Get Salon Savvy with These Top Hairstyle Terms!

January 23, 2015

There’s nothing more frustrating than knowing exactly what you want your new ‘do to look like, but don’t know how to ask for it! Not knowing how to describe the exact  shape and style that you’re coveting can usually be remedied by bringing in an image of a celeb sporting a similar style (chic and short à la Anne Hathaway, please!) but sometimes it can be hard to find that perfect look, no matter how many beauty magazines you flip through. To help you rock your next hairstyle consultation, we had our stylists name and explain some of the popular salon styling terms!

Choppy – A cut composed of short layers used to create a textured appearance – generally used on bobs, or shoulder length styles!

Pixie cut – A pixie cut is a woman’s hairstyle comprised of hair cut short in the back and on the sides of the head with a slightly longer layer on the top. Pixie cuts have become quite popular in Hollywood lately, and have become a popular salon request!

LobThe “lob,” is a longer version of the classic bob and generally has a length that falls between the chin and collarbone.

PieceyA look referring to the defined or texturized effect involving a light pomade or texturizing spray that creates a deliberate messy or “beachy” appearance.

DevilockA variety of Mohawk, the devilock is a punk style consists of keeping one’s hair short on the sides and back, while the bangs are grown long and groomed to a point on the forehead. This style is also known as the rockabilly pompadour!

GamineThe term “gamine” translates from French to “playful”, and is now used to denote a boyishly short and sassy hairstyle. Audrey Hepburn is the iconic example of a gamine with her cropped cut and petite figure.

WedgeWith a wedge haircut, the hair at the nape of the neck is cut the shortest, with the layers radiating out as they reach the crown of the head. Instead of a blunt bob cut, the ends of the hair are cut at multiple angles, creating a more modern “wedge” shape around the face and enhancing volume and movement in the hair.

Tried one of these styles at the SalonCapri? We want to see! Tweet us your feedback at @Salon_Capri or tag us on Instagram with @SalonCapri!

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