If your thick, wavy hair is becoming less manageable, a layered cut may be the right hairstyle for you. Layering works for many types of hair. It can be done in different styles and versions to suit every taste. A chunky layered hairstyle works best for women with thick or slightly wavy hair. Opt for this style to add texture and depth to your hair and make it more manageable.
Long Chunky Wavy Layered Hairstyle
Create a chunky wavy layered hairstyle for your long hair. The idea is to make your hair look clumped, as if you have just stepped out of the shower. This hairstyle can give you casual elegance with its chunkiness and waves. To achieve the look, cut your hair in layers of different lengths from front to back. Control frizz by adding hair moisturizer or leave-in conditioner after shampooing and towel-drying your hair. Then, use a large barrel curling iron to add the waves. After curling, apply styling mousse and tousle your hair to loosen tight curls.
Blunt Cut Chunky Layers
Give your short or medium hair a blunt cut by using a razor to give it heavily textured, chunky layers. Create uneven layers from the top to bottom, front to back and both sides of your head. Part your hair off-center, and pull down your bangs at eye level. Use your fingers to create spaces in between strands of hair on your bangs so that your eyes can peek through. Apply light styling mousse or gel to give your chunky hair soft and curvy appeal. Blow-dry your hair while brushing with a paddle brush to keep your hair straight.
Try out a trendy hairstyle known as the “shake.” This unkempt hairstyle makes you look like you just got out of bed. Chop your hair in uneven, chunky layers with a razor cut, which is similar to the blunt cut. Achieve the bed-head look by applying liquid gel on your hair, inserting your fingers into your hair at the scalp and then tousling your hair haphazardly while shaking it vigorously. The “shake” style is ideal for short (pixie or boyish cut), mildly wavy hair. This type of hairstyle appeals to the younger generation that wants to defy the norm.
Free-Form Gamine Style
Cut your hair in a free-form soft, chunky, layered gamine hairstyle. Chop the fringe in random lengths, and layer the rest of your hair in deep chunks carved into the style. Cutting the inner layers close to the scalp while leaving the outer layer longer gives this hairstyle a chunky look. Redirect the hair perpendicular to the normal flow to give this chunky layered style a carefree and free-form look that is a far cry from the classic gamine style popularized by Audrey Hepburn in the 1950s. Apply styling mousse, and pull the layers with your fingers to give the ends some flips while creating soft spikes.
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