Growing hair out can be tough. Many people forgo trims altogether hoping to speed up the process –– understandable, but healthy hair always looks best, so any split ends should always be cut. Embracing and exploring the transitional phases between pixie and Rapunzel is, however, a fun and underrated option. The clever reshaping of locks can elongate your hairstyle’s silhouette. Here, face-framing layers and brow skimming bangs stretch out a mid-length cut. Click style notes for tips on faking it good.
Step: Hair that falls to a single line looks shorter. Add layers to remove bulk from hair, making it seem longer and leaner.
Step: Excess weight makes for wide shapes that are visually truncated. If you have thick hair a cut that removes internal weight will allow hair to lie smoother and flatter. Razor cuts are especially good for de-bulking and creating space.
Step: Bangs are a great way to frame the features and create contrast. From short and blunt to long and piece-y, there’s a fringe for everyone.