2013 hair trend: The Karlie

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It's being hailed as 'The next Rachel' and 'The haircut of the year' - a pretty big call, given that we're less than a month in to 2013 - but there's no denying that supermodel Karlie Kloss' new haircut has people sitting up and taking notice.

Essentially, it's a one-length cut that sits above the shoulders, with a fringe (bangs) and some very light layering at the front. It's cute and versatile, with a bit of a hipster vibe to it, and you can expect to see a whole lot more of it in the months to come.

Karlie Kloss haircut 2013 hair trend
Karlie Kloss' haircut is turning heads in the world of style and beauty

"I love it," 20-year-old Kloss told fashionologie.com shortly after debuting her new 'do.

"I can't stop touching it. It makes me feel more daring," she said, adding that having a shorter haircut "actually takes the focus off your hair and puts the focus on you. I'm starting to realise that it's all about confidence."

Kloss is far from being the first famous woman to have such a cut; it's similar to the one worn by sixties icon Jane Birkin, and more recently, British fashion plate Alexa Chung. But Kloss has already declared this hairstyle her own, telling Into the Gloss, "It's The Karlie! I want women to someday go in to the hair salon and say, 'I want The Karlie.'"

The Karlie Kloss haircut Jane Birkin hairstyle

They could be sisters! English actress and singer Jane Birkin (left) rocked a similar hairstyle to Kloss in the late 1960s.

The beauty of this haircut is that it's low maintenance, that is, it doesn't need daily blow-drying, and it makes fine hair look much thicker. The creator of The Karlie, hairstylist Garren Defazio, says that this hairstyle is all about being natural and modern.

"I cut it to encourage natural wave," he told The New York Times earlier this week. "It's long enough so she can gel it back, and it's modern because it's airy and rumpled."

And it's not just a great cut on Kloss - Defazio predicts that his creation has the potential to be worn by women the world over.

"When Kate Moss cut her hair really short, everyone started cutting their hair," Defazio continued. "When somebody who is notable finds their look, it catches on and becomes a trend."

Karlie Kloss short haircut 2013

A highly versatile cut, this time styled with the fringe swept to the side.

As for Kloss, she's well and truly smitten with her shorter hairstyle and will no doubt be wearing it for a while to come.

"As a model, having the plain, stereotypical model hair, you're a blank canvas, which allows you to transform - to become a character - whereas when you have a hairstyle, you're individualized. And this cut, just by itself, is such a style. I love it; I feel like I'm changing... I don't know, I'm finding who I am," she told Into The Gloss.

"I think a woman's confidence is in her hair. It's true! When you change your hair, everything sort of changes. It affects the way you act, the way you dress... your hair is a very influential part of your style. And a woman with a great haircut can wear a paper bag and look amazing."