The beauty editors at Allure magazine recently confessed their "untold secrets." One of my favorites was their advice on the perfect haircut. According to Allure, shaggy, layered, shoulder-length hair is the most flattering hairstyle on every face shape
One-length hair doesn't work on everyone. Layering is key to the perfect haircut because it adds body to flat hair, texture to thick hair and control to curly hair.
Be careful not too layer too much in back. Ask your stylist for just a few layers in the back. Too many and you may end up with a mullet, a heavy top and straggly, anemic ends. My friend B has gorgeous, thick straight hair and a former stylist overdid the layering giving her what can only be described as a mullet. Thankfully, she's found a new hairstylist.
Layers should be cut in the front to frame the face. If you have short hair, don't let your stylist cut layers above the eye. If you have long hair, never allow layers above your earlobe or you risk a dated look.
Long hair has always been popular, but shoulder-length hair (or just a couple inches below) is actually the most flattering look on most women. If you have a long or angular face, long hair can make your face appear even longer. If you have thin or flat hair, long hair can drag it down, making it even more lifeless. Wavy hair can look unkept too long and curly hair can get out of control.