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People tend to refresh their style at the start of a transitional season like spring or fall, but winter is actually a great time for a new cut. For starters, the lower temps and drier air make frizz less of an issue. It’s also a good time to snip off any split ends and get your strands in tip-top shape for the year ahead. Here, six cuts to try now.

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A Long Pixie

It may sound counterintuitive, but freeing your neck of hair during the winter is actually a smart move because you can now wear all those turtlenecks and scarves without having your strands stick to the back of your neck.

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A Layered Lob With Bangs

Growing out your lob? (Um, join the club.) Ease the awkward in-between stage with a few face-framing layers and feathered fringe. Just like that, you’ve got a whole new look without losing a single inch of precious length.

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Curtain Bangs (on Any Length)

Long, curtain-style bangs that open up in the middle of your forehead work on any hair length or texture. Plus, they instantly upgrade any updo—whether it’s a sleek ponytail or a tousled chignon. ’Tis the season of holiday parties and family gatherings, after all.

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Long with Blunt Ends

Choppy layers are great for the summer when you’re rocking beach waves. Straighter styles (that are much easier to achieve during the winter) look better with clean, even ends throughout. Just ask your stylist to snip into them so they don’t look too heavy.

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Short with Blunt Ends

The same goes for shorter styles. Keep the ends clean-cut for a super-chic look with minimal effort. Plus, if you’ve been toying with the idea of cutting your hair short, winter is a good time to go for it because you won’t have to worry so much about things puffing up in the heat.

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Asymmetrical Bob with Bangs

Better yet, why not redo the whole shebang with a cropped ’do and a full set of fringe? It’ll be a brand-new look all around—especially if you add a dash of red lipstick like Rashida here.

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