The Perfect Haircut with Benefits
The Cut: Layered All Over
The Beauty Benefit: Highlights Cheeks Like the perfect shade of blush, a layered cut accents your cheekbones and “adds fullness to long, thin faces,” according to Patrick Melville, owner of New York City’s Patrick Melville Salon & Spa. To get the look, ask for layers that start at the same level as the apples of your cheeks. As for the overall length, keep it between your chin and shoulders—anything longer will seem like a disconnect with the short layers.
Quick Styling Trick: Add texture so layers work to your full advantage. If you have straight or wavy hair, scrunch a frizz-fighting volumizer like Redken Aerate 08 Bodifying Cream-Mousse ($16) onto damp hair, let it air dry, then wrap the top layers around a curling iron held vertically to create waves. Curly hair? Distribute a straightening cream, such as Marc Anthony Instant Straightening Cream ($7.99), throughout damp hair, then blow-dry it by wrapping small sections around a round brush to coax the curls into softer waves.