Wellness Hair Care The Collarbone-Length Haircut (Or ‘Clavicut’) You Need To Try Here's the chic style to ask for during your next trip to the salon. By Christina Oehler Christina Oehler Christina is a New York City-based writer and commerce editor. She has worked at various publications including InStyle, Shape, Verywell Health, and Health. She also has a RYT-200 certification. health's editorial guidelines Updated on May 15, 2023 Medically reviewed by William Truswell, MD Medically reviewed by William Truswell, MD William Truswell, MD, FACS, operates his own cosmetic and reconstructive facial surgery practice. Dr. Truswell was the first in his area in Western Massachusetts to have an accredited private office surgical suite. learn more Share this page on Facebook Share this page on Twitter Share this page on Pinterest Email this page From the flipped bob to the classic mullet (thank you, Miley), there is no shortage of chic looks to steal from the stars. But there's one cut that stands out above the rest: the clavicut. Sound familiar? You've definitely seen it before. Hailey Bieber, Selena Gomez, and Taylor Swift are just a few of the A-listers who are rocking this chic 'do. So what exactly is a clavicut? Health spoke to Edward Tricomi of Warren Tricomi Salons to get the details. Alex Sandoval Neilson Barnard/Getty Images The Top 10 Hair Trends for 2022, According to Expert Stylists What Is the Clavicut? "The clavicut is a blunt haircut at the collarbone, straight around—not shorter in the back or longer—it is the same length all over," said Tricomi. This cut is a little bit longer than a bob, with enough length to still wear your hair in a ponytail. "Basically, the hair kisses the top of the collarbone—also known as the clavicle, thus the name 'clavicut,'" said Tricomi. "It is becoming popular because it is an elegant line—it is clean and simple. That simplicity, that's what makes it beautiful. It can also be edgy and sophisticated all at the same time." This classy look isn't too short or too long—it's the perfect length for people who are looking for a low-maintenance style for their hair. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images How to Style the Clavicut One of the best features of the clavicut is its versatility, said Tricomi. "You can wear it blunt, straight, and clean, which requires little product," said Tricomi. "You can also take a curling iron and wave it for a more beach boho chic vibe. For a more drastic, edgy look, you can make a deep side part or a blunt middle part, too." Applying heat to your hair may cause damage if done excessively or incorrectly. If you want to protect your hair when you style it, use these tips: Use the lowest heat settingLet your hair air dry when you canLimit the time the iron or straightener touches your hairTry to only use these products once a week or less The haircut may look slightly different on wavy, curly, and straight hair but overall, the look is so versatile that it would look great with any hair type or face shape. "It really can go with a lot of different faces," said Tricomi. "Almost all face shapes are the perfect candidate for this hairstyle." How To Donate Your Hair to People with Hair Loss How to Make the Clavicut Your Own The clavicut is a pretty straightforward hairstyle, so if you want to spice it up a little to make the hairstyle feel more like your own, there are a few things you can try. Bangs can add an exciting element to the clavicut look. There are many different styles of bangs—curtain bangs, side-swept bangs, and baby bangs are only a few of the options. Figure out what style of bangs would suit you best and add it to the clavicut hairstyle. You can also add a pop of color. Color your hair through highlights, lowlights, or balayage. A little bit of color can make all the difference in creating your unique clavicut look. What to Ask For at the Salon The term "clavicut" may not be well-known at all salons. If you want to request this haircut style, Tricomi said to make sure to ask for a "precision cut with the same length all over"—just in case your stylist is unfamiliar with the term "clavicut." If you want to show your hairstylist pictures for reference, here are some celebrities who have gotten the clavicut: Kristen Bell Jennifer Lopez Kim Kardashian Selena Gomez Taylor Swift Hailey Bieber To maintain this haircut, you should try to get it trimmed every four to seven weeks, although you may be able to stretch it out a little longer since this style is a short to medium length. Similar Hairstyles to Try Instead Even though the clavicut can be a flattering hairstyle on anyone, it may not be exactly what you're looking for. Luckily, there are hairstyles that are similar to the clavicut. The Bob Haircut If you are looking for something shorter than the clavicut, the bob is the perfect hairstyle for you. The clavicut is similar to the bob haircut—the hair is cut straight across, all in the same length. The difference is that the bob hairstyle is cut around the jaw level, whereas the clavicut is cut around the clavicle level. The Lob Haircut If the bob is too short for what you're looking for, and the clavicut is too long—the lob, or long bob, haircut is the perfect in-between. This haircut is cut straight across (similar to the clavicut and bob) but it is at shoulder length—in between the jaw and the clavicle. A Layered Cut If you aren't a fan of the straight-across cut of the bob, lob, or clavicut, you can ask for the length of these hairstyles but with added layers. Layers create a look of density and fullness and can be beneficial for people who are looking to add more volume to their hair. A Quick Review The clavicut is a popular hairstyle amongst celebrities—and it's an easy one for your to try out, too. This hairstyle is slightly longer than a bob and is cut at one length all across for a crisp, clean look. The hairstyle is low maintenance and is still long enough to be styled in different ways. Was this page helpful? Thanks for your feedback! Tell us why! Other Submit 1 Source Health.com uses only high-quality sources, including peer-reviewed studies, to support the facts within our articles. Read our editorial process to learn more about how we fact-check and keep our content accurate, reliable, and trustworthy. 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