- Long, heavy hair can pull down the face and detract attention from, rather than flatter, your best facial features. If going for the chop seems too drastic, you can make your long locks work with you. Ask your stylist to cut some face-framing layers into your hair; this softens your face and focuses attention on you rather than your hair. Alternatively, having the ends of your hair blunt-cut creates volume to fine, flat hair. Go from flat to fabulous with hot rollers, which give glamorous curls in an instant. Long layers cut throughout your hair will remove weight and pump up the style factor.
- The bob hasn’t gone out of fashion since actress Louise Brooks made it famous in the 1920s. There are so many variations on the classic bob, you’re sure to find one that works for you and your hair. An inverted bob is a good option because the hair at the back of your head is shorter than the front. This takes weight off instantly but still lets you experiment with layers and bangs that suit your face. Try wearing your bangs to the side if you have a round face or wear the bob in a side parting if your face is square-shaped. The choppy bob, which takes the classic bob and adds textured edginess, is contemporary and versatile. Opt for a tousled look with lots of short layers or embrace smooth sophistication with a twist by going for a more structured cut, with long layers and shattered ends.
- The flip gives flat, heavy hair an instant lift, although it’s best to have your hair cut chin-length, because longer flips tend to flop, which isn’t good if you have this type of hair. Use a vent brush while blow-drying to create a soft flip, and styling gel for added definition. You can also get the look with a curling iron; place the ends of your hair in the curling iron, flick up and hold for a few seconds.
- A successful haircut is one that works with your hair’s texture and suits the shape of your face. Adding height at the root and framing your face with textured feathering or layers takes weight off your hair and flatters a round face shape. A long fringe shortens a long face and you can create texture with curls. If you are fortunate enough to have an oval-shaped face, you can pull off short crops and pixie cuts that will transform your hair from flat and heavy to light and youthful. A side fringe works on a heart-shaped face and takes the top-heavy look off your hair. Soft, textured cuts give flat hair style and definition and add softness to a square-shaped face..