This hot (albeit daring) new cut goes shorter, and closer to the hairline. Bonus: these baby bangs work great for the summer—they pretty much stay out of sight and don't give you those awful forehead zits (if you're prone). Super-sleek blunt cuts work like a charm for poker straight hair, while choppy bangs are ideal for the wavy-haired crew.
Styling: If your fringe is sticking out, use a texturising cream to keep it in place. For a bouncy fringe, blowdry inwards using a round brush, and add a few drops of shine serum for extra gleam.
What Rules: Bumble and Bumble BB Texture Creme, amazon.in, Rs.3,800, Toni&Guy Glamour Serum Drops, Rs.650, BBlunt Hair Dryer, Rs.7,000
Part French (think Audrey Tautou), part rock-chic—unruly bangs and bobs are major right now, and the shorter you go, the more on-trend you are. The choppy bob look is gorgeously elf-like, and plays with both texture and length in a fun way—it's all about a messy, slightly dishevelled look that's still pretty sexy.
Styling: Since texture is key, first apply a texturiser to wet hair, then blowdry the front section upside down using a paddle brush for more volume. Finish with some setting spray.
What Rules: L'Oréal Professionnel Air Fix Extra Strong Fixing Spray, Rs.90, Sebastian Texturizer Flexible Bodifying-Liquigel, ebay.in, Rs.2,749, Jaguar Paddle Brush, Rs.90
Forget floral and romantic plaits, the fierce take is what's on-trend right now. You don't have to go afro all the way; a middle path is available—braid till the crown, then sweep up your hair into a top knot. Boxer braids are another big trend to cop (the Kardashian clan is a fan too). All you need to do is create two tight dutch braids, with hair parted in the middle, to nail this look.
Styling: For really close corn-rows, use a tail comb to divide hair into tight braids ('coz the tighter the better)! To master the lady-boxer braids, use some wet hair gel to set the look—and create an after-workout feel.
What Rules: L'Oréal Professionnel Extreme Splash Gel, Rs.700, Dennman Tail Comb, flipkart.com, Rs.178
There's a reason everyone's abuzz about this extreme haircut. We saw many a shaven-head model walking the ramp this season, and fashion royalty (and Gucci model) Ruth Bell even went the whole hog and shaved her head for an ad campaign! And the cut's been making news—and Ruth's career—since then. She maintains this cut by using her dad's clippers every two-three weeks on the