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Q: Hi Bill, I was wondering if you could give me your professional opinion of some cuts/lengths would look best with my face shape?
Right now, my hair is cut in layers. It is naturally straight and fine, but there is actually quite a bit of it. I do not colour it.
I'm kind of a wash and go type of girl; pretty low-maintenance. Though I don't mind occasionally pulling out the curling iron, with the way it's cut now, I feel like I need to do something to it every day. But since that's not really "me," I end up pulling it up in a ponytail a lot!
I love the bob cuts that I am seeing everywhere, but there are so many different varieties, I can't choose. Thanks in advance! — Jodie
A: Jodie, thank you for your request for a consultation.
With your hair type, the more layering you do, the more work you have to put in.
All three of the pictures I have here are about the length that I would suggest.
My preference would be this cut, with the fringe, super-blunt ends and very few layers:
The fringe will open up the eye area, and the more one-length cut will show off your natural colour.
Light will reflect off the surface of one-length hair, making it shinier as well. Layers can sometimes make hair look very dull.
If you would like to keep your ends soft like this, cut them a bit shorter in the back:
This will add more drama to what you already have and is just as easy.
Here is another option, getting your ends crisp without a fringe:
Because your hair hangs straight, the best style for it should have the emphasis on the ends. Blunt looks more polished, while the softer ends are a bit edgier.
Bill Angst is one of Canada’s top celebrity hairstylists and the owner of Angst Salon at 240 Queen Street East in Toronto. Call 416-360-5942 to book an appointment.