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The 60 Coolest Haircuts In The World
Lexy Lebsack & Khalea Underwood
Grab your passport and prep your carry-on, because we're going on an international hair excursion, folks. Okay, fine, that was a little cheesy, but what's ahead is far from it. We've scouted the top salons around the world — including London, Tokyo, Melbourne, São Paulo, and many other destinations — to find the hair trends that are in the highest demand from the chicest women around the globe.
Instead of just looking to Hollywood celebs or the styles your friends are loving, why not check out what hasn't even hit the United States yet? These styles are cool, timeless, and far, far ahead of the curve. We'll spare you another passport joke and get right to it: Click through our slideshow for the raddest haircuts sweeping nine international cities.
This story was originally published on December 9, 2016 and has been updated to reflect the latest cuts.
Legendary hairstylist David Mallett added finishing touches to a model's chin-length, layered bob at the S/S '18 Redemption fashion show during Paris Fashion Week.
Blunt bangs can oftentimes feel a little heavy, but the magic of Mallett's scissors made sure that this cut was perfectly proportioned.
Center part, soft bend, can't lose.
Another benefit of slightly shorter, front-facing layers? They curl beautifully.
And they make at-home styling a cinch, too — @gracemollymoore, a Salon XVI client, did these waves herself.
The tones in this gorgeous copper balayage allow you to see the shape of the cut way better.
Waves and bends are an easy way to get lots of mileage out of your lob.
The beauty of bangs is the fact that they can be worn with straight, curly, or wavy textures — and Welch is an expert when it comes to that versatility.
Rockstar waves are always on beat.
Nadia had long, shoulder-grazing hair before trusting Mensah with her makeover. If you're hesitant about losing your length, bangs like these are a good starting point.
More 'fro goals, courtesy of Mensah's salon.
Curls so glossy, you can practically see your reflection in them.
If you already have wavy hair, air dry it then use a medium-sized curling iron to further define individual pieces.
Or, you could always blow dry it smooth and use a big barreled iron for volume.
Rapunzel's got nothing on these luscious waves.
Or, for versatility, you can sweep your longer layers back.
"The shorter the hair the harder they stare," Make Me Beauty captioned. Here, here.
A sharp part makes this look particularly striking.
If you want a break from air drying, use a round brush and a hairdryer (on low heat) to create shape.
You can round brush your ends, too, to give yourself a flippy shape like this Pells' cut.
See? Blunt bangs can still look soft.
Thinning scissors also do the trick when it comes to creating blunt ends on thick hair.
Aside from looking impossibly chic, blunt ends are a foolproof way to show off a fresh dye job...
... like this impeccable lilac bronde. BRB, calling our colorists now.
Here's another secret: You can fake a cut by bending your ends, if you shudder at the thought of scissors.
... And if you are, let this look be motivation. Beachy waves turn rock n' roll with a little more length.
Layers also add a little bit of depth to your babylights, too.
What better way to make rose gold hair pop than with a dope shape? Kaizo crushes it once again.
Even though the back of this cut veers round, we think it would look chic stick straight, too.
Another perk of having a bob? They give tons of body without much effort.