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Depending upon your hair type and cut, an asymmetrical haircut gives your hair angles, movement and volume. Once you have this on-trend haircut, you can highlight its asymmetry by using cutting tools, styling products and accessories. Mix up a cocktail of hair concoctions to make your 'do gleam, glow or grow. Keep your asymmetrical cut looking stylish by trimming away damaged ends and any fuzzed-out sections every month or so.
Make It Choppy
An asymmetrical 'do may look too manicured for your tastes. If you have straight or slightly wavy hair, you can rough up the look by using a razor to chop the very ends. You can attack just the strands around your forehead and face to give off a rock 'n' roll vibe -- or dive in to full shag mode by chopping all your ends at different lengths. Women with coarse, curly or corkscrew hair should skip the razor, as it weakens the hair follicle, causing breakage that leads to split ends and frizzing.
Pump Up the Volume
Channel the '80s with a new wave asymmetrical hairstyle. Take the longer section of your uneven hairstyle and emphasize its volume by massaging mousse through it from roots to ends. Create more contrast by slicking down the shorter segment with styling gel and using bobby pins to hold it flat against your head.
Bang Up Style
There's no need to stick with even, flat bangs when you have an asymmetrical hairstyle. Take a razor to them for a stylish hack job, or go more glam with a trim that has them angling down to one side. If you have long hair -- at least on one side -- you can create a quick side bang swoop. Part your longer side deeply and sweep it to the opposite side of your head. Keep it high over your forehead for a sophisticated look, or get funky and push your side bangs low so they nearly cover one eye.
Accessorize Your Style
Highlight your haircut's asymmetry with a unique color job. Leave the longer segment darker or natural and dye the shorter section platinum blonde or punked-out fuchsia. Add random long strands to your short layer by clipping in hair extensions or a fake ponytail. Decorate your side-swept bangs with tiger stripes or cheetah spots, painted with temporary dye. If you wear your shortest layer in waves or spikes, just dip the tips in a deep purple or blue dye.