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I often have clients who are looking for something new but are wary of a major change. I tell them there's no need to go into panic mode. What many women don't realize is that shifting their current style just slightly can really freshen up their look.
There are three main areas that I like to focus on when a client wants a style update: framing the face with bangs, decreasing overall length and adding shape from the inside out.
Bangs and face-framing layers can shake up your look, without sacrificing length or your basic style. It's important to consult with your stylist about different layering techniques or the many options of bangs that will suit your face shape and your maintenance requirements.
If your face is round, ask for a long, layered bang that hits just below your eyebrows and grazes your cheekbones on both sides. Square faces look softer with a sweeping bang that flows seamlessly into layers around the face and can be worn with or without a part. A bold, blunt bang will balance the proportions of a long face, draw attention to your eyes and define your cheekbones. If your face is oval, lucky you: All these looks will work.
If you're struggling with styling your own hair at home, it's probably time to consider a trim. Many times, women hold on to their length even when hair has become thin and dry on the ends. Bringing up length even a couple of inches can add body and shine, and make your hair look healthy and thicker.
Feeling blah but don't want to give up any length? Layers could be your answer. These don't have to be short or choppy to add dimension to long hair that's become a yawn. Just a few long layers will loosen up the texture and allow your hair to move, swing and flow effortlessly. An added bonus: You'll be able to achieve a polished look even if you let your hair air-dry.
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