What cut do you deserve in full cut, layered cut, tapered cut, or straight bangs? Shelookbook reveals which cut will enhance your long hair depending on its nature and the shape of your face!
Having hair worthy of Rapunzel’s is the dream of many of us. Often, we wait years to achieve this result. As a reminder, hair grows an average of barely one centimeter per month (a figure that varies from person to person). But once you have reached an ideal length, you still have to find the right haircut to enhance this beautiful hair. That’s where shelookbook.com comes in, helping you find the cut that will best suit your hair type and flatter your face.
Note that hair is considered long once it reaches below the shoulders.
What haircut for long, thin hair?
The problem with long, fine hair is that it usually gives a flattened effect. And that, we don’t want.
To add volume, you have to degrade all of the hair but in a subtle way without removing too much thickness, otherwise, you will end up with even finer ends. So we degrade, yes, but preferably on the top of the head to leave the tips more charged in mass.
You can also afford bangs. But to sublimate your fine hair, it is better to start from above, to give more volume. If you have given in to a gradient, also be sure to choose a tapered fringe or a wick, “so as not to contrast with the slightly blurred side of the gradient”, advises Jean Louis David.
Do not hesitate to give them a little volume with suitable products.
long and thick hair?
Keep in mind that long, thick hair is more voluminous, but also more difficult to tame. Contrary to what you might think, you can’t do everything with this type of hair.
Unlike fine hair, long and thick hair can afford a more pronounced gradient, in order to remove the mass and therefore lighten the hair.
The must is to thin the hair by asking your hairdresser to degrade the hair especially below to lose thickness. But be careful, the hair must not be too degraded either, it’s all a question of balance so that they keep their pretty fall.
If you prefer a straight cut, it is advisable to avoid intermediate cuts. That is to say, the mid-length, which will require more styling.
Namely: the ideal bangs for thick hair are curtain bangs and tapered bangs.
long and curly/wavy hair?
Before finding the ideal cut for long, curly, and/or wavy hair, you must determine the nature of the curl to know how the spring of the hair is positioned. Only then will your hairstylist help you find the perfect cut for curly hair.
Overall, for long hair, it is better to choose a full and straight cut because if you opt for too pronounced a gradient, you risk ending up with a poodle effect that is not necessarily desired.
The alternative? Only lighten the locks around the face without touching the top of the head and degrade from the mid-lengths only so as not to look like Marie-Antoinette!
The advantage is that there is no prohibition concerning the bangs, you can do what you like.
Above all, take care of your curls and do not overlook hydration. Your hair needs it more than straight hair. Indeed, the sebum produced by the scalp has difficulty reaching the ends when the curls are very tight. This is why curly hair is often drier.
long straight hair?
With straight hair, which “falls”, the best idea is to degrade the whole hair and taper the contours of the face to highlight it.
To bring some character to your long and straight mane, you can also opt for a hairstyle with bangs or an asymmetrical lock.
long hair: adapt it to your face shape
Before letting your hair grow out, you have to ask yourself whether long hair will suit your face shape. Indeed, in some cases, it will be towards a short haircut that you will have to turn to, to highlight your features. If you still want to keep your lengths, here are our tips for different face shapes.
- Round face: opt for a layered cut to add volume to the top of the head. We keep the length at the neck, but we avoid adding volume on the sides. Also to be avoided, straight hair and part in the middle.
- Square face: we also choose a fairly degraded haircut, to sculpt the oval of the face and conceal the prominence of the jaw. Avoid straight cuts.
- Heart-shaped face: go for a mid-length cut with bangs or a lock, to hide the thickness of the forehead. We avoid keeping the lengths too stiff, we give them volume or we opt for a wavy.
- Long face (oval): we prefer a degraded cut, mid-length, with shorter locks on the front. Or, if you have thick hair, a tapered cut to lighten the material.
Long hair: trendy
If you want to follow the trends spotted during Fashion Week or on the heads of the stars, here are the two cuts that catch our eye this year.
- The Wolf Cut
The Wolf Cut has become a real phenomenon in 2022 and its success continues this year. We’ve seen her on many Fashion Week shows! Inspired by the shag cut and the mullet cut, it is suitable for all face types and all hair types. It stands out with its tapered bangs, its gradient, and the volume it brings to the hair. Among the celebrities, Debby Ryan and Billie Eilish have already given in!
The octopus hair or ” octopus haircut ” is not lacking in originality and is gaining in popularity! Last December, the Pinterest platform said it had seen an 89% increase in searches for this cut.
It is also inspired by the shag cut and the mullet but is differentiated by its very voluminous shape on the top and its tapered lengths, which give the impression of having been cut with a razor blade. It is especially ideal for hair that lacks volume.