blunt Cut: A blunt cut is when a stylist cut straight across with their scissors. This cut is great to create a shaped look. The blunt cut was made famous by the late Mr. Vidal Sassoon who turned haircuts into dramatic art pieces. Today, we use the blunt cut to hold the shape of certain styles. This type of cut works great for people who want a sleek, clean look.
A very popular blunt cut that has been in the spotlight lately is Jennifer Anniston’s long angled bob. And don’t forget about the very popular blunt cut bangs.
There is a lot to consider when getting a new do or freshening up an old one. Check out the best style for your face shape but don’t be afraid to ask your stylist. As professionals, they'll prescribe the best cut for your hair type while considering your wishes.
Which do you prefer? Textured or blunt?
For the love of hair (if we're being blunt),