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Siren Salon's Tips on Getting the J-Law Haircut

 Photo: Courtesy of Chris Yoshimura
Photo: Courtesy of Chris Yoshimura

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As you probably know by now (unless you don't read a steady stream of constant celebrity gossip; in which case, you're really missing out) Jennifer Lawrence has chopped off her long blond locks to reveal a rather winsome pixie cut. Jennifer Aniston has also gone short, and debuted a new bob style this week. Interested in following the Jennifers' path to the salon chair? First, know your options.

We spoke to Siren Salon owner Chris Yoshimura, who advised us on which face shape works with each style—the bob and the pixie—and suggested some products for premium shorthair maintenance.

"Jennifer Aniston's is a classic cut that can be customized to suit any face shape," Yoshimura said. "Those with fuller faces should keep the length a bit longer, below the chin rather than right at the jawline." The style works for hair of almost any texture, too, she said, but "those with extremely curly or coarse frizzy hair should be ready to commit to a rigorous blow dry and flat iron session."

Photo: via Neiman Marcus
To get the look at home, Yoshimura recommends applying Oribe's Surfcomber Mousse on damp hair, "followed by a liberal misting of Oribe's Après Beach for shine and separation."

As for the other Jen, "Jennifer Lawrence's modified pixie cut is much more forgiving to a variety of face shapes thanks to her longer fringe," says Yoshimura. "Women with an oval face and more delicate features can opt for a classic pixie, with a shorter more choppy fringe."

Photo: via Kerastase
The cut is perfect for finer-textured hair, she adds, and is easy to style. "A little pomade worked through, and out the door," she says. "I'd recommend Fiber Groom by Oribe, or Short Mania from Kerastase's Couture Styling line."

Salon staffers can perform the cuts for $25 to $85 (depending on the stylist) and all the aforementioned products are available at the salon.

· Siren Salon [Official Site]

Siren Salon

3143 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL