shoulder length shag

Grown-out, eye-grazing bangs are one of this season’s biggest trends, but what do you pair them with? This question can be especially challenging if you’re wearing a bob or lob—which is highly probable considering their current popularity. This shape is your solution. It has enough layers to transform your blunt cut into something fresh while making your bangs feel like part of a complete look instead of a tacked-on accessory. Learn more in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

Step: The bang is the strongest part of this shape and should be cut first. A slightly rounded shape that falls a bit longer in the temples will blend most easily into the layers.

Step: Cut layer into hair by over-directing it forward, using slightly diagonal vertical sections and blending short-to-long from bangs to overall length. To remove more weight, elevate as sections as you work toward the crown.

Step: Refine bottom edge cutting square to the floor to add strength to the shape. Blend through the top of the head to adjust weight and perfect balance.


Special thanks to Laura Martin for this post. Laura is a professional hair stylist, former senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, and a creative non-fiction MFA student at Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA. Follow her inspirations on twitter.

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