Types of haircuts for women

Updated December 12, 2017

There are as many ways for a woman to cut her hair as there are women in the world. However, you can choose from standard styles such as layered, with fringe or without, short, and more. Work with your stylist to choose a style that fits your face and your lifestyle, as some cuts are more high-maintenance than others.


When you get your hair layered, there are many lengths and styles with which this technique works. For example, if you have curly or wavy hair, you can get it layered to add volume and bounce when you let your hair dry naturally. You can use a curling iron if you do not have natural curls. The important thing to remember with layers is that they add volume to your hair.


If you want, or have, straight hair, you can also layer it, or you can enhance your natural cut with a sleek look. The absence of graduated layers lets your hair fall in one even layer, giving it a very sophisticated look. Make sure you have anti-frizz products on hand, because this smooth haircut does not look good with frizz.


Short hair comes in many different styles depending on what you like. The older women get, the shorter they cut their hair, because it is easier to style and does not get in the way. You can have anything from a short bob to a near-buzz cut. Typical male hairstyles look very good on women as well, such as the faux hawk.


Bangs can be added to just about any hairstyle to make your look a bit more edgy. For example, if you have a long, straight style, cut fringe that fall straight across your forehead. This cut goes with the geometric look of the rest of the style. Or you can have side-swept fringe; the more dramatic the angle and length, the more dramatic the look will be.


Adding colour to your hair can change any style, making it brighter, darker, or even more outrageous. Talk with your hair stylist to decide what is the best colour for you, as some are difficult to keep up. For example, if you are a brunette and you want blond hair, you will have to dye it often to make sure your roots do not show as your hair grows.

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