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Celebrity stylist Charles Baker Strahan has styled the likes of Molly Sims and Leighton Meester. And now, working in conjunction with the Herbal Essences brand, he's sharing hair tips for the warm months ahead. Over the next few days, I'll be bringing you a few of his expert tidbits, but first, let's get to the long and short of it.

According to Strahan, the length that feels the chicest and most current right now is a mid-shoulder-blade cut with long, face-framing layers that start below the chin. "It’s the healthy haircut from the long tresses that may have been taxed from over styling and growing out," he said. "This length, look, and shape is fabulous for the modern girl because waves and curls still drop below the shoulder as opposed to 'lamp shading' at the shoulder."

But if you're worried about sacrificing length, don't. According to Strahan, the blunt base of this hairstyle carries with it a line that still looks long, but polished.


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ChristinaM09 ChristinaM09 8 years
For those ladies who are looking for a cutting edge style check these styles out!
ChristinaM09 ChristinaM09 8 years
Chic in who's opinion? give me a break! this is a very atypical mundane look. nothing chic about it. now something like this is chic right now:
Kellness Kellness 8 years
This is my perfect length, any longer and it takes too long to style
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
Wouldn't work on my curly-ish hair. I need layers or it gets weird.
sidra5397 sidra5397 8 years
Looking forward to it, Bella. I like keeping track of hair trends. I don't follow most of them and pretty much stick to what works for me but they are a good guide to see what modern tweaking my style needs.
polkadots567 polkadots567 8 years
i just got my haircutthis length! no way no way!
emalove emalove 8 years
I'm with Poissondujour.
jlynn818 jlynn818 8 years
I'm interested in hair trends but only follow them if they suit me/not too different from what I already have haha. My hair's an inch or two longer than this "chic length" and I'm getting a trim soon anyway, so why not follow this a little bit?
sonya-ina sonya-ina 8 years
I'm growing my hair out, and my hair is about that long right now, but it desperately needs to be trimmed!
kulikuli kulikuli 8 years
That cut would not look good on everyone. Besides, i'm not sacrificing my length even for that style. My hair goes down to my lower back, it's long, black, and suits me very very well, short hair, not so much. So thanks for the opinion Mr. Strahan, but i think i got it under control. P.S. Trends are one of my pet peeves, do what's right for you!
La-Tua-Cantante La-Tua-Cantante 8 years
I also don't like when there's one "it" style. The same style isn't going to look good on everyone! I've been trying to grow my hair out but it grows so slow, and besides, I'm having trouble parting with the bob I love so much.
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
I agree, poissondujour..
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
My hair is suuuper long right now. I dont see myself cutting it at all. Im too scared!
poissondujour poissondujour 8 years
Seriously? There are seasonally chic hair lengths? How about going with what suits you?
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
That's kinda what I have already, only a little longer.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Getting it there, grow hair grow!
knowsbest knowsbest 8 years
yeah, i need to see pics of this supposedly great hairstyle!
mondaymoos mondaymoos 8 years
I just wish I had the patience to grow it past my shoulders!
c-a-t-h c-a-t-h 8 years
ohkate ohkate 8 years
I look ridiculous with any hair length past the chin ):
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