Call The Salon—The 'Concave Cut' Is About To Become Summer's Most-Requested Haircut


I’m just about to cut my hair, but if I’m honest, I’m in need of a little inspiration ahead of my salon appointment. I’ve always had very long hair. As much as I love a chic bob hairstyle on someone else, short hair is just not for me. Hair trends may come and go, but I’m particularly loyal to my lengths, thank you very much. Thinking about it, I have never ventured shorter than shoulder length. This does mean I can easily get bored of my long hairstyle, though, which is why after digging for some haircut inspo, I found that Google searches for the ‘concave haircut’ are skyrocketing right now, and it has pique my attention as the haircut that’s so stylish on long and mid-length hair.

What Is The Concave Haircut?

The concave haircut features graduating face-framing layers that create an inwardly rounded silhouette. Think shorter layers up top that graduate into longer layers towards the bottom lengths of your hair. It’s similar to that of the C-cut hairstyle with those flicky layers that frame the face and add shape and movement through the lengths.

It looks particularly great on mid-length hair and longer hair lengths. And thanks to those face-framing layers, it take the heaviness out of the hair to give your lengths more movement and shape, even if you’re just air-drying. But it gives you endless styling options, whether you style it straight and sleek or use a hot brush for bouncy lengths. The added body makes hair look really healthy and bouncy. And on curly hair textures, the graduating layers allow for curl definition add adding volume and a defined silhouette to your hair.

Ready to go for the concave cut? Scroll ahead for all the inspiration you could need.

Concave Haircut Ideas

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Laura Harrier was clearly ahead of the curve when she stepped out with this haircut a little while ago.

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Daisy Edgar-Jones wears the concave haircut with some subtle layers and a fringe—so chic.

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The concave layers in EmRata’s cut frame her face beautifully.

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The graduating layers in Simone Ahsley’s hair give her curls a beautiful silhouette, creating a halo effect.

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(Image credit: @champagnemani)

Concave layers work great on braids to give a face-framing shape.