Curved Graduation

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Curved graduation evolved in the 1970s when long hair was in fashion. During the period, the ‘look’ changed from geometric styles to very rough, layered cuts. You can see this clearly in some of the old TV series such as Charlie’s Angels and Starsky and Hutch.


In the 1980s, hair got messier and more unruly, and the shag or coupe-savage was born. The cut was still long but there were a lot more layers and a very different finish.


The modern interpretation of curved graduation gives us a more feminine look. The cut is much more choppy and uses heavy layers. It is a versatile cut and very useful for creating today’s popular straight shapes.


Take a look at pop bands like Atomic Kitten and Sugar Babes and you’ll see all the members are wearing this long, layered, graduated look.