“It’s just a haircut,” said no woman ever. Haircuts have the power to transform the look of a person. Just by taking a few pieces of hair out from the right section, you automatically start looking fresh and, in some cases, even younger. If you are going through a phase where you want to experiment with your hair and switch it up a little, may we suggest trying the V-cut hairstyle?
V-cut hair, or hair that makes the letter “V” in the end, continues to remain one of the most flattering hairstyles for women. It has survived despite the insurgence of long bob and pixie haircuts into our beauty lexicon. V-cut hair has multitudes of layers in them along with movement. In many women, V-cut hair also adds volume to the look, especially if there are layers that start from the top.
It is more interesting than the blunt cut where the hair is chopped in one straight line and the length of the hair remains uniform from top to the bottom. But, before you sit in your hairstylist’s chair, here’s everything you needed to know about the V-cut hair and how to get them.
1. What Is a V-Cut Hairstyle?
2.How to Style V-Cut Hair?
3. Coloring V-Cut Hair
4.FAQs on V-cut hair
What Is a V-Cut Hairstyle?
A V-shaped hairstyle, commonly just called the V-cut, is a type of hairstyle that is achieved after cutting the hair in several sections at sharp angles which end in a “V” shape. This hairstyle is given to people who want layers in their hair. The layers can start from the top or mid-length depending on how voluminous the person wants her hair to look.
Sometimes, layers are placed around the face in strategic sections so that they frame it. It is also a great option for women who want to retain the length of their hair but want to reduce some weight. What makes the V-cut hairstyle so versatile is how it adds dimension, depth, and movement to the hair with little to no effort.
Since this is essentially a haircut technique that is done to add more layers into the hair, it can be used to cut the hair of any texture and any existing length. The V can be subtle – that is only toward the end – or it can be extremely well-defined, in which case it starts somewhere close to the ears and shoulders. One can also add bangs to their V-cut and make it more dramatic.
Pro Tip: Although a V-shape hairstyle looks better on women with straight hairit is easily achievable for women with wavy or curly hair. The “V” in their hair will fall differently but will look flattering regardless. V-cut hair is perfect for women who have a squarish or an oblong face as the layers will frame it perfectly and further define their structure.
How to Style V-Cut Hair?
V-cut hair is super versatile and can be styled in any number of ways. Here are some of the most popular ways to style V-cut hair that are guaranteed to work.
1. Add Some Waves
We’ve all heard of the perfect beachy hair with waves. V-cut hair is perfect for creating this casual look by adding some curls. Just grab a curling iron and using the wide barrel side of the machine, create loose waves throughout the hair.
If you don’t want to subject your hair to heat, one can also create this look with a hairspray. Simply tie your hair in braids and use hair spray from the beginning of the braids to the end. Once set, open the braids and you will have a naturally wavy hair look that has been created without heat.
2. Turn Toward a Sleek Look
Although poker-straight hair is a strict no-no, a soft, sleek look is desirable when it comes to showing off your V-cut hair. Instead of using a traditional flat iron, turn toward hair straightening brushes (ceramic hairbrushes with bristles that straighten hair as you move them through the mane) to achieve the desired look. Start with towel-dried hair that is perfectly untangled. Once the brush is heated, move it through the hair slowly and in sections to get the soft, straight look.
3. Tie Your Hair into a Chignon or Ponytail
Managing flowy hair is not always doable, in such cases, tie your V-cut hair into a soft low chignon (bun) at the nape. Because V-cut hair has so many layers in it, especially toward the face, the fringes will frame the face while the rest of the hair will be perfectly tied in a bun. This look is feminine and is great for formal occasions. A ponytail will also look good as the layers will taper into a V-shape even in a pony.
Pro Tip: Regardless of the hair type or the length of the hair, V-cut hair can be styled into a chignon, left loose, braided, and practically worn however you please.
Coloring V-Cut Hair
V-cut hair is the perfect canvas for flattering hair color. One can do a global hair color with some low lights. A balayage, which is all the rage right now, is also a good option for V-cut hair. Adding highlights in strategic sections can really lift the whole look to newer heights. Take Jennifer Lopez’s hair with blonde highlights for instance. The hair really frames the face better because of colored layers.
Ombre hair, where the color of the hair fades from dark to light from top to the bottom, also is a great look for V-cut hair. Lily Aldrige’s subtle ombre from black to brown is the perfect inspiration for someone who wants to experiment with her hair color but wants to refrain from something dramatic like blonde.
Pro Tip: A V-cut hair can really switch up your look by strategically placing sections of colored hair.
FAQs on V-cut hair
Q. How Is a V-Cut Different from a U-Cut?
A. A U-shaped hairstyle doesn’t taper like the V-cut in the end, which is more dramatic. U-cut is largely rounded, as the name suggests, toward the sides which make it look more subtle. Layers can be added in both the cuts; however, the cascading layers look better in V-cut than U-cut where the hair is preferably kept of uniform length throughout. Although both hairstyles are good for women with any type of hair, V-cut looks better on women with straight hair.
Q. What hairstyles can be created if you have V-cut hair?
A. V-cut hair can be braided, tied into a ponytail, and styled into a low-sitting chignon. It can also be left open by adding loose waves or can be made to look sleek.
Q. What does the V-cut do?
A. The V-cut hair is a great way to add more layers in the hair in a way that it ends in a V-shape at the bottom. If your hair is too thick, it is perfect for reducing the weight by taking chunks off from different sections. If you have thin hair, V-cut with layers starting from the top is good for adding some much-needed volume. Overall, it is a great haircut to add movement and depth to the look.