hairstyle trends 15 Of the Best Blunt Haircuts for Your New Year Glow Up

If you want thicker-looking hair, try a blunt cut.

December 19, 2022
Blunt Haircuts

As layered haircuts remain at the forefront of trending hairstyles, we forget about the beauty of a classic blunt cut. A blunt haircut does not have layers and the ends are all the same length, creating a uniform line. If you have thin hair or naturally-straight hair, then you already know the benefits a blunt cut has to offer your look, especially when it comes to making your hair appear fuller than it actually is. 

If you haven’t sported a blunt cut in a while, it could be just the switch that your hairstyle is calling for. Plus, if your goal is thick, full and healthy-looking hair, there’s no better style than a blunt cut. Below, check out 15 of the best blunt haircuts that will make you forget about layers.

1. Blunt Bob

When it comes to chic hairstyles, a blunt bob immediately comes to mind. It’s polished, timeless and with the help of your blow dryer (and a smoothing heat protectant like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Weightless Blow Dry Primer, Heat Protectant), the uniform ends makes it look like every hair is in the right spot. This short haircut exudes confidence and versatility, allowing your style to take you from the office to a date night with ease.

2. Blunt Asymmetrical Bob

While most blunt cuts are the same length all around, what actually characterizes a blunt style is the lack of layers, not the even length. A blunt asymmetrical cut has the chic qualities of a bob with nostalgic, ‘90s flare from the skewed cut. In addition to that, it’s also a great style to elongate a round face shape.

3. Shoulder-Length Waves With Bangs

A shoulder-length blunt cut with bangs is a striking and well-balanced hairstyle. Since there aren’t any layers, your hair cascades down your back to create full, thick strands. Plus, it has the versatility to be worn sleek and straight or with loose waves for a more laid-back and effortless style. 

4. Blunt Side-Swept Bob

A blunt side-swept bob wears like an asymmetrical hairstyle but that’s actually thanks to a deep side part, not your haircut. This gives you the option to wear it as a balanced blunt haircut or a faux-asymmetrical style. Use a comb to create a deep side part and pull your hair over to one side, settling any flyaways with your fingers. Once your hair is in place, spritz it with the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold, Light Hairspray Unscented to lock the style in place.

5. Blunt Lob

With only a subtle change in length from the blunt bob, the blunt long bob (lob) is just as chic and even more versatile. The longer length makes it a great transition into a shorter style and it can be worn a number of different ways. For a sleek long bob, prime your strands with the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Frizz Killer Serum Leave-In for heat protection and frizz control. Use your flat iron to smooth each strand, creating a subtle inward curve at the ends to complete your perfect style. 

6. Inverted Blunt Bob

An inverted bob is longer in the front and shorter in the back with subtle variance in length. It helps your style maintain its shape as it grows out and it eliminates the boxy silhouette that some blunt hairstyles can develop, especially when you have thick hair. Use hair oil, like the L’Oréal Paris Everpure Sulfate Free Simply Clean Sheer Oil, to keep your blunt ends soft and smooth.

7.  Thick Blunt Bangs With Long Hair

This style has the hi-low length of a jellyfish haircut without the separate layers. Rather, it features long, face-framing bangs with blunt ends and a blunt cut throughout the rest of your length. If you have thin hair, it’s the perfect modification to get you the trendy, bi-level layered look without calling attention to your fine tresses.

8. Box Bob

Unlike an inverted bob, a box bob is all the same length and leans into the boxy, face-framing shape. For this very reason, it’s flattering on a number of different face shapes. If you have thick hair, this style may feel heavy but it’s a great option for fine hair that wants to fake a full head of hair.

9. Blunt Jungle Box Braids

This protective style can be sported with blunt ends for fullness and body that’s the same length all around. With braids that hit shoulder-length, it keeps your strands safely tucked away without having to sacrifice your look. 

10. Blunt Bob With Curtain Bangs

If you like the fullness of a blunt cut but miss your face-framing layers, add curtain bangs to your bob and get the best of both worlds. The blunt length will make your strands look thick and dense while the curtain bangs gently contour your face and highlight your features. 

11. Blunt Long Hair

A long blunt style is a gorgeous way to flex your impressive length. However, it’s important to keep your hair healthy when you choose this style because it will put your breakage and split ends on display. Use a system formulated for length-preservation, like the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Restoring Shampoo for Long, Damaged Hair, the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Conditioner for Long, Damaged Hair and the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths No Haircut Cream Leave In Conditioner

This damage-repairing trio helps to seal split ends, reduce breakage and protect your length so you can salvage those last few inches while growing your hair healthy and strong.

12. Jaw-Skimming Blunt Bob

A bob that hits around the jaw hugs your face with a prominent round shape. It’s modern, sophisticated and sharp. If you’re looking for a timeless cut to develop as your signature style, this is a great one to sport. 

13. Blunt Bowl Cut

If you want to go for something unsual, the bowl-cut definitely does just that. With even length on a 360-degree axis and thick front bangs, it’s as blunt as your haircut can get. Pair it with a fade to add more texture and blend your hair with the uniform ends.

14. Triangle Afro

This natural hairstyle is an afro shaped like a triangle with either a blunt cut upwards, for a throwback look or downwards for a more modern spin. The lines of the triangle shape are precise, making the curls look bouncy while appearing like they’re all the same length.

15. Curly Blunt Bob With Fringe

A curly blunt bob is a great style for those with thin, curly hair because it makes your curls look voluminous, thick and bouncy. Pair it with wispy fringe or blunt micro bangs to complete the stacked bob hairstyle

Wash your curls with the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Curls Moisture Push Shampoo, L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Curls Moisture Seal Conditioner. Then style them with the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Curls Non-Stop Dreamy Curls Leave-in Conditioner. This trio is infused with hyaluronic acid and castor oil to nourish and shape your curls — leaving you with a full and bouncy style.

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Written by: Reece Andavolgyi, Photo Credit: iStock