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Bangs and side-swept layers might give you an ultra-feminine, undone girl-next-door look, but sometimes you just want an easy, quick hairstyle that doesn't fall into your eyes. Bangs take a lot of effort — you have to blow-dry and straighten, and if you have a cowlick, they're almost impossible to manage. If you're the kind of girl who's sick of pulling her hair into a ponytail or clipping back misbehaving strands, a haircut that sweeps hair away from your face is not only easier to manage, it also shows off your facial features.
Slicked Back Pixie
A slicked-back pixie is an ultra-trendy haircut that requires little maintenance outside of applying some hair gel. Because this style is so androgynous, it works best on women with small, delicate features who want to toughen up their soft look. To get this cut, ask your stylist for a modern pixie with longer layers on top. Give your hair a deep side part and apply some mousse or gel to slick your hair behind your ears and out of your eyes.
Long, Face-framing Layers
Long hair doesn't have to be difficult to manage. You can have a long, sexy cut that doesn't fall into your eyes if you style it the right way. To get a look like Jennifer Lopez, who has long, face-framing layers that are swept away from her face, use a round brush and blow-dry the layers around your face up and out so they curl toward your ears instead of your chin. Apply an anti-frizz spray or a styling mousse for hold.
A spiked crop is the lowest maintenance haircut there is — aside from shaving your head or getting a crew cut. This style requires no combing and only a few dabs of styling mousse to pull hair out of your eyes. To get Halle Berry's signature cut, ask your stylist for a cropped pixie that's super short on the sides with a little bit of length on top. Rub a drop of styling mousse between your hands and apply to the top of your hair so it looks slightly disheveled and is out of your face.
Tips for Keeping Hair out of Your Face
Hair naturally falls into your face, but almost any haircut can be tamed and pulled back without the use of clips. To train your hair — and naturally get some volume — comb all of your hair back and behind your ears after showering. Let it naturally air dry or use a diffuser, and when it naturally falls it will be perky at the roots and away from your face. Use hairspray to make sure that your hair stays put all day long.