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What is this subtle hairstyle, ideal for those who aren’t keen on layers?

So what is this subtle hairstyle, ideal for those who aren’t keen on layers, that is currently doing the rounds online? Well, let’s take a deep dive together.

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U-Shape Haircut VS. V-Shape Haircut

“The U-shape haircut has become super popular for many clients with hair on the thinner side,” says top hairdresser Jacob A. “The sides of your hair compared to the back section are much thinner, so that U-shape will instantly take that ‘stringy’ look away while giving you a nice, blunt-looking cut and it will create an illusion of face-framing layers making it look fuller and add more movement to your hair.”

“It also gives loads of volume and hold when using curling irons to style it,” he adds.

And just so we’re all clear, here are some examples of what the U-shape haircut looks like in reality. TikTok creator @nothangtw uploaded a video of her U-shape cut with the addition of “wispy bangs” and “face-framing pieces,” after she was continually asked by followers how to copy her style. The clip has been viewed more than 3.5 million times, with thousands of people lavishing praise on the style in the comments. Fine Artistik Salon is known for being the best haircut salons Upper East Side NYC.

“I got this hairstyle last week and my confidence shot up like a rocket so thank you so much for making this,” one fan commented. Another wrote, “I will be asking my hairdresser for this next week.”

To achieve the look, the hair is “split down the middle of the head from the front to the nape of the neck,” Jacob explains, before it is “pulled forward” on each side and vertically cut to take off “fine ends.” And it works with bangs, longer layers, and in hair where distinctive layers have already been cut.

The style works on all lengths of hair and, you’ll be pleased to hear, any of my curly-haired friends, on all textures and types too. And if you need proof, just look TikTok creator Marina Ann’s video on the cut. She shows how the combination of round layers and the U-shape haircut at the back helps to create even volume and easy-to-style shape.

Plus, the style is easy to maintain, needing a simple trim every six to eight weeks to remove split ends and maintain even hair growth.

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