V-shaped haircut or long layers? (new haircut)

vannessavannessa Posts: 31Registered Users
First of all, I am confused about what long layers are. I don't know if your hair has to be long in order for you to get a long layered haircut.

I'm looking for a new haircut and was wondering if someone could post a link of someone who has long layers (preferably curly) because I am confused about the cut.

Currently my hair is about 3 inches below my shoulders cut in layers. Would long layers be possible for me or should I get a V-shaped haircut? Would that look good with my curly hair.

My hair is 2C/3A.

Thanks a lot :happy3:

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  • Gemini13Gemini13 Posts: 5,000Registered Users
    Long layers just means that each layer isn't much shorter than the next longest one (maybe 2" between each layer? something along those lines). Most curlies do best with layering; it stops the dreaded triangle head. As for a V shape, I assume you mean the way it looks in the back? You can have that when your hair is layered too.
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  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Look for a post by RedCelticCurls to see how a v-shaped cut looks in back - her new avatar shows perfectly why it's called a v-cut. That said, she probably also has long layers - most of us do to prevent pyramid or mushroom head, as Gemini said.

    My own layers are actually shorter than I like right now so I could get more of some old color cut off.
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  • vannessavannessa Posts: 31Registered Users
    Thank you, but I am still confused about long layers. Are they the same as regular layers?
  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I think it simply means just that - long as opposed to short. Long enough to still be able form complete curls but just short enough to remove some weight and allow it to curl better.

    For my own hair, I don't like any of my layers to be shorter than chin-length (except maybe in my face frame), which on me amounts to no shorter than about 7 inches. Right now, some of mine are only about 5 inches and they don't form complete curls, giving me more sticky-outy bits than I would normally have.
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  • vannessavannessa Posts: 31Registered Users
    Thank you so much =]
  • vannessavannessa Posts: 31Registered Users
    Ok, so I went to a salon and one of the hairdressers told me that in order for me to get v-shape I would have to cut my hair to my shoulders in front and that since my hair is curly you wouldn't be able to tell anyway.

    Is this true?
  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I think that would depend on your hair's length and its condition. I'd think it'd need to be at least bra strap length or close to get it into a V shape without having the front at or near shoulder length
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  • vannessavannessa Posts: 31Registered Users
    My hair is about two inches from bra strap, but I am trying to grow it out....I guess I will wait until then to get a V-shape. Thanks a lot for all your help =]
  • LadyLauraLadyLaura Posts: 8Registered Users
    vannessa wrote: »
    Ok, so I went to a salon and one of the hairdressers told me that in order for me to get v-shape I would have to cut my hair to my shoulders in front and that since my hair is curly you wouldn't be able to tell anyway.

    Is this true?

    Maybe she was talking about your hair in particular, but that's not true for all lengths...example, hair that is waist-length. You can definitely tell a V-Shape from a straight-edge cut.
    I typically ask for a U-shape with long layers.
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  • msgibletmsgiblet Posts: 5,825Registered Users
    I like my hair best in a U-shape with long layers. Since I had mine cut off into a bob back in March, it's still not quite long enough to "U" it yet without making the sides too short, so I'm still waiting to get to that length. My hair does so much better in that shape than cut straight across.
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  • EfrizzabethEfrizzabeth Posts: 8,792Registered Users Curl Neophyte
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  • botticelli_girl922botticelli_girl922 Posts: 896Registered Users
    I have to say, I absolutely love my long-layers since I got them. My hair is arm-pit length when dry, even longer when wet. Long layers have done so much for me...I don't regret getting them at all. I highly recommend long-layers!
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  • Goin'GreyGoin'Grey Posts: 301Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I'm growing out a bob, I think it was a mistake, I'm trying again for long layers.
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