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3 tips to nail this winter’s hottest haircut

She may only be 17, but Kaia Gerber has established herself as an absolute style icon, with the world waiting with bated breath to see what she does next in terms of fashion and beauty. Her latest chop sent her Instagram followers into a frenzy (us included!) and has only upped her cool factor; her long, brunette locks were cut into a short bob with lots of layers and movement, and we think it’s a hairstyle that’s equal parts practical and pretty. In fact, we’re predicting this will be winter’s hottest haircut, so we asked hairstylist Anthony Nader from RAW Salon for his expert advice on achieving the look, including what to ask for at the hairdressers and the products you need to maintain the style.


Ask for layers

First things first, to get Kaia’s look, make sure you ask for the right kind of cut. “This haircut [has] more of a ‘downtown cool girl’ edge, so make sure your ends are cut ‘feathery’ instead of blunt,” explains Nader. “This ‘boyish’ bob will work a treat on hair that’s medium to thick, along with hair that has a slight wave, as this will lend itself to the fullness that your bob deserves.” Our best advice is to show your hairdresser this exact photo to avoid any confusion.


Get a regular trim

Something to keep in mind with this cool, wintery hairstyle is that it requires maintenance to ensure that your ‘do holds its shape (read: regular visits to the salon). “You should get your ends sharpened every seven to eight weeks, tops, or if you have fine hair, see your stylist every five to six weeks to maintain the volume,” suggests Nader.


Don’t overdo it with styling products

This look is meant to look really laidback, like you’ve hardly put in any effort at all. “It’s not a haircut that needs hours of primping and curling, otherwise you’ll lose the coolness of what your new winter haircut stands for,” says Nader. “Create texture by spritzing some sea salt spray, such as Sydney Salon Supplies SSS Sea Salt Texture Spray, into damp hair, then work the heat of the hairdryer through and focus on the roots to lift the area. Or, if you want to add a little more bend and texture, give your mid-lengths a quick, light kiss with a medium-sized hot tong.”



Last week we took our hair inspiration from a seven-year-old (thank you Harper Beckham). This week, it’s a 16-year-old.

Kaia Gerber – arguably the most in-demand teenager in the world – knows how to wear her hair. Or at least Jen Atkin knows how to style it.

Attending the launch party of her new collaboration with Revolve and Karl Lagerfeld in Los Angeles, Gerber served up a very millennial take on ’90s dressing. Reconstructed power suit – cropped at the waist and abbreviated at the hem – she accompanied her new line with minimal makeup and an effortless bun with ‘bits’.

Reminiscent of ’90s hair and the infamous “slut strips”, the playfully mussed up ‘do with those strategic tuffs of hair around the face have been a regular fixture on the celebrity hair circuit. Recently, Kendall Jenner paraded a chignon with well-placed bits at the CDFA Fashion Awards. Fellow celeb progeny, Bella Hadid is also a fan, as too sister Gigi. And Hailey loves a little bit.

But, whilst the carefree bit ‘n’ bun combo may come off all I-woke-up-like-this, there is a strategy behind the seemingly lo-fi look. “The easiest, most foolproof way to get those loose bits dancing around your face freely is using your thumb and index finger, and piece out where you want the bits to escape,” says Anthony Nader. “This is a nice controlled and calculated way to frame the face and looks ever so editorial at the same time.” So strategically pull your tendrils out first, then pull it back. If you do the reverse, hair looks ravaged as opposed to irreverent.

Make it modern and keep the body glitter on ice. Straggly, solo strands have never looked so good.