Trend Alert: The Coupe

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Everyone's going short, but to keep it youthful, versatile and on trend, legendary international hairstylist and BAFTA hairstylist to film and TV, Paul Edmonds, tells you how The Coupe is the only way!

The Coupe; a thick blunt cut at the back with inverted layers for movement, and choppy, textured longer layers at the front.

Paul Edmonds, international hairstylist to the likes of Sam Smith, Emma Thompson, Catherine Zeta Jones, Michelle Dockery and Margot Robbie, to name a few, has been tipping ‘The Coupe’ as the trend to watch for 2015. The bob that was first popular in the early 1920s is once again back.

The Coupe was about a blunt looking haircut that showed a woman’s independence and strength, the first GIRL POWER! Sassoon first took the idea and developed the blunt cut by liberating the need for setting the hair every week at the hairdressers and allowing women to produce the now iconic look at home.

Pioneered by the likes of Jennifer Lawrence and Mia Wasikowska – it was Paul that cut Mia’s hair from long to Coupe for her film role in The Double, creating softness and versatility, he also added a fringe – this look is all about texture, easy hair, movement, shine and finish, allowing you to show off your colour!


About The Coupe...... 

  • First, start by blunt cutting the hair and then internally cutting inverted layers throughout the haircut or through the under layers of the hair. This gives an airy versatility to the hair with looks that can be created and styled easily at home.
  • The Coupe works best on shoulder length hair and above, when you like the idea of one length but not the heaviness or solidity.
  • The kind of woman the rocks The Coupe is the kind that longs for versatility. Versatility matters to you as much as your hair condition, personality and lifestyle. It’s different from the more texture look of the recent ‘LOB’, it has more hold and glamour.

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