Hair Cuts for Fine, Straight Hair, Long Face and Long Hairline

Softening layers creates beautiful dimension.

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Put an end to bad hair days with a cut that flatters and adds some "hot-girl-approaching" sass to your stride. If you have long, fine hair combined with a long face or a long hairline, choose cuts that show off your beauty by minimizing and maximizing at just the right places. The right cut will help you transform the gorgeous into the glorious by adding just enough oomph to your natural beauty.

Bring on the Curls

Long-and-straight is fine for some ladies, but for a long face, big, voluminous curls are the way to go. If curls aren’t your thing, try some luscious waves or soft, romantic spiral curls. The key is trading the length-adding straight-and-smooth look for one that adds beauty, width and attention-getting character. Supple waves or curls provide a softening frame that diminishes the length and brings attention to the attractive features your face has to offer.

Thickening Layers

Add width and more width with a layered cut that highlights the best features in your face and your hair. A cut with hidden layers toward the bottom combats the drab by adding volume and thickness, says hair stylist Mark Townsend. Layers that begin at lip level tone down and soften the look of a long face.

Bangs Appeal

If you think bangs don’t belong on long faces, think again. Thick, blunt-cut bangs break up the look of the long and add years of youthful beauty to the face. Give your hairdo the attitude it deserves and your face a more curvy appeal by adding sassy and sexy bangs to the mix. You’ll turn heads and stir up a little ego-boosting jealousy at the same time.

Pump It Up

Fine hair belongs on toddlers, not fully grown voluptuous women. If your hair is a little on the thin side, pump it up with a little help from a volume-creating texturizer. Texturizing sprays turn thin hair into thicker, fabulous hair that is capable of holding curl or waves. Look for a brand that adds plumpness without the sticky residue.

What to Avoid

Keep your hair in a va-va-voom frame of mind by avoiding cuts that feature straight, same-length cuts. Bypass pixie and overly short cuts as well, since both draw attention to face length and shape. Always choose the flattering side part over the harsher center part. Camouflage thinness by using a little volumizer at the roots. Avoid combs and brushes that flatten, and keep your coiffure soft, sexy and sensuous by using your fingers to gently rake your silken layers into place.

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