Not every cut needs to be polished. “Claire’s cut resembles a grown-out bob,” says hairstylist Garren of the Garren New York salon. “The layers are shaggier, and the dip of the longer side bang makes it sexy.” Ask for a length that mostly falls to the collarbone but is left a couple of inches longer toward the front. “Then you want light, wispy layers in the front starting just below the cheekbone and continuing all the way down,” says hairstylist Mark Townsend of the Marie Robinson Salon in New York City.
For Stone’s polished style, the hair should just graze your collarbone. “There are long layers cut bluntly all the way around and angled pieces in the front,” Garren says. “Keep the layers subtle so the hair still looks full at the bottom.
This longer cut is perfect for hair that’s a little wavy. “Request a cut that hits the collarbone in the front and is a touch shorter in the back,” says Oscar Blandi of the Oscar Blandi Salon in New York City. “Then have them cut a few long layers through the top, a few face-framing pieces that start at your chin, and graduated layers through the bottom.”
For Hayek’s classic-looking cut, ask that your hair stop at the shoulders, and then request layers all the way around with the shortest ones starting just below the cheekbones. “Because it’s not all one length, you’ll get that flip—but you’ll probably want to coax it with a blow-dryer and a round brush, too,” Garren says.
The secret to Watts’s ethereal style is in her layers: “They’re very specific—too many layers could turn this cut into a shag,” says hairstylist Ryan Trygstad of the Marie Robinson Salon in New York City, who cuts Watts’s hair. “It’s an inch shorter in the back and subtly graduated longer as it gets to the front, where there are a few face-framing pieces that start at her cheeks. The choppy, long layers all around her head are an inch shorter than the final length of her hair.” Just be sure your stylist cuts into the ends instead of making them blunt.
Saldana’s understated cut is “almost all one length that just touches the shoulders,” says Blandi. “But there are soft layers in the front that start at the chin and continue through the bottom.”