The Almost Straight Vs The Crop

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There are two keys looks for the autumn/winter season, The Almost Straight and The Crop - each suited to two dramatically different hair lengths. Hair below the shoulders falls under the almost straight category, and hair above the shoulders can happily join this season’s short hair rebellion.

Take a look below to see which style side you are on!

Almost Straight

Without a doubt super sleek hair has been a major trend for many years. But there now seems to be a very subtle shift in how straight you should go. Keeping hair super sleek and shiny, the almost straight is softer with a slight hint of movement.

To get this look don’t straighten your hair from the root, straighten it from two inches down, that way you keep the natural body and movement of your hair. You can also slightly bend the hair whilst straightening just at the ends to create a very soft flick.

The Crop

There is a definite change in the air! The autumn/winter catwalks were awash with punk inspired above the shoulder styles. Wearing your hair short is all about knowing who you are and having fun.

The first step if you are thinking of going short is to find yourself a good, confident hairdresser who will be honest with you about which short style you will be able to pull off. There is a short hairstyle for every face, every lifestyle, and every woman out there.

Image Credits

Top image:
Hair: Sharni White @ Soul, Rossington. Photography: Andy Lynch -

Almost Stright from left to right:
Hair: Royston Blythe Artistic Team, Wolverhampton.  Photography: David Goldman
Hair: Sharon Peake @ Ethos Hairdressing. Styling: Bernard Connolly. Make-up: James O'Reilly. Photography: John Rawson
Hair: Anne Veck.  Photography: Charlotte Kibbles

The Crop from left to right:
Hair: Paul Edmonds and Clare Lodge at Paul Edmonds, London.  Photography: Armin Weishet
Hair: Errol Douglas MBE using Matrix. Photography: Andrew O' Toole
Hair: Kieran O'Gorman Hair, Beauty & Day Spa

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