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Layered Hair Styles – For a More Sophisticated Look!

Posted by Cool Long Hair Styles on July 28, 2009

Layered hair styles are versatile, trendy, and sophisticated. Whether you have long or short hair, bobs or shoulder tresses, layers can work for a vast majority of people and on many hairstyles. The reason for its versatility is based on the fact that layers can be customized to mesh well with a person’s hairstyle and shape of face.

Perfect Long Hair StylesApart from its versatility, layers have many other advantages. For instance, adding layers can modernize an old style without too drastic of a change, and layers can be both flirty and elegant, making them appropriate for any age. What’s more is that different layers can add natural volume to hair your hair without the use of chemicals and layers can also help hair that is damaged by split ends since layering requires cutting these split and broken ends off. This gives hair a more polished appearance. Creating layers can lighten very thick, heavy hair, allowing its natural waves to appear in medium and long styles and layering can be of particular advantage for those who suffer from migraine headaches since layering can give some relief with the lighter styles it creates.

But while layered hair can work well with most types of hair and hairstyles, there are some drawbacks that you may want to evaluate before layering your hair. Firstly, very curly hair does not layer well, because the shorter layers tend to curl too much and this disrupts the layered look creating a scruffy appearance. Secondly, folks who like to change their styles frequently may not want to have their hair layered as it can take quite a while to grow out them out, depending on how fast your hair grows and how short your layers are.

The best way to grow out layers is to keep the bottom layer at an unchanging length, allowing the upper layers time to catch up with it. But it can get very boring and tedious and many people get frustrated by the wait and work. Also, if layers are done in such a way as to enhance the shape of your face it can make your features stand out too starkly. And while layers can be cut in many different lengths, the best range for layers is to keep them below the earlobe on long hair and below the eye on short hair, otherwise they may look out of control.

Overall, layered hair works for most people. It adds shape, volume, texture and structure to hair, but as with any hairstyle, it’s probably wiser if you sought some professional assistance before deciding to layer your hair.


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A General Review About Hair Styles

Posted by Cool Long Hair Styles on July 25, 2009

The hair style is a very important part of one’s personal grooming. The way you wear your hair greatly affects the appearance of your features. In fact, your personal style is a great factor in the choice of your hairstyle as the right hairstyle projects your best qualities.

Medium Long Hair StylesThere are different hair styles for different types of hair; long styles and layered hair styles for long hair, short hair styles for short hair, and hair styles to suit occasions like weddings and proms.

Those with black hair need not fret as there are now hair styles for those with black hair too. Men too are not far behind in the world of hair styles with there being quite a great variety of men’s hair styles! Long style basically works out well for all types of hair- straight or curly, but looks at its best if the locks are maintained a medium-texture or is thick.

Those with fine hair or a long and narrow face should avoid long styles. Short hairstyles suits all face shapes; but if you have curly hair, it’s better to opt for a longer style as a short cut looks puffy.

Having a fringe influences the appearance of your forehead with its length. Short fringes make your forehead look broader while a long one makes your forehead look shorter and wider. Wearing a parting straight down the center tends to add width to the forehead. Pulling back your hair highlights your jaw line and thins and elongates your neck.

Whatever the hair style, there is always one hairstyle that fits a person depending on the person’s hair type, hair texture and facial features. So go on down to the beauty parlor right now, and find out which hairstyle fits you the best!

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Hairstyles For Plus Size Women

Posted by Cool Long Hair Styles on June 29, 2009

Which hairstyle is best for plus size women? Believe it or not, many plus size women ask this question. Are things really that different when it comes to hairstyles for plus size women? Well, yes and no.

Long Bob Hair StylesLet’s first take a look at what is common for hairstyle selection between plus size women and women in general.

A hairstyle should complement the shape of your face. Though everyone’s face is basically oval, there are many deviations to the dimensions of the face that make it tend away from a purely oval shape. Below are the basic facial shapes and hairstyles that complement them.

Pear — this facial shape has a wide chin and a narrow forehead. A hairstyle that widens the forehead while taking attention away from the chin is desirable. Hair should be fuller on top and swept away from the face to create the illusion of a fuller forehead. Avoid styles that are wider at the chin to soften a square jaw line.

Square — a square brow and angular jaw line are the features of the square facial shape. Hair swept onto the face and covering the brow will soften sharp angles. Shorter lengths that extend just below the chin will further help to soften a square jaw.

Oval — like the hourglass plus size body shape, an oval face works well with just about any style. Hair pulled back or worn up shows off an oval face the most. Long styles or shorter hair with some curls will also look flattering on an oval face.

Round — the widest part of a round face is at the cheeks. Your goal should be to lengthen both the upper and lower portions of your face. Build some height on the top of your head while avoiding shorter, slicked back styles.

Heart Shaped –- this is a triangular facial shape, wider at the forehead with a narrow chin. Wear styles that widen your chin such as layered styles angled toward your face. Shorter lengths to the middle of your neck work best.

Plus size women with long hair look particularly elegant with their hair pinned up. This works extremely well for formal occasions when wearing a gown or evening dress. In general, shorter plus size women may want to consider shorter hairstyles to balance their torsos against their legs. A silk scarf or headband tied across the forehead and under the back of the hair can add an accent point to plus size hairstyles.

In the end, it comes down to complementing your natural features and expressing your individual style and personality with your clothing, accessories, and choice of a plus size hairstyle.

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