If the phrase “waterfall layers” makes you think of being somewhere warm, staring into a crystal-clear pool with the tranquil sound of splashing in the background, you’re not too far off. While it doesn’t refer to a tropical destination, exactly, it does describe a haircut trend that certainly lends itself to summer.
Aside from the name, “Waterfall layers are when you have long hair or extensions and put in a bunch of layers starting at the highest point on the head all the way down to the ends,” celebrity hairstylist and UNITE ambassador Graham Nation told POPSUGAR. “It will look like you don’t know where the layers start because they are all blended and look effortless.”
In warmer temperatures, the waterfall layer hair trend is great for taking off a little extra weight but keeping the length of the hair the same. It makes your hair look bouncy and full of volume. This isn’t one of those haircuts that only work for certain textures either. “Different hair types can totally have waterfall layers, but overall, the hair needs to be extra long,” said Nation. You’ll be channeling your inner mermaid with this hairstyle.
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