It was only a matter of time before a new hybrid cut made its way into the limelight. We’ve already seen the soft wolf cut rocked by Jlo and the latest buzz about the jellyfish bob Kerry Washington has been spotted wearing. While we’re all about these cuts, the style du jour that we’re going crazy for is the evolution of “ The Brachel.”

What is “The Brachel”?

The Brachel is a hybrid cut that blends Brigitte Bardot bangs with the infamous “Rachel” cut, making it a modern mashup of the two.

The cut comprises classic 90s layers to add definition and movement, plus a stunning face frame that captures that Bardot essence. The classic look usually hits around the shoulders, give or take a few inches and relies on center parted curtain bangs to finish the look.

The sultry nature of the 60s-inspired Bardot Bang is a natural addition to “The Rachel.” It adds a new texture element to create a style similar to what we love most about the butterfly cut — airy volume and effortless layers.

The finish is setting off midi flick vibes Nancy Meyers herself would be proud of.

What we love about this look:

Instead of solely relying on styling, the trend has been to create movement in the hair with cutting techniques. This cut is the perfect example of that. The Brachel adds interest around the face with layers upon layers that act as built-in style. Whether wearing the cut blow-dried with volume or capitalizing on natural texture, the look creates endless details that add flair to the finish.

How to style “The Brachel”


While we love pairing this look with natural texture, a blow-dry can be used to get the classic finish.

  • Prep hair by washing with a volumizing shampoo and conditioner
  • Work mousse into the roots of damp hair and add a layer of heat protectant
  • Working in sections, use a small to medium round brush to add volume and slight curl while smoothing each section.
  • To finish, spray a texturizing hairspray throughout to add hold and create texture.

Shop The Look:

Redken Volume Injection Shampoo and Conditioner


Wella Professionals EIMI Extra Volume Hair Mousse

Wella Professionals Thermal Image


Redken Spray Wax Invisible Texture Hairspray


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