- The “manta ray” haircut is trending for summer time.
- The minimize includes face-framing layers that start near the chin.
- Our editor tried the hair development and is sharing her outcomes.
I am not often one to attempt daring haircuts. 4 years in the past, I minimize my hair right into a bob and was semitraumatized by the brief size, so now I attempt to maintain my trims as minimal as doable. Whereas I received a ’90s-style haircut a number of months in the past, my layers have since grown out and my ends have been wanting dry. I knew it was time to go to the salon, so I began looking for a coiffure that may greatest go well with me and my lazy-girl life-style. I knew I wished one thing trendy however not excessive that did not require an excessive amount of time with sizzling instruments to look good.
After sifting by way of totally different choices, one factor turned abundantly clear: sea-creature-inspired hairstyles are undoubtedly in. There’s the “jellyfish” haircut, which is completely too daring for me; the “octopus” haircut, which sort of appeared like my hair a number of months in the past; after which there was the “manta ray” haircut, which appeared prefer it is perhaps good.
Though I by no means thought I might be somebody who opted for a haircut within the form of an ocean animal, the manta-ray haircut is not as on the market because it sounds. The look really simply includes face-framing layers that begin close to the chin, though 9 Zero One hairstylist Sierra Kener advised me after I went in for my appointment that it is modeled after the manta ray’s form. “The pinnacle is your half with face-framing layers or curtain bangs, which open up and form the face. The width of the physique is the layers focusing outwards to offer your hair quantity, and the size of your hair is the tail,” she mentioned.
I used to be prepared to offer it a attempt, so Kener dry-cut my hair — paying particular consideration to the layers on the entrance of my face, which might be the point of interest. As an alternative of brief curtain bangs, she minimize face-framing layers that blended a little bit deeper into my hair to offer the minimize some motion, whereas ensuring the layers have been nonetheless lengthy sufficient to tug again right into a ponytail. She then trimmed the useless ends off the remainder of my hair however made positive to maintain the size as a lot as doable.
When it got here time to model my new entrance items, Kener washed my hair and spritzed it with the InCommon Magic Myst ($35) when it was damp earlier than heat-styling. She gave me a blowout utilizing a spherical brush and styled my hair away from my face to boost the feel and layers. She additionally added a little bit of the Milbon Refreshing Dry Shampoo ($20) to my roots so as to add a little bit texture and quantity, in addition to the Oribe Tremendous High-quality Hair Spray ($42) to assist maintain the model. The ultimate consequence was a superbly bouncy minimize that appeared recent and glossy.
I’ve had my hair minimize for a little bit over every week now, and one of the best half about it (in addition to how good it appears) is how straightforward it’s to model. Getting manta-ray layers means I haven’t got to focus an excessive amount of on the underside layers; as a substitute, all I’ve to do is blow-dry my face-framing layers and put them in a velcro curler for 10 minutes, then stroll proper out the entrance door.
One other plus? Kener says this haircut is low-maintenance on the maintenance. “You will wish to get your hair trimmed each eight to 10 weeks. When the haircut begins to fall heavy and never really feel as easy, or when the entrance items fall previous the chin, it is a good indicator that it is time for a refresh.”
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