The half-shaved hairstyle has hit Columbus. Long locks lay on one side of the head and a buzz cut rocks out on the other. It requires the wearer to have a certain … je ne sais bugger-off.

The half-shaved hairstyle has hit Columbus. Long locks lay on one side of the head and a buzz cut rocks out on the other. It requires the wearer to have a certain … je ne sais bugger-off.

It also requires acceptance of the fact that growing it back out will be "miserable," especially if you have coarse, curly hair, said Lane Vanderhule, manager of Lucky 13 Salon.

"I'll have a weird patch," said Vanderhule, who has the cut, about the time it will take to grow the shaved part longer than an inch. "It's totally worth it, though. I love it. It gives me enough of an edge, and I cover it if I need to look a little more professional."

Depending on how much is razed, certain updos can cover the shaved part, and designs shaved into the trim can take the look to a whole new level of personalization.

Fine hair is optimal for the look when it comes time to grow the hair out, because it can smoothly transition to a pixie cut, but doing this half-sided shave on thick hair has its advantages.

"It has even more of a contrast if it's big and curly on the other side," Vanderhule said.

Depending on how it's styled, the look can be righteously punk or totally chic. (Or both. Google Brazilian fashion model Alice Dellal for inspiration.)

Chelsey Elliott, 25, (pictured above) described her self-administered cut's appeal in two words: "It's badass."

Photo by Will Shilling