From the step cut for thick hair to the optimal hairstyle for fine hair with bangs: Here you will find the most beautiful hairstyles for long hair - to match the hair structure...
Long hair also needs a good haircut, because wearing XL hair is not just about letting the hair grow - without going to the hairdresser - but also about choosing a flattering haircut that makes the most of the natural texture of your hair, to bring out the long mane. And that's even more important when you consider that long hair tends to lose its strength when it goes past your chest. In these cases, it is even more important to prioritize grooming so that the hair is healthy and strong and to have a good cut that is adapted to the nature of the hair. A haircut that, as Maria Baras, director of Cheska, says, doesn't cause us too much work. "A good haircut has to match the natural texture of the hair without the need to comb it excessively. A good haircut doesn't do any work," she says.
For very full, thick hair, María Baras recommends a layered haircut that manages to shed weight from the roots and give shape and movement to the lush, thick hair, which usually tends to fall back informally. Even for those who have two different textures in their hair (a little smoother at the top and more volume at the bottom), levels are a great way to combine both textures. The steps can be adjusted individually, both around the face and at the back of the head. Plus, the stylist explains, V-shaped hairstyles are making a comeback and are another great alternative for thick hair.
For fine, straight hair, Grabriel Llano, Artistic Director of Moncho Moreno, recommends wavy and voluminous cuts. "If you keep your hair straight and without a cut, your hair can look very thin very quickly," explains the stylist. Baras also recommends cutting the ends frequently to make them look thick and firm. This type of hair structure on long hair can also work very well with curtain bangs or long strands along the cheekbones. Also, very small steps can be placed at strategic points to add volume to the hair without breaking the solidity of the cut.
"Curly hair needs layers so it isn't flattened at the roots and the volume is concentrated in the middle lengths and ends," explains Llano. The point is to achieve even volume with the layers to avoid some kind of triangular effect with a flat base and widely diverging ends.
In general, when it comes to connecting hair and bangs and integrating the bangs into the rest of the hairstyle, Llano recommends using "curtain bangs" in order to avoid too strong contrasts. However, if we want to play with the contrast between long hair and short fringes, as Baras advises, we can go for shorter fringes with fuller, geometric manes. "With long hair, you can play with the pony however you want. Ultimately, the only thing that matters is that the pony matches the shape of your face," says Baras. Because when we have long hair, the expert explains, we often tend to tie our hair together. A pony can offer a lot in this sense. So it's really a matter of taste whether we want to incorporate our bangs into the hair or wear it more out of context to play with the resulting contrast.