If you’ve got your paws on this week’s spanking new issue of Grazia, you’ll have spotted that the hairstyle dominating this season’s catwalk shows wasn’t really a style at all. Spring/Summer 2014 is all about the ‘anti-cut’ – nonchalant, a little bit grungy and very, very cool. It’s a million miles away from the uber-styled, voluminous tresses of Kate Middleton, Nicole Scherzinger and co, and feels all the fresher for it.
The appeal of the anti-cut is all in its attitude: this is couldn’t-care-less, just-rolled-out-of-bed-and-still-look-amazing hair. It’s the antidote to glossy, red carpet Hollywood waves and that’s reflected in the roster of celebrities currently sporting the look – from Alexa Chung to Kate Moss to Arizona Muse. Previously polished princesses Jessica Alba and Hilary Rhoda have both recently gone for the dishevelled chop, upping their edginess factor by about a million.
Although the anti-cut looks effortless, in reality it’s anything but. It requires precision cutting, upkeep and styling – secretly, this is one rather high-maintenance ‘do. But the results are more than worth it. Click through the gallery above to see the anti-cut in action from the catwalk to celebrities, then flick to the beauty pages of this week’s Grazia for the full low-down…
The new issue of Grazia is out now.
By Sarah Royce-Greensill