2012 Short Hair Trends – The Uneven Cut

by Hair Romance on January 14, 2012 · 30 comments

in Celebrity Hair,Hair Trends,Short Hair

Short Cut Saturday is back for 2012!

Over the next few weeks I’ll be picking the top trends for short hair for 2012. One of the biggest hair trends for 2012 is short hair, so I’m going to break it down into more styles you’ll want to try this year.

Short Hair Trend 1 – The Uneven Cut

I was tempted to call this the asymmetrical cut, but it has connotations of bad 90s hair for me. I think the key to this uneven cut is texture. Don’t be too polished. I like the 1960s feel of the last two images (which is also popular in longer styles in 2012).

The uneven cut is best if you have a natural wave or curl in your hair. This hairstyle loves a bit of product, such as KMS Sea Salt Spray or O&M Surf Bomb to really bring out the texture in your hair.

Do you think this will be a big hit in 2012? Or is this too messy for you?

Image 1 by Sam Ruttyn, Image 2 by Keadrick D. Washington, Image 3 by Alasdair McLellan, Image 4 unknown

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Keri January 14, 2012 at 9:32 am

Mine’s kind of like this now, although I’ve been letting it grow back out. It’s one of those styles that LOOK easy – but in reality are hard to get looking JUST RIGHT. Plus, sometimes wearing a shirt or jacket will make the ends impossible to behave. I loved my hair like this – but it’s just too much work.


Hair Romance January 15, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Like that effortless look that is actually specifically crafted to look easy? Haha, that’s “beach hair” in my hair.


Miranda January 14, 2012 at 9:47 am

I like it, though I think it takes a very edgy personality to properly pull it off. Having not an edgy personality and straight heavy hair probably takes me out of the running for this one :)


Hair Romance January 15, 2012 at 4:47 pm

I always say hair should reflect your personality! Maybe you could take some of the 60s trends and work a bit of height into your crown and have a low ponytail? I’ll do some posts on the long hairstyle trends too.


Nikki January 14, 2012 at 10:01 am

I love these looks and yes, I think it’s something I can do as long as the cut still looked good as a straight, neat version (for my neat freak days!) x


Hair Romance January 15, 2012 at 4:48 pm

I say some sea salt spray (like O&M Surf bomb) is perfect for your hair. Keep the cut neat, but mess it up when you feel like it x


jen January 14, 2012 at 4:02 pm

i <3 short cut saturdays, especially when you do hair tutorials aimed at shorter hair =) i pretty much have the cut in the 2nd picture, short with lots & lots of layers (but not a blunt a-line, just a beautiful mess) and i love it! i can spend lots of time styling it or i can roll out of bed & it still looks good =)


Hair Romance January 15, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Thanks Jen! Sounds like the perfect cut for you x


Dawn January 14, 2012 at 4:42 pm

I wonder hwo this would do with naturally ringlet-y curly hair… If it may be okay then I may have found my new style! It’s semi-timeless and coudl be done long enough to pull the front pieces back if need be… Maybe even a thick eyebrow length bang! Wow! Thanks for the inspiration! Oh, any idea on how it would look with a round face?


Hair Romance January 15, 2012 at 4:53 pm

I love this look in curls! You should check out http://www.smaggle.com/ as she has a version of this haircut and curls. It can be better for hair with ringlets to be cut when it’s dry so you can see how the shape looks. Could be super cute with bangs too, take a photo to your hairdresser so they can customise it to suit your face shape.


Lecinda January 14, 2012 at 8:55 pm

I tried this cut on my curly/wavy hair about a year ago and I loved it, I think it suited me, but it was hard to maintain when it started to grow out. I’m a bit lazy and I don’t pamper myself to a haircut as often as I would like/should, and it got very annoying towards the end. Now I have it evened out a bit as I’m trying to grow my hair long again, but if you want a change this is a fun haircut. Rachael Taylor is gorgeous and she pulls it off beautifully!


Hair Romance January 15, 2012 at 4:56 pm

True, you can really tell when this cut starts to grow out as the balance shifts. I adore Rachael Taylor’s eyebrows!


Lisa January 14, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Hey! Am I the only one who is having truble getting your updates on bloglovin?

Anywho.. I love this hairstyle! Not so much with bangs bot otherwise it’s great! =)


jen January 15, 2012 at 3:52 am

i <3 short cut Saturday!!! especially the hair tutorials for styling short hair. I pretty much have the middle cut above, short with lots & lots of layers (but it's not a blunt a-line, just a beautiful mess) and i love it cuz i can spend lots of time styling it to make it look just right, or i can simply roll out of bed & run my fingers thru it and it still looks great =) thanks so much for your blog, i absolutely adore it, i love that (unlike other hair blogs i frequent) this one is aimed at adult women styling their own hair. can't wait to see what you've got coming up next, have agreat weekend.


Hair Romance January 15, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Thanks Jen xxx


wunderschoenbunt January 15, 2012 at 8:51 am

oh my god, i am so in love with the last picture on the right….this is gonna be my new haircut.
thanks for the inspiration:)

greetings from germany!


Hair Romance January 15, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Glad to have have helped! Hope you love it x


Jessica January 15, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Oh I love short hair, but I wish 2012’s hair was still braids! I’m finally growing mine out past my shoulders so I can do awesome braids.


Hair Romance January 15, 2012 at 5:15 pm

You won’t be disappointed Jessica I have a braid project coming up that will blow your mind. Braids are definitely still in for 2012 x


Tegan @ teganias thoughts January 21, 2012 at 9:25 am

Rachel’s hair is a little like how my hair is now, all by accident! I told the hair dresser to cut it straight across and she stuffed it up a little. I am glad that it is now a trend haha


Hair Romance January 21, 2012 at 5:32 pm

lol! A happy accident perhaps?


Catalina January 26, 2012 at 12:03 pm

I recently cut my hair really short. I donated 10 inches of my hair to the locks of love foundation. I used to have really big, I used to style all the time. Is there any way I can style it up a bit?


Hair Romance January 28, 2012 at 9:12 am

That’s great Catalina! I think that’s a wonderful thing to do with your hair. Short hair can be really versatile, check back through my other short hair posts for more ideas x


Animay May 27, 2012 at 1:04 am

Too messy for me. I’m a neat freak. I’m known for always having a neat and sophisticated do. It may be different but neat


miffny June 5, 2012 at 7:16 pm

So happy I came across this I recently went to a salon for a trim & the hairdresser had a cause of ‘Edward Scissorhands’ leaving 7 years of growth on the floor !. My hair is a tad shorter than the pic of Dianna Argon’s but now I feel so much better seeing how it can be styled up :)


Hair Romance June 6, 2012 at 3:56 am

Oh no! But even though it’s not what you expected it’s a great style. Glad this has given you some more styling ideas Miffny x


miffny July 19, 2012 at 1:04 am

Thanks HR I am so struggling with the super short layers at the back she ‘stacked!’so many layers are about 4 layers from 2inches to 4 inches it seem forever I’ll be growing this mess out :(


Hair Romance July 19, 2012 at 4:58 pm

ugh, sounds tough – but it will grow back. In other short hair news, steps and undercuts are back so maybe you’re just ahead of the trend?


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