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7 Hairstyles That Are So Perfect for Winter

Wintry twists on your favorite styles.

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    Collarbone-Length Lob

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    Collarbone-Length Lob

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    '70s-Inspired Bangs

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    '70s-Inspired Bangs

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    Winter Waves

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    Winter Waves

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    Soft, Touchable Curls

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    Soft, Touchable Curls

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    Sleek, Straight, and Blunt

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    Sleek, Straight, and Blunt

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    Lots of Layers

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    Lots of Layers

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    Short in the Back, Long in the Front

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    Short in the Back, Long in the Front

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  • If you go back and forth between wanting to keep your long hair or chop it all off, a lob like Gabrielle Union's might be the perfect solution. Cho recommends keeping the length below your shoulder for a style that looks just as good up as it does worn down.

  • Julianne Hough's lob is another great example of this length. If you do decide to keep your hair long but love the idea of this look, you can create a faux bob about that same length with a little help from your winter accessories. "I love when I see girls that wear their big coats with their hair tucked in — it creates that instant faux bob look with the little face-framing pieces in the front. It's such a good look for winter."

  • Since sweaty summer has come to an end, now is the perfect time to try out bangs. Cho suggests a '70s-inspired bang like Ciara's that is shorter at the centermost part of your bangs and gradually gets longer toward your temples. This type of bang frames most face shapes in a really nice way, she says.

  • The upshot of bangs like Michelle Williams's is that a longer bang will allow you to grow them out with ease come summer, if that's what you want.

  • This winter, try a sexy textured wave. To get Cara Delevingne's style, work with a 1-inch section of hair at a time, and use a flat iron to create half moon shapes in alternating directions for an "S"-shaped wave.

  • For a look like the one Emma Stone is wearing, think more "bend" than "curl." Cho says a "bend wave" is a great winter alternative to beachy summer waves. "I have been really, really into creating a wave with the flat iron. It looks less disheveled and a little more polished than beachy wave."

  • Curly hairstyles are great year-round, but since curly hair is drier by nature, it's important to make sure your strands are properly hydrated. This not only leaves your spirals feeling softer, it helps prevent static and frizz too.


  • How do you get shine like Dascha Polanco? "For winter styling, I definitely recommend starting off by using a moisturizing or repairing shampoo and conditioner," Cho says. "Right now I'm really obsessed with coconut oil. It's so good for your hair and adds so much gloss to it too. Plus, it tames ruffled up cuticles and adds a lot of moisture and shine, leaving your hair less static-y and frizzy."

  • "Sleek, straight, and all one length is a really chic look in the wintertime," Cho says. Just make sure your ends are really healthy before wearing a look like Sarah Hyland's.

  • To ensure your ends are in tip-top shape like Kylie Jenner's, start with a good trim, and then keep your ends hydrated by applying a moisturizing mask on them once a week for about five to 10 minutes.

  • Your ends likely suffered some damage, thanks to the elements of summer (sun, salt water, chlorine, etc.), so it's good to get a light dusting and trim any split ends away. While you're at it, Cho recommends adding in some layers, like Shay Mitchell's, to revamp your style for winter.

  • "Layers give hair movement and balance, and give an instant breath of fresh air to any hairstyle," Cho says. Case in point: Jourdan Dunn's amazing layers.

  • Think of this as the chicest reverse mullet you've ever seen, but in short hair form. Pro styling tip: Instead of wearing it so straight and piece-y, which was so last year, try adding a little bit of bend or a slight curl for a super modern look. To get Kristen Stewart's look, try using a flat iron to slightly curl your strands in the front.

  • "There's something really cool about having the back short with longer pieces around the front, creating more of a face-framing wave," Cho says. And Lily Collins's cut is the epitome of cool.