The look we wore in the 90s and early 2000s is back - under new (and more natural) omens.
If there is one thing we can say about the trends we are slowly salvaging from the memory box of the 90s and early 2000s, it is that we gave them a more subtle and timeless twist in the new 20s. Everything that used to seem like sheer exaggeration is now making a strong comeback but in an updated way. It is expressed in trends that are easier to wear and are associated with an expression of naturalness. And that is exactly what happens with the graduated haircut. It's making a comeback among the most sought-after hairstyle options after long straight or minimally parted haircuts were the most sought after. But like I said, the layers are back, but not the same "Rachel" style that Jennifer Aniston popularized in the early years of "Friends". Eduardo Sánchez, manager of the Maison Eduardo Sánchez salon in Madrid, is helping us to prepare the version 2.0 user manual.
"Although fuller cuts are still prevalent, more and more women dare to wear layers, although they have nothing to do with the layers of the 90s that we all think of," confirms the specialist about the development of the trend. As he explains, they are now "much more subtle and softer to give the hair a very natural look. Even the mullets sneaking into the trends this season and next are a long way from this groundbreaking look and are finding theirs." Place in a much softer proposal, "he says of this other haircut that has become so famous with many celebrities lately and that finds its more relaxed alternative in the Wolf Cut.
So, according to Eduardo Sánchez, the most popular frizzy haircuts of the moment start with straight bases and then "layers with graduated contours and fringes or long frizzy hair. Layers start in the middle and bottom of the hair and in the front for added movement but with a lot of sensitivity".
Correctly styling a tiered cut is actually easy. The good news is that layering can fit all facial contours because "it can be adapted to all face types. The important thing is to know where to create volume and movement in order to achieve a cut that harmonizes the features rather than them to emphasize". As an example, the specialist cites the case of round faces, for which he advises "creating volume at the crown of the head in order to lengthen the face". Needless to say, cutting your hair yourself is usually not a good idea, but trusting experts is more important than ever to avoid potential - and likely - disasters when it comes to layering.
As Eduardo Sánchez emphasizes, the most important thing - yes, more important than the shape of the face - for a layered cut to look good is to adapt it to the texture and thickness of the hair: "You have to care for the hair accordingly because correct layering can give the hairstyle a more natural look This is especially true for fine hair that is not very thick. You need to be more careful about the texture and thickness of your hair as layers can make your hair look bad, so you need to know how to work them very well in order to remove volume when the hair requires it, or to create movement and volume. And with very curly hair, you have to be extra careful and work it very well, otherwise, you will get unwanted volume. "
For those who don't like to think about styling their hair every day, we have more good news: "The ideal is to work on a good cut that doesn't require daily hair work or blow-drying so that the layers are the best possible to look like." Hence, it's a look that requires minimal maintenance or styling time. In fact, Eduardo Sánchez confirms that when it comes to hairstyles, loose hair is the best way as it enhances all movement. And as the final argument in favor of this trend, we said even back then that it was one of the best options for allowing hair to air dry. And that's always a plus.