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Want to switch up your haircut but don’t know where to start? The V shape haircut is one you should definitely consider, as it's one of the most popular haircuts at the moment. Of course, when it comes to deciding on a new haircut, you may be a little clueless about hair terms like V shape. You know to ask your stylist for layers but you've never thought to specify a shape for your cut. Lucky for you, we’re here to break down everything you need to know about this layered haircut, including what a V-shaped cut is and what hair styling products will complement this alphabet-inspired ‘do best.
Simply put, a V-shape haircut involves lots of layers so that the ends of your hair form a “V” shaped point. Pretty self-explanatory, right? This haircut style gives you a wide range of options because it’s flattering on all hair lengths—whether you want to rock a long or short hairstyle. The heavily layered cut will also give your locks lots of dimension, depth, and movement.
When it comes to styling a V-shaped haircut, the options are virtually wide open. The most flattering way to style this cut is to accentuate the many layers it adds to your mane. Here are some of our favorite hairstyles for a V-cut:
Why not highlight your layers by adding some curl to your mane? Before reaching for your curling iron, use a heat protectant like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BLOW DRY IT Thermal Smoother Cream. Then, use a wide-barrel curling iron to create full, loose waves throughout your hair. Finish the look by spraying your hair with the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Precious Oil Satin Hairspray to keep your waves in place all day long.
Want to skip the heat? You can totally opt for gorgeous heat-free waves. Simply spray the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray throughout towel-dried hair before putting your hair into one or two braids. Allow your hair to air dry before taking out your braids to reveal effortless, loose waves!
Sleek, straight locks are an equally stunning way to show off your V-shaped haircut. In fact, straight hair may be the most flattering style for this cut since it accentuates the “V” point at the ends. First, spray a heat protectant like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray onto your hair. This spray offers 450-degree heat protection while calming frizz, sealing in shine, blocking humidity, and conditioning your strands. Once your heat protectant is applied, straighten away!
For an easy, quick, and trendy hairstyle, bed-head is a great option. This piece-y style will define the many layers of your haircut while maintaining a carefree, low-maintenance ‘do. Rub a dime-sized amount of the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Overworked Hair Putty between the palms of your hands before working it through your hair. Focus on applying the product to the ends of your layers to create texture and thickness. Add more product as desired.
Who says your hairstyle has to involve hair styling products? This hairstyle is all about amping up the color and is achieved with the help of a temporary hair color product. To get the look, choose your favorite color—or colors—from the L’Oréal Paris Colorista 1-Day Spray line. Spritz the spray throughout the ends of your hair to accentuate the v-shape cut while also adding fun, temporary color to your mane. Don't worry if you can't commit to a bold color longterm—the colorful spray will wash out after just one shampoo. Not sure what color to try? Check out our article, How to Find the Best Rainbow Hair Color for You, to find your perfect colorful hue.
Interested in learning about a different haircut? Head over to our article, What is a U Shape Haircut?