Byrdie: The Coolest Hairstyles of 2019—So Far

Anyone who's ever had that spine-tingling, impulsive urge to book a hair appointment and do something drastic with their locks knows the power of a transformative chop. It's almost sorcerous how snipping, razoring, and shaping your hair can alter your look entirely, if only until it grows back and the renewal process begins again. A cut is just as emotionally morphing as it is physically: A visit to the salon is therapy, not just for the chair-side chat with your stylist but also for the freeing sensibility as the inches fall beside you. As psychologist Vivian Diller, Ph.D., explains, "New hairstyles or color can be associated with making a fresh start, with new beginnings and optimism."