As with many hairstyles, layered hairstyles make use of subtle tricks
to portray simple optical illusions. Longer hair adds length to the
style while shorter hair adds volume. The basic concept behind any
layered hairstyle is that it is cut at different lengths and thicknesses.
You have one layer of hair that is long. The second layer is slightly
shorter. The third layer a little bit shorter, and so on. There can
be three, five, 10, even more than 20 layers to a layered hairstyle.
The total amount of layers, of course, depends on two things. In part,
this will depend on the overall, total length of the hair being styled.
Secondly, the number of, length, and thickness of layers will be determined
by the exact kind of style and look one is trying to accomplish. One
of the secrets to a proper layered hairstyle is that it doesn’t
really look layered. With the layers closest to the crown, or top
of the head, being shortest, they are supposed to blend seamlessly
into the layers below them.
There are several variations of layered hairstyles. More recently,
there has been a movement among some sub-cultures to make the layering
noticeable. In some cases, different hair dyes have been applied
to different layers to make the distinction between layers even
more noticeable. Layered hairstyles are used often to bring a complexity
to more simple hairstyles, making them more alluring. The layered
hairstyles can bring a change without making a drastic leap in your
current style. A typical short layered hairstyle has its longest
point around the jaw line or slightly above. By properly combing
and then adding gel to the different layers, distinction is added,
brining about a sharp and stylish look.
Common medium length hairstyles add volume at the top of the head.
The back is tapered and the front is cut to the appropriate shape
so as to flatter the face with proper framing. One version of a
layered hairstyle specifically for long hair combines the elements
of a choppy hair style. The edges of layers are sharp and defined,
while the length of the total length of the hair is past the shoulder.
For curly and wavy hair, it is recommended that any style be a
layered hairstyle. This allows the mass of hair to maintain shape
and definition. Along the same line of thought, consider the products
we mentioned within the Curl Hairstyles article and let your hair
Layered hairstyles are basically a hybrid of a hairstyle. The layering
effect can be combined with virtually any hairstyle. When this is
done, it adds variety and emphasis to a perhaps otherwise bland
or boring hairstyle. If your hairstyle is not working for you, consider
trying to have it layered before taking more drastic measures. With
proper and varied layering effects, all sorts of beautiful effects
can be accomplished. Look through recent images of your favorite
celebrities or even the magazines you know for style and see if
you can notice the layering effects of those expensive hairstyles.