Short and Long Layered Hairstyles
Adding layers to your hairstyle, whether it’s long or short, is a great way to add texture, shape and movement. You can use several criteria to determine whether your hair would look better with short or long layered hairstyles. The main thing to consider here is the shape and size of your face. If you have a long face, you may want to keep your layers shorter, to attract peoples’ eyes upward and to balance the look of your face. Layers of roughly chin length will add extra volume to this area, and minimize the long facial appearance. On the other hand, if your face is round, using long layered hairstyles will help to balance your look out.
If your hair has too much volume, you may want to use medium layered hairstyles to reduce it. These layers will help for breaking up your hair mass and giving it movement, adding more life to your hairstyle. Layers also work well if your hair is long or straight, since it will add more flow and movement, rather than leaving your long hair all one length. If you have a long layered hairstyle, make sure that your shortest hair layer isn’t of a length above your ear lobes.
Short layered hairstyles work especially well for people with curly hair. The layers will help your curls retain their natural body, and also give them a bounce. You can match a blunt fringe with a short layered hairstyle, as long as you make sure that the layers don’t lie above your eyes.
If you’re still trying to decide whether you will look best with a short or long layered hairstyle, remember that the layers you create can also add a sense of width to your face, wherever you need them. If your face is shaped like a heart – that is, narrow at chin level and wide at the temples – you can add layers of hair in the area beside your chin to add extra width to the area. If you have more of a square face, you’ll want to avoid blunt medium layered hairstyles around the chin area. Let some casual wisps fall in that area, and keep the main areas longer.
Layering hair can work for many people. All you need to do is figure out the best way to use layers to accent your facial shape.
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