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10 Celebrities Spotted Wearing The Androgynous Hair Trend Look

Lauren Salapatek | May 9, 2013 | 12:32 PM
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Anne Hathaway attends the Costume Institute Gala for the "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
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Carey Mulligan attends the Costume Institute Gala for the "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
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Actress Charlize Theron attends the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards presented by Ketel One and Wells Fargo at JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on April 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for GLAAD)
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Actress Michelle Williams is wearing Diamonds from the Tiffany & Co. 2013 Blue Book Collection as she attends the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball at Rockefeller Center on April 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co.)
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Miley Cyrus visits The Ryan Seacrest Foundation West Coast Debut Of New Multi-Media Broadcast Center "Seacrest Studios" at CHOC Children's Hospital on March 22, 2013 in Orange, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
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Hairstylist and television personality Tabatha Coffey arrives at the Logo NewNowNext Awards 2013 at The Fonda Theatre on April 13, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
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Jan Arnold backstage at the Monique Lhuillier Spring 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theatre, Lincoln Center on September 8, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)
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Jessie J attends Gabrielle's Gala 2013 supported by Lorraine Schwartz at Battersea Power Station on May 2, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
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Robin Wright poses at the Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards at Austin Studios in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
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Tilda Swinton attends the private view for the 'David Bowie Is' exhibition in partnership with Gucci and Sennheiser at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images for Victoria & Albert Museum)
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The new androgynous, under layered short cuts with polish are trending from photo shoots to celebrities. Think classic 1930’s male silhouettes with shorter sides and longer tops, as seen on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. The cut can be anything from a short punk rock razor cut, to a traditional pixie cut to a full on buzz cut from a barber shop. The main feature is that it is a short hair cut, and sexually ambiguous, and it can be worn messy and spiky or sleek and chic.

“I typically approach cutting a short under layer cut with a razor because it allows me to create a more pliable edge, which gives nice structure and soft movement, but the integrity of fine lifted hair can be compromised with a razor, so I recommend using a blending shear for high lift, fine haired blondes.” —Sam Villa, Redken Education Artistic Director.

 “When giving a client the androgynous hair cut, it is important to maintain a softer hairline as well as softer sideburns than when giving this cut to men. Add more texture in the cut, using a variety of texturizing blades and continue to use women’s products when styling.” —Naz Kupelian, RUSK International Creative Team Member

“Like most trends, everything is cyclical and what goes around always comes around again.  It was a great look on Twiggy in the ‘60s, also on Annie Lennox in the ‘80s. We've been seeing a big resurgence of ‘punk’ style in fashion both on the runways and in magazines lately. Historically, when women have cut their hair short, it has often been a declaration of personal style. With the lines between male and female gender roles being so blurred these days, a lot of women are embracing this trend of short hair and having a lot of fun with it.” —Brian Magallones, René Furterer Celebrity Stylist

“Keeping up with a shorter style doesn’t have to be a chore. Strategic styles and cutting techniques can make a huge difference in how the hair looks 4, 5 or even 6 weeks later. Styling products play a massive role as short cuts begin to transform from week to week. Hollywood starlets are redefining the typical feminine ideal with sharper looks that make a statement but still have that classic feminine beauty.” —Lissette Cruz, Pravana Artistic Educator

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