If you love the style of the sixties, then a wedge haircut is just the look for you. Similar to a bowl cut, the look incorporates soft bangs, inversions and layers to bring it into the modern day. While best suited for straight strands, this hairstyle can also work with loose curls. Just check the pictures below!
Wedge Haircuts and Hairstyles
Wedges are great because of the flattering silhouette that lets you to have a voluminous crown and a neat nape within your short hairstyle. You can go for an elongated wedge, its classic version or a rather short cut, play with layers, textures and hair colors. Here are some cute ideas.
#1: The New Bob
A bob haircut is a must-have haircut of the year. From celebrities to grade school girls, everyone is trading in long locks for a flattering short cut. Instead of blending in with everyone else, separate yourself with some well-placed highlights and an angled style.
#2: Side-Parted Pixie
Wedge hairstyles are marked by short layers in the back and longer pieces throughout the top. Even though there is a bit of a set formula, you still can have fun and make the look your own. A shorter section above one ear is an edgy asymmetrical detail that will help you stand out.
#3: Sandy Shag
Beach waves are effortless and totally desirable. The tousled texture looks as if you have been luxuriating on vacation—even if you really were stuck at a desk all day. A good fit for a carefree girl who carries a little bit of sunshine everywhere she goes.
#4: Balayage and Tousled Strands
A stacked inverted cut is perfect for women with fine hair because it creates thickness throughout the crown of the head. Balayage highlights in the front of the style create a sense of weightlessness so that it doesn’t seem too dense.
#5: Highlighted Layers
There is something edgy and strict about having hair that is all one tone. But, because a wedge haircut is so thick, there needs to be some highlights to break it up. Babylights—really thin, natural-looking highlights—are perfect when you need dimension without a bold color.
#6: Bedhead Style
Borrow from the boys with a James Dean inspired style. The messy brushed back texture is cool and sexy, without trying too hard; styling with quirky black-rimmed glasses and drop earrings will make your face pop.
#7: Colorful Comb Over
With short hairstyles it can be hard to get some added volume if you have fine strands. A deep side part and long layered bangs will lift your style and give you natural-looking body.
#8: Posh Pixie
This may not look like your typical wedge haircut, but that’s the beauty of it. While it looks like a pixie, the stacked layers throughout the crown and the soft sweeping bangs make it different. Perfect for women with long faces who need a subtle-yet-stylish hairdo.
#9: Soft and Sassy
A short wedge cut may not be flattering on all face shapes. But, that doesn’t mean that you have to avoid it altogether—just tweak it to make it work for you. Long side-swept bangs and a few layers will provide angles and structure to oval and round faces.
#10: Maroon Maven
A perfect shape, lovely texture and beautiful color make a head-turning hairstyle. It’s all about the expert layering and strategically placed angles, enhanced by a beautiful hue.
#11: Rock On
This is one of the more extreme wedge hairstyles that play with proportions to achieve an edgy, rocker-inspired look. It’s definitely a hairdo for a woman who is confident and has an avant-garde fashion sense.
#12: Bouncy Brown Bob
If you are in search of a way to get a major dose of volume for short hair, one of the easiest tricks is to crop your strands really close at the nape of the neck. This will draw the eye up towards the fullest part of your style at the crown.
#13: Blonde Bangs
Bangs can work for any face shape, but it just depends on the type. For round faces with chubby cheeks, blunt styles don’t work because they draw attention to the widest part of the face. A deep side part is perfect because it is slimming and it adds a bit of drama.
#14: Red Hot
Those who really need volume should try a more extreme angle. The shorter layers in the back will create more bulk and make your style look fuller. With all of this weight, you will need a bright color throughout the top to break up the density.
#15: Stylish Stripes
Get inspired from your favorite piece of clothing the next time you are in search of a new style. Black and white stripes are a classic piece in any wardrobe, but when it comes to hair the pattern is much more exciting.
#16: Go for Gold
Not all wedge haircuts have to be cut at extreme angles or heavily layered. If you want a style that is easy to maintain yet still fashionable, this is the cut for you. It can be hard to pull off really light hair with pale skin, so make sure that you style with bold brows and a bit of eyeliner so that your features don’t get washed out.
#17: Fringe and Finger Waves
Mix hard and soft in a totally unexpected way within your wedge haircut; finger waves provide texture in the flat part of your style in the back, while long feathered bangs soften your face in the front. It’s a must-try style for a woman who believes in balance.
#18: Silver Fox
Although it may not seem like it, going grey is actually one of the most fashion-forward things you can do this year. While many younger women are spending hundreds to have smoky grey locks, you can just let nature take its course for free!
#19: Swirl and Curl
You don’t need bright colors or crazy cuts to make an impact; it’s the little details that count. Combining small and large curls within one style will create a double dose of texture that is sure to turn heads.
#20: Blonde and Black
Wedge hairstyles come in many variations, but this is probably the most traditional version, very similar to the bowl cut. Because of the circular cut around the top, this is best for women with thin, angular faces who are looking to add some softness.
A wedge haircut is fun and fashionable because it gives you the ability to achieve a lot of volume in a way that is still flattering for many different face shapes. Whether you want to wear your hair stick straight or with flat textured curls, this is a style that will always seem cutting edge no matter how long it has been around.