Layered Gypsy Haircuts for Thick Hair

Get lots of layers with a gypsy haircut.

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If you are blessed with thick, luscious tresses, consider yourself one lucky lady. Make the most of that gorgeous head of hair by asking your stylist to carve out cascading layers. The "gypsy haircut" features dramatic layers that will bring out the best in your thick hair and give you lots of styling options.

Gypsy Haircut Technique

The gypsy haircut is layered by pulling the hair up when cutting. Every section of hair is held at a 180 degree elevation. Your stylist can start by creating a guide in the crown section of hair. Pulling one section of hair from the nape up to the crown section so the two meet will be the starting point. Each section of hair will be cut according to this guide, resulting in a dramatically layered look.

Variations of a Gypsy Haircut

The result of this haircut will be lots and lots of layers, but you can spice it up to add more style and definition. Side-swept bangs, with their horizontal angle, balance the facial features and create an optical illusion that makes facial features appear more symmetrical. Add face-framing layers that curve around the sides of your face. If you have high cheekbones, this is a fabulous way to show off that gorgeous bone structure.

Why a Gypsy Haircut?

For thick-haired mavens, blunt haircuts can be less than flattering. Hair that is all one length, especially when thick, can leave you looking less than fabulous. A blunt cut, especially when it is a short to medium-length haircut, may not lay in the most flattering way or do justice to your bone structure. Opting for layers is a simple way to add style to your overall look and play up your best facial features.

Styling a Gypsy Haircut

Styling your highly layered look will take a little extra time in the morning, but it will be well worth it. Blow dry your hair with a flat and round boar bristle brush for volume and shine. Blow drying your hair in sections will help to speed up the blow drying process and give the best results. Add a bit of shine spray when you're finished. Wear your hair half up with side pinned back. Use a large barrel curling iron to create soft curls around the face for an elegant, simple look.

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