This is Marissa. Marissa is a budding fashion and beauty blogger who moved to NYC this summer. From the image on your left, you can see she came with a head of extra long, extra thick hair. While she didn’t want to part with such luscious locks, she found she needed something more stylish and refined for all the glamorous fashion shoots and after-parties she is now getting invited to. So she made a beeline to ARROJO NYC to see celebrity stylist, Nick Arrojo. The updated style, pictured on your right, feels so much more lightweight, with so much more freedom and movement, yet the integrity of a long length look is maintained. In the Style Notes, learn how this was done, directly from Nick Arrojo.
“The great thing about a long layer cut is that, when it is perfectly executed, it can create an illusion of thickness of fine hair types; yet, conversely, it can also make thick hair feel looser and freer, making it easier to manage and control. Marissa has very long, very thick, and healthy hair. She didn’t want to lose length, but she did want her hair to be easier to work with, while improving her style. So I felt adding more layers was the right choice. I used my razor and my idea was to create maximum face-framing shape, while retaining the weight and structure of the baseline through the back. Now Marissa has a better frame for her beautiful, youthful features, like cheekbones, lips and eyes. Long layer cuts work with all hair textures, but the natural body and bounce that the style creates seems especially suited to soft and pretty waves, so we finished with protective thickening lotion and a few turns of a curling wand to create soft curves that swing alluringly away from the face. –– Nick Arrojo
Special Thanks to Nick Arrojo for sharing his work and words with Style Noted.