Hair styles may come and go, with unique trends being the foundation of the classic styles of every decade, however each of these styles has contributed to the modern looks of popular 21st century hair styling choices.
Now as we enter the latter parts of the second decade of the 21st century new trends and treatments for hair are revolutionizing professional styling. However, stylists have for generations also recognized that different hair types are suited to particular styles and this is just as true today as it was in years gone by.
Although people who are completely satisfied with their hair type are rare (curly haired people long for straight hair and vice versa), the correct styling choice can make all the difference to how comfortable you feel with your locks.
Here are some of the most popular modern hair styles categorized according to hair type.
#1 Straight Hair
For the best effect, giving volume and the appearance of a luxurious head of hair those with longer, straight hair should gravitate towards the classic Bob, with updated styling for the 21st century. For a fuller effect more hair should be pulled toward the front and finished with a level cut.
For those with shorter straight hair the Pixie Cut is ideal. Shorter, almost cropped sides with a longer cut on top. Added layers will provide much need volume and movement. Using different types of styling gel will also enable those with Pixie Cuts to enjoy a wide range of styling options.
#2 Wavy Hair
One of the best cuts for long wavy hair is a sweeping bang type cut with multiple layers. This allows the natural waves in the hair to add movement and allow the face to be framed in a way that does not accentuate a longer facial structure. For shorter, wavy hair a single length cut is recommended. This sort of cut allows the weight of the hair to anchor the style in place and avoid the ‘flyaway’ or ‘Springy’ effect. For those who want an alternative the long bang is an option.
#3 Curly Hair
Curly hair can provide some challenges for those in search of a modern, neat and attractive look that is easy to care for. One of the styles that comes highly recommended by some of the best stylists in the world is the shorter Pixie Cut. A shorter, graduated Pixie Cut that is longer on the top of the head allows for a variety of styling options using gel and other fixing products (those with this sort of cut can also consider the use of a variety of anti frizz products). However, those who opt for the Pixie Cut need to be sure that this is a look that they will be comfortable with. Once that hair has been cut, there’s little you can do about it to go back to a fuller looking head of hair.
Another option for those with curly hair is the do called ‘Blended Bang’. This style calls for extremely light layers at the bottom of the hair and blended bangs that fall to eyebrow level. This is style that may not suit those with very tight curls (unless they really are into daily extreme maintenance) but with looser curls it can provide a modern and relaxed look.
Your stylist will be able to advise you as to the right cut for your particular hair type, taking into account factors such as your facial type / shape and lifestyle. These professionals are the best people to help you to identify just what contemporary look will help you project your own unique look – don’t be afraid to ask for their advice.