HOW-TO: Kate Moss' Kickin' Haircut

By Chandler Rollins | 04/08/2014 2:30:00 PM


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Style icon Kate Moss turned 40 this year, proof that 40 really is fabulous when you have a kickin’ haircut. Ruth Roche, Artistic Ambassador for Pureology Serious Colour Care, says Moss’ cut is cool and coveted because it has layers that appear to cross.

“At first glance you can’t really figure out how the hair is cut, but the different lengths and layers blend together in an edgy way with lots of fun sexy movement that frames the face,” she explains. “So I created two types of layers that cross to create this look, shorter/darker layers underneath and longer/ lighter layers on top – when they cross, they add depth, dimension and accentuate movement,” she adds.

The cut starts with a Mohawk section, 2” wide from the front of the head to the back of the nape and then two side sections parallel to the hairline at a diagonal going from right/left to the middle of the head just above the hairline by the ear (leaving just a tad of hair). The end result is a Mohawk section and two triangle sections that are slide cut and then crossed to blend. The perimeter is finished at the end to enhance undone ends.

“This cut works on anyone, there’s a push and pull of short and long layers that give it movement and piecey details that are very feminine, soft and frame the face. It’s a cut that has universal appeal and works on various lengths and types of hair,” she adds.   

Check out the how-to video here!






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Chandler Rollins

Chandler Rollins, Associate Editor | Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair

Since October 2013, Chandler has worked at Modern Salon Media producing print and online content. For MODERN SALON magazine, she contributes to the Style Watch, Ask the Experts, Modern Man, Face and Body, Product Spotlight and Goods. On, Chandler assists with posting blogs and articles, the Product section and product reviews.

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April, 09, 2014 at 08:35 PM

Not a great shot at looking at the cut. As a hairstylist I need the he'd shot not the body shot! I can't see the cut really,

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Dumas  |  April, 14, 2014 at 04:38 PM

It would great if you could post step by step and actually see the hair cut.

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new jersey  |  April, 15, 2014 at 05:47 PM

they did show step by step justbcann find it now what happened to it

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