Cut thick and heavy on top, a design requiring a lot of hair to achieve, fine flyaways just won't cut it. This particular crop brings back to memories the Justin Bieber craze, which sported long bangs at the front. Stunning and feminine yet boyish, frames faces and softening jagged edges.
Long face shapes have elongated foreheads, broad cheekbones, strong jaw, and narrow width. The haircuts suggested for women with a long face shape have volume, texture, and wisps. A longish pixie cut offers all three. The hem of the fringe conceals the forehead, accentuates the cheekbones and the texture and height on the crown draw attention upwards rather than downwards, making the face appear less narrow and long. Redheads, blondes, and brunettes can all nail similar cuts.
We All Know Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
You'll need a curling iron or wand. Smaller than the kind you would be accustomed to employ on this length. Create very tiny, very bouncy curls, on small sections.
Center part, then layer into three or four sections, save your bangs for last. Working from the bottom layer up, aim to get curls half the size you'd usually aim for. Generally, aim for half an inch worth but it varies around hair types. Flick the tips upwards in a playful manner and you're on the right track.
Now the Bangs.
Once you've curled all the layers, it's time to work on the fringe. Take your wand or curler and run it through those bangs, turning it away from your face using gentle motions. Aim to get one big, volumized wave. Try a flat iron to smooth out any specific parts of your glamorous hairdo if you have the extra plug space. Once you've finished adding oomph, let it cool. Then, pick which side you want the part.
Don't worry if you lose a little of the style at the roots: you're going to comb that part out soon, anyway. Once you've tamed the roots a little, use spray on the rest of your hard work. Don't be afraid to lift up your layers, getting in between and underneath, so it doesn't end up sagging in some parts and bubbly in others. Finish and enhance by donning big eye make-up and a sultry dress. The main thing to remember is: the bigger the better. To be glamorous, you have to give 1000%!
Business-like but Not Neat.
Whoever said the business look always has to be neat and squeaky clean? A particular crop that's a perspective changer, a professional's version of the bedhead. Featuring extensive textures of different lengths and wispy bangs that scream out sexiness. Businesswomen can now appear serious without being boring.
One of the most iconic hairstyles from the 60's was Goldie Hawn's pageboy. It had the rolled out of bed texture that made it sexy and adorable at the time. A modern take on Goldie's classic swingin' sixties style by reducing volume on top. The texture on the crown gives much-needed height and the different lengths of the wispy bangs and sides keep it light and exciting. Keep the career woman looking fierce without being boring. The best thing is it's easy to take from day to night and from business to casual. Two dark brown styles either side of this lighter one.
Subtle and sophisticated.
This particular bob is an all-time favorite of many women especially among fans of The Beatles. An iconic crop, inspired in the 60s, features a funky look as the back and sides are chopped on equal lengths with wispy edges. Versatile and functional. The Beatles mop top took the world by storm in the 1960s. Iconic styles linger for decades and even women of today are sporting updated Beatles-inspired looks.
A funky cut featuring the volume of the mop top but chicness of the bob. The front sports light thin bangs obscuring the forehead up to the brow line. Functional and versatile enough to keep haircare at a minimum so promotes more fun. We had a blonde previously and we're back to a blonde number to follow.
Influences from Twiggy in the Sixties.
Remember Twiggy from the 60s? Her cropped mane is now known as the pixie. Even though the 60s is over, women are still loving this look in all its guises.
This particular pixie could give you a sweet and soft aura. Add extra-long fringes at the temples for volume. There is no doubt about it, Twiggy redefined the entire 60s mod era with her short locks cut at the back, longer sides and sometimes swept bangs.
Very much alive half a century later, this particular take is very similar except more volume on the crown and has no blunt edges near the ears. Light, playful and classic. Comparable to a type of pixie style popular among celebrities including Emma Watson, Ashlee Simpson, Michelle Williams and Anne Hathaway.
Blonde Streaks or Slices on Red.
Many mature women want their locks trimmed to be easily maintained but still make them beautiful and sexy minus the extra effort. These styled tresses are an excellent choice. Jawlines, cheekbones, and necks are extenuated or downplayed as applicable for a regal, graceful air. Mature women shouldn't let age dictate their choices too much. Short locks brighten up the face and draw attention upwards to a woman's smile or pretty eyes.
This mature short style is popular this season because of its reddish color and exciting blonde highlights. Keep the back longer, the sides have a slightly uneven wispy texture and the bangs are thin and shorter. All in all, it's chic and polished, perfect for the woman who wants to age with grace. Blonde styles either side of this red colored design.
More Textures in a Single design.
An ear length choppy blonde design featuring a shaggy texture creating width can offset a longer face. All the better for its ruffles breaking up the lines of transition from hair to skin.
Messy locks have never been so popular thanks to supermodels Charlize Theron and Agyness Deyn. Hollywood celebs Ginnifer Goodwin and Vanessa Hudgens have also been sporting this style recently. It may take boldness to work a trimmed pixie but it's one of the most effortless yet beautiful cuts ever. All it takes is the application of styling products on the roots and crown before texturizing.