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New year, new you; you know how it goes. Instead of promising to cut carbs or commit to two-a-days, why not consider something a little more realistic: a new haircut.
To help you settle on your new seasonal strand look, we sat down with Chelsea Vonne James, a L'Oréal Professionnel Artist, to get an inside look at the haircuts you're about to see everywhere this winter. Whether you're looking to chop your strands super-short or maintain a little length for the season's favorite collarbone-grazing cut, everything you need to know is just a scroll below.
The New 'It' 'Do for Winter
While winter is typically known for longer, heavier layers to help lock in extra warmth during the colder months of the year, Vonne James excitedly explained that so many of her guests have been going against the grain of traditional winter 'dos. "There's been a massive trend for going shorter and it's really inspiring."
Vonne James points out that, while trends are definitely still taken into consideration, nowadays it's all about creating looks that suit the person. What's more, she points out that since we are breaking boundaries on gender roles and the definition of beauty, just about anything is fair game. The result? A fashion-forward cut that looks perfectly tailored for each individual.
"With winter fashion, like snuggly sweaters and elongating turtle necks, the 'chop' really makes sense," Vonne James says. She goes on to point out that pixies, bobs and collarbone-grazing cuts are all the rage this season as a result. Determining which length to opt for depends on your specific features and hair type – both of which your stylist will be able to help you determine.
Not ready to snip your ends? As much as you might love a little extra length, Vonne James points out that winter can be hard on our hair. From lack of moisture, static, and required blow drying, to wind and hats rubbing against the cuticle, our strands can really take a beating. "Hair is our best accessory, we wear it every day and time is our most valuable asset so short makes sense," says Vonne James.