Layers. Lowlights. Side swept bangs. By themselves, these hair style elements can make a so-so cut look special. Together, they can make a special cut look spectacular. It works best on straight, fine hair, but gals with waves and curls can also look good with this combination.
Layers can soften the overall look of your hair. This is especially useful if you have strong features or lines in your face that need some balance. Not only that, layers can plump up your locks by taking off some weight that pulls strands down. The panels that come with layers create the illusion that the hair isn't sitting flat. This is usually the case with fine hair. If your hair is coarse and puffy, the layers can move some of the hair aside. The rest will sit close to the scalp and look thin and under control.
Bangs are the perfect compliment to a layered cut for two reasons. First, they can soften features in the same way the layers do. Second, you can use them to even out your face shape. For example, side swept bangs can hide the upper width of a heart-shaped face and help you look evened-out and symmetrical.
Similar to highlights, lowlights can give your cut the illusion of more volume and depth. Your hair can look fuller as a result, which is a definite bonus for gals with fine, straight hair. Lowlights also can emphasize the natural color in your skin and eyes. Depending on exactly where you put the lowlights, they can draw attention to certain areas of your face.
One benefit of the combination is it can work on just about any length of hair. That means it is very easy to change how you look without drastically altering the basic way you style and treat your hair. The color of the lowlights can be easily changed if you want to create a different impact.