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Yves Durif explains the genius behind the Best Haircuts for Fall on The Violet Files.
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featured cut:
THE MICK JAGGER SHAG

The style…
Think the Rolling Stones frontman in his heyday. “Wherever I go, I notice that if you look around, who has good haircuts? Most of the time it’s men!” says NYC-based stylist Yves Durif. Taking these long-locked guys as muses, he encourages an update on last year’s shag. Laurent Dufourg, a fellow Frenchman in New York, points to Coco Rocha’s version of the cut, with its heavy, heavy bangs. “It looks amazing,” he says. This isn’t a cut for those with fine hair, Durif warns—you need thick, relatively coarse hair to pull this one off.

What to ask for…
A textured shag cut with heavy bangs that get layered in. Durif emphasizes that this style is not all one length. “It is layers, cut forward,” he says. “The back is not really super short, not really long.”

Styling tips…
Texture, texture, texture. Use a little grooming cream or pomade on wet hair and blow-dry upside down, says Dufourg, before using a texture spray to add some grit. For curly hair, Durif recommends combing through Shu Uemura’s Kaze Wave (ideally with his comb) and letting tresses air-dry completely. Once dry, shake out hair for a controlled wave. “You know that look when you wash your hair and the next day, it looks fabulous?” asks Dufourg. “That’s what you need.”

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