We’re all about a retro beauty look—and the latest hairstyle trend allows us to embrace just that. Feathered hairstyles, originally the talk of the town in the ‘70s due to a certain TV star, are making a comeback in a big way this year. This soft, layered haircut is flattering on just about anybody and can work with any hair type—whether you have straight, wavy, or curly hair. Once you’ve made the chop and added lots of layers to your ‘do for a feathered haircut, it’s time to choose the right style for you. Below, find five feathered hairstyles to try.
FEATHERED HAIRSTYLE #1: STRAIGHT AND LONG
One of the most classic ways to rock a feathered hairstyle, long, straight locks look particularly stunning with this soft layered look. To get the look, straighten your hair with a flat iron and slightly flip the ends out for some added dimension. Just make sure to apply a heat protectant, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray, before styling! It also won’t hurt to add some shine to this style, so finish your ‘do with a bit of the L’Oréal Paris EverSleek Frizz Finish Oil-In-Serum, which will tame frizz and fly-aways and add weightless shine to your mane.
FEATHERED HAIRSTYLE #2: THICK AND WAVY
Really want to embrace those throwback vibes? A thick and wavy feathered style is the perfect way to do just that. Use a wide barrel curling iron or some rollers to create large, voluminous curls that highlight your feathered layers. After curling your hair, spritz your roots with the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray for an extra boost of volume. Once you’re done styling, grab a can of hairspray—we recommend the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Fine Control Hairspray—and spritz your style to keep it in place all day and night!
FEATHERED HAIRSTYLE #3: LONG AND SHAGGY
Shag hairstyles are trendy regardless of hair length, but a long, feathered, shaggy hairstyle happens to be particularly flattering on all face shapes. This look is a bit more messy and carefree, making it easy to recreate and customize to your own personal style. Simply grab a hair pomade or paste, like the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Overworked Hair Putty, and work it throughout your mine to define your feathered layers. Add more product as needed to create a messy, textured shag!
FEATHERED HAIRSTYLE #4: SHORT AND TEXTURED
In case you haven’t heard, short hair is seriously in for 2019—and feathered, textured short hairstyles are the perfect way to hop on that bandwagon. Whether you choose to rock a textured bob or a soft pixie is totally up to you. Just grab a texture spray, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray or the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Boost It Air-Blown Texture Mist, to define your hair’s feathered shape and texture.
FEATHERED HAIRSTYLE #5: WAVY AND LONG
Another long style option for feathered hairstyles, there’s just something about waves that do this cut the utmost justice. And there’s more than one way you can get this look for yourself. Choose from the following three options:
1. Curling wand waves
If you don’t mind using a little heat, reach for a curling wand to create loose, beachy waves throughout your mane. Just make sure to brush through your waves when you finish so they aren’t too tight!
2. Heat-free waves
Would you rather create this look sans heat? No problem! If you’re in a pinch, reach for a wave spray to add some texture to your ‘do. Simply spray your strands, scrunch, and call it a day.
3. Overnight waves
If you have a little more time before you need to rock this look, consider creating overnight waves. This option does all the work for you while you catch some z’s. Interested? After washing your hair, gently brush through your strands (using a brush meant for wet hair) to remove any unwanted knots and tangles. Then, braid your hair into one to two braids. Sleep on your braids to give your hair time to dry, then remove them when you wake up. Hello beautiful, heat-free waves!
Editor’s tip: If you want to keep frizz far away from your feathered waves, consider wrapping your braided hair in a silk scarf or sleeping on a silk pillowcase.
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