A few years ago people were calling 2010 the ‘year of the shaved side’ but here we are, 4-years later and the shaved head on women doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. The shaved side was most likely inspired by the growing popularity of the asymmetrical bob haircuts and it continued to grow into rock n’ roll chic with celebs like Miley Cyrus opting for shaved pixies.
The shaved hairstyle is definitely for people who want to stand out from the crowd – just as the asymmetrical bob. It’s a bold look without doing anything too drastic. Depending on the style that you choose, you can have the shaved look and still part your hair to cover it up in case you have a 9-5 that doesn’t approve of out of the box looks – or maybe you don’t want your ever-criticizing grandma to see. If you’re looking to find yourself a hairstyle with a shaved side, then check out these photos for inspiration!
Bouncy Wavy Hair with a Shaved Side
The shaved side is often associated with short hair but it’s totally hot and chic with long hair. When you part your hair dramatically to one side, then shave the complete one side of your head, you’ll have a bold new look. But remember, you can simply shave a section about 2 inches wide and long for a subtler look. Pair this shaved side with feminine long bouncy waves.
Faux Hawks with Bold Shaved Sides
This look is one that is reserved for the ladies who love their necks, shoulders and don’t want to hide behind their hair. A faux hawk is definitely vogue right now and when you pair it with a creative shaved side, you have a hairstyle that will turn heads – and probably inspire girls to get shaved sides. Remember, this is a hairstyle that you will want to have fun with so leave a little length on top so that you can recreate vintage hairstyles, punk rock hairstyles and add accessories.
Shaved Sides with Side-Swept Bangs
You often see the shaved side with a faux hawk and the natural bangs that come with the look. But if you want longer hair and the shaved sides, then adding side-swept bangs can give you an extra look of both edge and femininity.
Layered Asymmetrical Graduated Bob with Shaved Side
The asymmetrical bob is one of the best looks with the shaved side. It looks perfect when the asymmetrical bob with about shoulder length with lots of soft layers to give your hair the dimension and texture. If you want, you can part the bob down the center to help disguise the shaved side too if you need too.
Dual Colored Shaved Side Hairstyle
If you have a shaved side, the color is going to be natural (unless you dye it). But this gives you an opportunity to try out a dual-color hairstyle. By leaving your hair naturally brown in the shaved section, you can opt to dye the rest of your hair blonde or even pink and blue. Demi Lovato is a great example of a celeb who loves to experiment with different colors and shaved sides as she knows it add’s an extra element of rock n’ roll edge.
If you’re not sure about the shaved look then give yourself a trial run first. All you have to do is slick back the sides of your hair and then style your hair how you think you would wear it with a shaved side.