Hi everyone! ♥ Here are a few pictures of my new haircut I got yesterday. I love it! I used to get my hair cut by the same person for about 8 years but I decided to venture out and found a great stylist here in NY. I know I might get some questions on the color, cut, styling etc so I've answered a few questions below. If you have any others just let me know!
What color is your hair? The overall base color is my natural color (medium brown), which gets lightened naturally by the sun as well. On top of that I have very, very thin golden/caramel highlights just on the top half part of my hair (that's why it looks darker underneath and gives that nice sun kissed look). I also do occasional honey lightening masks at home which lightens all my hair slightly.
How is your hair cut? My hairstylist did a great job sculpting really nice layers that frame my face perfectly. I always like having bangs or shorter pieces in the front because it gives a nice airy light feeling to the hair (and I think bangs are just so sexy!). When you have bangs, you want to make sure they connect with your other layers, so you dont have too much of a drop between the bangs and the next section of hair (if you like this hairstyle of course). Layers creates lots of nice movement in the hair - perfect for spring and summer!
The Length: I wanted to keep as much of the length as possible, but still get rid of the dry ends. Since he layered it quite a bit, it feels a lot shorter (and healthier) but looks long at the same time, if that makes sense :)
How did you style your hair? My hairdresser curled my hair in a backward direction with a large curling wand. I have a tutorial on a very similar hairstyle I did that you can watch HERE if you're interested. When curling your hair, make sure to curl it all in the same direction so that when you brush through it, it will flow nicely together, just like in the pictures below.
Care & Maintenance: If your hair is fully colored or just slightly highlighted, it's important to deep condition it once a week or every other week, since it will be much drier than normal hair. And I always apply a few drops of Moroccan oil after shampooing and conditioning to lock in moisture. Of course try to use the least amount of heat and/or styling products as they can dry out your hair. Going "au naturel" is the best for our hair in the long run :)