Long With Tight Curls
"For this...curly texture, you need beautifully blended, round layers all around your head to lend weight without looking heavy," says celebrity hairstylist Matt Fugate. You're safe no matter what your face shape — the trick is to keep the layers on the longer side. Look closely: Zendaya's first layer doesn't start until chin level. If you've got curly hair, always get a dry cut, says hairstylist Lorraine Massey of Devachan Salon. "Curly dry hair and curly wet hair are two different things."
For a simple, versatile option, try Martha Hunt's long, haphazard layers. "I take the bottom two inches of hair and cut them in a way that's not too perfect by pointing the scissors downward," says hairstylist Renato Campora. The slightly imperfect ends make this a wash-and-go kind of cut. "You can blow it out or let it air-dry — the cut takes care of the styling for you." This cut complements every face shape and can be styled with a middle or side part.
Long and Subtle
The age of extensions has meant that down-to-there hair isn't just for the Guinness Book of World Records — and that celebrities like Jennifer Lopez aren't the only ones getting in on the action. If you do invest in a set of seriously long strands, the gentlest snips starting at the chest will help give the style movement. Blunt ends can look heavy, giving your hair a window-drape vibe that we're pretty sure you're not after.
Just the Ends
The mommy mogul may have a few shorter pieces just around her face, but the real story here is in Jessica Alba
's ends, which are gently snipped into all around her entire head. It's not about precision — some snips are deep, others quite shallow — but it is about consistency. By taking the cuts neatly all around the hair, you're left with dynamic movement, perfect if you're the kind of person who touches and flips a lot.
Long and Natural
Meghan Markle has been the talk of the town lately — from her royal engagement, to what she’s wearing, to yes, her hair. Markle’s lengthy locks include subtle layers at the end that add definition and give off a polished feel. Whether your hair is thick or thin, this cut is flattering on everyone. The best part? It looks and is oh-so-effortless.
We all know Kim K’s signature hair length is long, usually straight and Cher-like. Here, she switches it up with delicate waves, but what’s really refreshing to see is the volume boost. That’s due to the layers in her hair, starting at the chin. When layers are cut starting at mid-point, rather than all-around, hair can be styled wavy in an elegant way without looking too beachy.