Image: modernfashionblog.com

This creative, graphic shape features heavy emphasis on the bangs and a strong, face-framing outline. A mid-length layer cut with layers beginning around the cheekbones, it’s a great cut to update your look for 2016, especially if your hair is fine or thin as these kinds of styles help to create an illusion of fullness. Layers also create space which gives texture room to work, meaning it’s easy to create a trendy, soft and natural-looking wave. Loose and shaggy through the back and sides, the heavy beans emphasize the eyes, adding boldness to the style.

Step 1: Ask your stylist for a mid-length layer shape with deep set bangs that go wide of the eyes. A quality razor-cut will help to keep the texture loose and free, with space and freedom.

Step 2: For styling like the image, cocktail curl enhancer with cream whip and work through hair, roots to ends. Blowdry loosely with hands. Toss, scrunch, lift and twist hair to encourage natural volume and texture. If you want to add more wave, use a curling wand for extra definition.

Step 3: For smoother looks, apply thermal protector throughout strands and shine luxe oil from mid-lengths to ends. Blowdry with a boar bristle styling brush, working from roots to ends. Finish by running a flat-iron over the style, to press it super smooth and straight, with scintillating shine.

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