There is an endless selection when it comes to hairstyles for waist-length hair. Long hair provides ample length and volume to create any look. You can wear your hair down in a simple style or upswept in an elaborate hairdo. However, it takes a great cut to keep your hair looking its best. Find a cut that gives you the shape and body to create your style choice.
Bed Head Hairstyle
Waist length hair with some natural curl may look good with a "bed head" haircut for a casual style. Cut the hair in a gentle oval in the back, with a slight tapered cut around the sides. Add soft layers around the head for a little volume and shape. The style looks best worn loose with a little curl enhancer and some anti-frizz serum to help your hair look tousled instead of tangled.
Make the most of your waist length hair by getting a haircut that shapes your tumbling tresses into a natural, yet controlled, hairstyle. Cut the hair in a gentle circle shape, and add soft, circle-shaped layers. Do not cut any layers closer than 10 inches from the crown of the head. Cut soft, side-swept fringe, and add a few cheek-length layers around the face.
Use a curling iron, curl enhancer and anti-frizz serum to curl the ends of your hair inward for a classic cascading style. Curl the ends outward for a flirty cascading style. Try the cut with any hairstyle, including pigtails, braids, buns, twists, curls, ponytails, French twists and topknots.
A clean hairstyle uses straight lines and avoids layering to give waist length hair a solid, sharp shape. Cut the hair in a straight, blunt line. Leave the sides long, and add blunt fringe if desired. This haircut takes regular maintenance to keep the blunt cut line and sharp shape. You can wear this versatile style any way you want, including down, up, twisted, braided or curled.
Shag hairstyles are named after their shaggy and unkempt look. If you want waist length hair with a shag cut, visit an experienced stylist. A bad shag on long hair can result with you having to chop your damaged locks short. Use a razor to cut the hair in a choppy, oval shape in the back. Add choppy, angled layers around the sides, crown and body of the hair.
Use mousse for volume and gel to sharpen the layer tips on a waist length shag hairstyle. The volume and spiked ends help enhance the shaggy style and create a punk look. A shag haircut looks terrible if you try to force it into a smooth style. You can still use different styles, such as a ponytail, braid or bun, but they will always look a little messy.
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