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Q&A with style creator, Nicki Bier Hairstylist @ Auric in Portland, OR
How would you describe this look? The fun thing about this look is that we actually permed the top portion of her hair to match the rest of her curl pattern, which was much curlier. The cut I would describe as a modern shag and we styled it with a hair diffuser to enhance the curl. The best thing about a shag is the amount of texture you can create. So for someone with as much hair that my client has in this particular situation, she is able to have lots of movement and volume despite the density of her hair. Any advice for someone considering it? Look at pictures of the different types and figure how subtle or extreme you are wanting your look to be. You can really customize a shag to anyone’s face shape and hair texture. So just look at the different shapes and styles of shags. See what your eye is drawn to. Then think about your natural texture. Are you wanting to air dry or style your hair? A shag will normally enhance your natural texture and be easier to create volume with less effort
Messy bob hairstyles are super chic, convenient, trendy and easy to style. All you need is to get a flattering bob haircut and select the right hair product for your hair type. Naturally wavy hair is the direct indication for a messy bob. But even if your locks are straight, there are ways to achieve the popular messy texture.
Curtain bangs are back, and we're definitely on board with doing this look all over again. Originally popular in the '60s (Think Brigitte Bardot with her bee-stung lips and bouffant locks), the look got an update in the '90s, when once again your hair wasn't perfect unless you had some shorter, center-parted strands at the front — think Kate Moss with her cat-like eyes poking out under some sexy fringe. These layers with a center part work on any length and are especially good for creating some interest in medium-length hairstyles. They're long enough to be more versatile than a classic fringe: you can still play around with braids and twists when you need to dress your look up a bit. It's the perfect lazy 'do and the not-quite-ready solution to cutting full blunt bangs. Should you? Shouldn't you? Get curtain bangs, and you don't have to decide.