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When you head to the salon, do you always stick to the same hairstyle? Well, it might just be time to break out of your comfort zone and try a new haircut. One of the trendiest looks right now would be the A-line haircut. Whether you’re here to learn about short haircuts, medium haircuts, or long haircuts, an A-line style might be the perfect fit for you. We have a feeling this is one hairstyle trend you’re definitely going to want to get in on yourself, as it can be super-flattering on lots of different hair types and textures from dry hair to frizzy hair to fine hair and from straight hair to wavy hair to curly hair. That’s why it’s no surprise that plenty of your fave celebs have been sporting A-line haircuts lately. Ready to take a new hairstyle for a spin? Keep reading to learn all about A-line haircuts, from what they look like, who they work best on, and to how to style them.
Not sure what an A-line haircut actually looks like? The answer is simpler than you were likely expecting. An A-line haircut is one that is longer in the front and shorter in the back. You usually see this technique used to create a bob haircut. You don’t want the change in lengths to be super-dramatic—about an inch longer in the front than the back is it. That being said, if you have very long hair and want to keep a lot of your length, then you may want to consider chopping off more in the back for a more noticeable A-line haircut. You can customize your A-line haircut to find what works for you.
The good news is, just about anyone can pull off an A-line haircut! Whether you have short hair or long hair, straight hair or curly hair, fine hair or thick hair, an A-line haircut is a great way to change things up. Your stylist will be able to determine how to create an A-line haircut that flatters you and your hair best. If you have an appointment at the salon, bring some inspiration photos with you so that your stylist can get a sense of how you want your A-line haircut to look.
One of the best parts of an A-line haircut is that there are so many different ways you can style it. Below, we’re sharing one smooth and sleek style and one lived-in look so you have a couple of options.
For a smooth A-line hairstyle…start in the shower with a smoothing system of shampoo and conditioner, like the L’Oréal Paris EverSleek Keratin Caring Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverSleek Keratin Caring Conditioner. Once you hop out of the shower, gently blot your hair and wring out excess moisture with a cotton T-shirt. Before reaching for your blow-dryer, apply a heat protectant, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BLOW DRY IT Thermal Smoother Cream. Blow-dry your hair with a round brush to create some volume and keep everything looking smooth. Finish with a spritz of the L’Oréal Paris Precious Oil Satin Hairspray.
For a textured A-line hairstyle…ditch the heat tools in favor of your natural texture. Post-shower, spray hair with a wave spray, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray. Then, braid your hair—one braid for looser waves or multiple braids for tighter waves. Once your hair has dried, undo the braid, shake out your hair, and take a look at those beachy waves you’re sporting! No trip to the ocean required.
There you go: You’ve got the scoop on A-line haircuts and are ready to try one yourself. So, what are you waiting for? Book an appointment at the salon and be prepared to show off your pretty new A-line haircut! For more hairstyle inspiration, here are the 6 Best Layered Haircuts.