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The New Wave Buzzcut

Women around the world are continuing to embrace the ever-bold buzzcut, and as the style becomes more popular it continues to evolve with a range of variations. Today we examine three incarnations of this popular short style.

The close shave

The super short buzz cut is not for the faint of heart. Without even the tiniest bit of length to your hair, all eyes are on your face, which actually sounds kind of empowering to us! With such a stark style you can also get creative with your outfit and accessories, which is another way to soften what can otherwise be quite a 'traditionally masculine' look.

The Fresh Prince fade

Gettin' jiggy with it? This 80's inspired fade is very popular in male dominated hipster barbershops all over Australia right now, but we're seeing a few ladies suss out the style too! The look usually involves a close clippered buzz around the ears, tapering or fading up gradually to longer hair on top. Some people choose to carve designs or lines into the sides of their hair for an added graphic element. Unlike the close shave, there's a little more versatility available with this look, and you can have fun playing with the longer lengths on top of your head – standing them up for a mohawk vibe, or slicking them across and down for a more demure sleek style. We love to see a loose natural texture worked through longer hair. Try an invisible dry shampoo like by L'oreal Professionnel, to revive limp locks and add some volume to your 'do, without any gritty residue.

Creative with colour buzz

If you're keen to get creative with your hair, without the day to day maintenance of a longer 'do – why not experiment with colour? There has never been a better time to try out every shade of the rainbow, everything from natural hues that complement your skin tone, through to pastel ice-cream shades, platinum blonde or vibrant bold and beautiful. If you want avoid locking yourself into your new style, #ColourfulHair by L'oréal is our go-to for 100% personalised temporary hair colour, offering 7 colourful shades that can be mixed together to create an endless colour palette. Give your new wave buzzcut the contemporary edge, and bring it into 2018 with a splash of colour!

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