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From the Editor's Inbox: I Adore Your New Haircut — Tell Me Everything?

"I adore your new haircut, I'm sort of cyber-stalking it! You've similar texture and thickness to me, so I think a similar style could work. Could you talk me through how to describe [the cut] to a hairdresser, and how you go about styling it different ways and the products you love to use? It's always looking great. Thanks in advance and go the hair!" — Julie

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Dear Julie,
That is so sweet of you to say, thank you. I have very fine hair and as much as I like it long, it just does nothing for me. I took Phoebe Tonkin's new haircut as inspiration to my hairdresser — Emily at Original A in Paddington. She cut it with a middle part so that when I flick it to the side, I have a bit of depth on the high side. I wear a very deep side part because that's the only way I can achieve volume! I also love that dishevelled look.

I told her I didn’t want layers but I wanted it to look thick, so she cut some superficial layers around the bottom to give it that choppy look, without taking away from my actual hair. I use O&M Fine Intellect Shampoo and Conditioner ($29.95 each), but I'm very light with the conditioner. Some days I don’t condition at all (naughty). While that isn't great for my hair, it makes it a little more messy and undone.

I rough dry after washing, spray in Evo Salty Dog Beach Cocktail Spray ($26.95) or O&M Surf Bomb Sea Salt Spray, and then rough dry again. If I'm feeling adventurous, I'll throw a few loose curls around the top using the Cloud Nine The Wand ($270), wait for them to cool, then finger through to make it look messy. Then spray all over with hairspray. L'Oréal Paris Elnett Satin is good — not too heavy or stiff. I'm also partial to styling dust for added grit and dishevelled sexiness, like L'Oréal Professionnel Paris Texture Dust.

I hope I've helped and I hope you go for the chop! Short hair is much sexier, I say. — Alison, POPSUGAR health and beauty editor