Your hairstyle says a lot about you — the wrong one can send a less-than-ideal message. But how do you know which style really brings out your best features? There are so many things to consider: the shape of your face, the texture of your hair, and what kind of upkeep is required.
While it’s good to evaluate these factors before going under the scissors, there’s a secret that might just give you a jump start on looking your absolute best. And that secret is...
There’s a hairstyle that works for every woman, regardless of face shape or hair texture.
Which Hairstyle Is Guaranteed To Work For You?
Is it really possible that one hairstyle looks amazing on nearly every woman? According to Linda Wells, author of “Confessions of a Beauty Editor,” the answer is a resounding “yes!”
This universally flattering style? Shoulder-length cuts. Neither long nor short, shoulder-length hair works well for every face shape and hair texture. This is because long hair makes a long face shape appear longer, while short hair leaves a round face appearing rounder. Shoulder-length hair is a great alternative for both shapes.
Additionally, long hair often causes a petite woman to seem like a young teenager, and short styles have a mushroom effect on curly or thick hair. But shoulder-length styles look great on the majority of women, regardless of age, size, or texture.
What Makes Shoulder-Length Hair The Best?
It’s all about length. The key to gorgeous shoulder-length hair is to have it cut so that it just reaches the collarbone. Too long or too short often ruins the look and won’t grow out as well. As for styling, long layers that start below the chin work best, with ends texturized so as to avoid the appearance of bluntness.
The great thing about this length is that it looks amazing straight or wavy, with or without bangs, with a side or center part, and so on. You can blow dry it to straight perfection, let it air dry for a beachy look, or use a curling iron for a polished and sophisticated effect.
If you’re looking for a hairstyle that’s low-maintenance and is sure to make you look great, the shoulder-length style is for you. Even though it’s one of the hottest hairstyles among celebrities right now, upkeep is totally doable for the average Jane.
Grab our infographic to take a look at other hairstyles that work for your face shape, and then give The Salon by Lora Brown a call to update your look.
Lora Brown is a master stylist and the owner of The Salon by Lora Brown. She has worked in the salon industry for 30 years.