Aggy's peroxide crop proves to be a trendsetter

Stylists herald mussed up crop as the new Rachel

Agyness Deyn's trademark crop is proving to be the hit of the summer, with hairdressers receiving dozens of requests for the 'do every day. And it's no surprise. This is a stunningly simple cut with more versatility than even long hair, according to Lino Carbosiero at Daniel Galvin.

Originally cut into a gamine crop for a shoot in New York by super session stylist Sam McKnight, Aggy's hair has started to grow out beautifully – the sign of a truly great cut. Her layers are now long enough to wear smoothly slicked down - as she did recently for the Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards - or roughed up into a multi-textured look that's being copied by the likes of Pixie Geldof.

"The key to the look is the use of thinning scissors or a razor to chop through the ends, which removes weight from the hair and gives it texture," says Lino. "It also looks like there's been some chipping into the ends using the points of a scissors, which gives it a certain blunt, choppy feel and also helps hair lie flat without looking limp and lifeless when it's being styled down or forward."

Styling products are essential – you need something really thick rubbed through hair to help it stick up and stay there, with a smoothing crème for when it's being worn slicked down.

Try John Frieda Luxurious Volume Thickening Texture Paste, £5.49, and John Frieda Sheer Blondes Gleen Crème, £4.49.

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