Everyone’s face is uniquely shaped and most of us choose a hairstyle that complements our features. How do you navigate through all these contemporary looks such as the “Skrillex” or the “Wolfcut?” Maybe you don’t have to. Classics are called that because they are timeless in beauty and use. Check out these time tested hairdos that can be modernized in your own unique way.
Layers work because they are easy upkeep. If you have straight, thick hair, layering will take off excess weight and give you movement. If you have wavy hair, you can get tousled layers that look messy and fun. If you have thin, fine hair, layering it can give you much needed volume. Think “the Rachel” from Friends – this hairstyle is still going strong after two decades!
The bob is a fan favorite! Its striking design is still eye-catching to this day. Much of this hairstyle has remained unchanged. Why mess with perfection? The additional modern twists are simply adding things like bangs or layers as well as growing the hair out to just above the shoulder to have a long bob. The asymmetric version is just a little shorter in the back than the front. This look is so versatile because you can adjust this style to fit any face shape. Whichever way you choose to wear this classic staple, the bob is bold and beautiful.
Shag hairstyles are not quite like layering. Yes, it involves layering your hair, but the different lengths and the high number of layers create a completely new style. The hair at the crown is full but is thinned towards the fringe and the edges, which creates that feathered look. This unisex hairstyle was popularized by the likes of Farrah Fawcett and Mick Jagger. A popular style amongst rockstars in the 70s, the shag haircut is finding its way into this era as the aforementioned “Wolfcut.”
The flapper era inspired revolution in all aspects of society. Hairstyles were part of this revolution as women flung off their bonnets and chopped off their long locks. In came the finger waves (or Marcel waves). It was not an easy look to achieve back then, but our modern processes to artificially put waves in our hair makes this faster and with less room for error. Although this style was born from rebellion, this is a timeless and elegant look. Short hair with waves may not be what you're looking for, but you can grow your hair to any length and incorporate waves whether natural or curled with an iron. Get those beachy waves for longer hair or loose waves for your short bob.
Now you can wave goodbye to bad hair days! Use this as a guide to start your search for your favorite, failsafe hairstyle.