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The Crack at Asha SalonSpa in Chicago

Crack, For Your Hair

At Chicago's Asha SalonSpa, clients are going for a service known as "The Crack," in which a one-inch-wide and three-inch-high section right above the nape of the neck is shaved (sort of a stripe up the middle, from the neck up). Kathleen Bucci Bergeron, the salon's co-owner, explains: "We're an Aveda salon, and every year Aveda does something called Congress, where all the hairdressers see new trends. They shaved the four-inch section of hair, the concept being that it's very liberating to have this little thing that's almost like a tattoo, you can flaunt or not."

The idea of leaving some hair in the section and cutting it on an angle for a feathery look came from a stylist at Asha named Angela, who also thought to add color. "The coloring piece adds flair and becomes more user friendly because it's pretty instead of just radical," said Kathleen. "We have one or two people per location doing it, but next week we're training everyone. It hasn't been formally rolled out. We have five locations, so I think we're going to see it all over Chicago. Since you can hide it, you might start seeing it on soccer moms!" And they call it "shy town!"


Business in the front...

Party in the back!

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More photos of "The Crack" if you

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Business in the front...

Party in the back!

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Business in the front...

And from the side...

Pary in the back!

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All business...

Paaaaaaaarty!

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You get the picture. Front...

Back...

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Photos courtesy of Asha SalonSpa

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steffy08 steffy08 7 years
the fringe is cute ive been wanted to get hidden color but im not cutting anything. and can u seriously imagine a soccer mom with the bald strip. it looks like someone had an accident with a razor.
Antioxidant Antioxidant 7 years
Bahaha. I know someone who did this.
SoVerySassy SoVerySassy 7 years
Really? Not all that cute.
SoVerySassy SoVerySassy 7 years
Really? Not all that cute.
spacebear spacebear 7 years
who comes up with these "trends"????
doogirl doogirl 7 years
NO NO NO NO NO!!! It's not innovative, it's stupid!
vivaciousv1114 vivaciousv1114 7 years
I like the brunette that got that red section. But the others look really stupid.
hula hula 7 years
Yikes! That is fugly! The red streak looks cool with the hair pulled up...but the shaved "crack" is nast.
lizlee89 lizlee89 7 years
this is just awful...
lizlee89 lizlee89 7 years
this is just awful...
leanneluvsu leanneluvsu 7 years
Looks like someone was smoking crack when they came out with that one.
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 7 years
The shaved one is...omg...so unspeakably horrible. But the red one would be cool...I'd never do it though!
Anabellatc Anabellatc 7 years
I like the color streak...but like most people, i don't understand why anyone would want a completely shaved 'crack' in the back of their head...hmmm, i think i'll stick to the normal, boring haircut!
Special-K Special-K 7 years
Never ever would I ever!
Special-K Special-K 7 years
Never ever would I ever!
kiwitwist kiwitwist 7 years
That is awful and beyond stupid. Why would you do that?! :scared:
nyarce nyarce 7 years
cockatoo's ass!
nyarce nyarce 7 years
cockatoo's ass!
queenegg queenegg 7 years
With my super fine hair, this would be horrible. I would have no hair left because I need every stand on my head, but even if it wasn't like that, I would never do that. It just looks silly.
lilCROAT03 lilCROAT03 7 years
CHI TOWN fo lyfe
lilCROAT03 lilCROAT03 7 years
CHI TOWNfo lyfe
robercin robercin 7 years
In ten minutes from now this "trend" will go the way of the eyebrow piercing and tribal tattoo and those who chose to be "original" and "different" will be so glad they did... ((yawn)).
kayleigh83 kayleigh83 7 years
Urrggh... this is hideous!
kayleigh83 kayleigh83 7 years
Urrggh... this is hideous!
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