The frame cut is the most flattering zoom hairstyle ever and makes your hair look incredible
Online meetings have become an integral part of our daily professional lives. The “frame cut” is the perfect hairstyle for this: it frames the face both in reality and in front of the camera and adds structure and volume.
From the ultra-textured butterfly haircut to the edgy bob: volume is always there. Now there’s a new look that joins the more-is-more movement: The “Frame Cut”, which, as the name suggests, frames the face while adding texture, volume and movement to the hair. What’s special about this hairstyle is that it’s perfect for Zoom meetings!
“I noticed that a lot of actresses’ hair was so long that they always had to sweep it away to get it all in the camera frame,” celebrity hairstylist Marc Mena, who invented the term, tells GLAMOUR of his inspiration for the cut.
Mena realised that the same dilemma would apply to non-actors’ hair on Zoom and Facetime calls. That’s why the “frame cut” is the new number one haircut trend of the moment. “People are zooming and facetiming more and more – it’s never going to stop,” Mena says. “This cut frames your face while you’re in the meeting so you can feel confident in front of the camera.”
These are the benefits of the “frame cut”
People are also tired of the monotony that super-long hair can bring. “When your hair is very long, it can be difficult to try trendy hairstyles,” says the celebrity stylist. “It can take a long time to style a ’90s Kourtney Kardashian-inspired hairstyle or the shoulder-length Cindy Crawford look. People are starting to wear shorter and shorter hair because it’s just more versatile.”
Many stars have also already realised the benefits of the “frame cut”: Khloé Kardashian, Zendaya, Kaia Gerber, Mindy Kaling and Zoey Deutch have all been spotted sporting variations of the cut in recent months. “It’s suitable for all ages and hair colours,” says Mena, noting that even though the length is hard to define, it’s a big advantage: it’s extremely adaptable and although it looks chic, it’s actually easy to style.
Here’s how to get the “frame cut” too
“Show your hairdresser a photo and tell them you want the fringes to reach the tip of your nose in the front,” recommends Mena. “Your hairdresser will then cut steps and blend everything around. What’s special about this haircut is that it’s heavily stepped in the front, so the fringe area is thicker.”
If this process looks familiar, it’s because it is: “The cut is almost like a shag, but we still have the length and fullness at the bottom,” says Mena, “the shag is a little thinner at the ends, while the frame cut maintains the thickness at the ends.”
Another advantage of the “frame cut”? Like other ultra-stepped cuts, it’s already more or less pre-styled: the shape is a statement, regardless of what you do with it. Still, the cut is practically made for a 90s blowout.
“Va-va-voom hair is back. The ’90s and ’60s, all that volume,” says the pro, recommending old-school hot rollers for that “bigger is better” aesthetic: “It’s very simple: blow-dry your hair out, straighten it, then take big sections, wrap them, and that’s it. But be sure to leave the rollers in until the hair has cooled down, only then will you get volume.”