Short Layers

Who it works for

Those who love the look of medium, Gisele-like hair, but want volume and versatility.

Tell your hairstylist:

Layers should start at about chin length. If it's too short and you'll end up with "The Rachel." Layer the back as

well so you get movement and a nice curve throughout the hair.



To avoid straggly ends, get a trim every 3 months and don't over-wash your hair. Short layers actually
look better a few days after washing. 
Layers can be cut in many different lengths. Some styles use a large number of layers cut closely
together to create an overall fringe, while other styles may only have a few different lengths
positioned for the best effect. The best range for layers is to keep them below the earlobe on long hair,
and below the eye on short hair, otherwise they may look out of control. 

Layered hair styles have many benefits. Adding layers can modernize an old style without too drastic of a
change, and layers can be both flirty and elegant, making them appropriate for any age. Other benefits
to adding layers include: 

1 Different layers create natural volume to hair without needing excessive chemicals.

2 Layers can help heavily damaged hair by cutting off split or broken ends for a more planned look.

3 Layers can be cut to balance any face shape.

4 Creating layers can lighten very thick, heavy hair, allowing its natural waves to appear in medium and long styles.

5 Individuals who suffer from migraines may find some relief with lighter layered styles. 

While many layered styles can simply be washed, dried, and worn with a minimal amount of styling,
layers do need some particular care to keep looking their best. To prevent a raggedy look from taking
over the style, regular trims are necessary to even out the layers, and very brittle hair may require
frequent conditioning to keep from developing the fuzzy look of layered split ends.