The V-shaped back is a great way for ladies with long hair to really show off their length while still keeping things healthy and light by trimming the ends regularly and working in those great angled layers.
There’s really no reason why a good layered look can’t be duplicated in the back as well. By working in graduated layers throughout the back, you’ll find your hair will instantly have more shape, body and volume (and it’s a totally fun hairstyle to really play around with to show off the bold V-shaped back!).
Check out below for three ways to do the V-shaped haircut!
This straight V-cut back displays the beautiful graduated layers in all their glory. Have your stylist cut layers in a V-shape (rather than an U-shaped back).
Start at a natural point depending on your overall length (usually right below the shoulders somewhere) and allowing the gradual V-cut to make its bold appearance down your back.
A V-shaped back for wavy hair is ultra flattering. Between the face framing layers in the front and the bold angled look in the back, all of your hair’s natural texture and body will be able to breathe and come out to play!
This side profile shows off all of the volume and shape a V-shaped back creates with wavy hair. For this particular look, layers start in the front right around the collarbone and go down the back all the way to the ends.
If you hair is straight, get these fabulous high volume beachy waves with beachy waves, a Goody Heat Wave Styling Iron, or for hands off styling, loosely braid damp hair and let it dry (overnight or in the morning).
A V-shaped back is one of the best haircuts out there for thicker hair because its main purpose is to add shape and body (and the graduated layers only help to get rid of any extra bulky areas!).
If you have thick hair, consider a V-cut style in back because it helps to get rid of some of that weight, which creates movement and texture (which can get lost in thick hair).