Metamorphosis by Hairfinder

Hair makeovers from bob to pixie
 
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.
 
Because of these influences and the new trends in shorter styles, New York master hairstylist, Christopher Naselli, has taken upon himself to create a collection of hairstyles, exclusively for Hairfinder.com. Says Naselli, "The whole collection, in my eyes, was something that I wanted to be a bit masculine but yet very feminine; kind of a take back to the 60s and the 80s; kind of disconnected heavy perimeters with a softer interior. If that makes any sense."
 
It does and the looks are strong: bold angles and cut lines with a touch of sixties mod and 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

Neck-length bob with fine hair that lays smoothly along the sides of the face
 
Side view of an angled bob shape haircut
 
Back view of an angled neck-length bob cut
 
Bob cut with sleek styling for fine hair
 
Side view of a smooth and slightly angled 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 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

Hair cut in a lip level bob with bangs
 
Side view of a lip length bob haircut
 
Back view of a short bob with a layered bottom edg
 
Short bob with bangs that cover the eyebrows
 
Side view of a short bob with tapering and softness
 
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.
 
The bottom edge of the hairstyle is layered to create a taper and a softness. The bangs are further textured to soften the edge framing the eyes.
 

Exposed Earlobes

Hair cut with exposed earlobes and drawing focus to the eyes
 
Short hairstyle with a fringe that follows the brow line
 
Back view of a haircut with a short back and exposed earlobes
 
Short haircut to show off your earlobes
 
Short halfway the ears haircut
 
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

Gamine cropped pixie-cut with very short hair that opens the face
 
Side view of a short pixie cut with choppy layers
 
Back view of a pixie cut with deeply textured layers
 
Very short pixie haircut that opens the face
 
Side view of a choppy pixie cut with a very short nape
 
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