Metamorphosis by Hairfinder
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Hairstyles have been undergoing a true metamorphosis. These transitions are a result of the specific influence of major celebrities and media foci. What had become a trend toward long flowing locks was abruptly redirected by the dramatic cropping of Victoria Beckham's locks into her signature Pob (a concave bob). The new direction was affirmed by media darlings Katie Holmes and Natalie Imbruglia, who also went for a makeover and sheared their longer locks for shorter, sassier and chic bob styles.
Even more stars have furthered the trend by taking short hair one step more toward the scalp: celebs like Rihanna and Kristin Kreuk have decided to expose their ears with cute, short crops.
It does make sense and the looks are strong: bold angles and cut lines with a touch of sixties mod and the eighties pop. The looks are forceful, yet feminine, simple yet detailed and defined. The collection takes a single model and transforms her look, step by step, from a neck length bob to a gamine crop. The collection illustrates the drama and metamorphosis that lies in potential in every woman.
Christopher Naselli is the owner and operator of one of the most respected salons in New York City: salon forty east third. He has more than 15 years of professional experience within the hairstyling industry, impacting mostly in New York and Los Angeles.
He has a loyal following among New York's elite creative community, and his clients include film and television actors, sports figures, top fashion and news editors. Among his past and present celebrity clients are Rosie Perez, Kristen Bell, Justin Chambers, Margaret Cho and Jennifer Carpenter.
Angled Neck-Length Bob
Here is the lovely Jennifer with a simple, neck-length bob. Her warm auburn hair is fine and it lays smoothly along the sides of the face and in the fringe area. The bangs are cut horizontally with a gently softened corner turn.
The sides of the bob are angled and textured along the bottom edge with a slight razor-cut or point-cut technique in order to soften the blunted hairline, yet leaving the finished cut with clean and defined shape.
Lip Level Bob
In the second stage of our makeover, the length of the bob is lessened, raising the bottom edge of the hair to lip level and at once adjusting the shape of the silhouette and rebalancing the focus on the face.
This is a more dramatic shift, as we can see a rise in the perimeter lines reducing the overall length. The earlobes are exposed beneath a beveled edge of a pseudo-bowl haircut. The fringe is also shortened and shaped into a hard-edged curve that follows the brow line.
The changes create a weighty line at eye level, drawing focus to the eyes and broadening the upper portion of the head.
Pixie Cut with Layers
In our final stage of transition, we have Jennifer in a gamine, cropped pixie-cut. The layers are choppy and deeply textured, giving an edgy look to the style. The look is decisive and shocking in some measure, but playful and exotically alluring all the same.
Once again, the eyes are the primary focus in this hairstyle, and the very short haircut opens the face dramatically.
Hair: Christopher Naselli for Hairfinder
Make-up Artist: Jenni Kline for Creative Management NYC
Model: Jennifer Diamond
Photography: Cody Rasmussen
Artistic Director: Sophie Braun
See also: Short hairstyles | Medium hairstyles