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Sexy layers are dressed through the ends of these brunette locks to give the overall style subtle movement and dimension. This casual style is easy to re-create at home with the right tools and needs a little product to tame fly-away hair. Regular trims are needed to prevent split ends.
Vanessa Hudgens looks gorgeous here in a long, straight hairstyle. Having an oval face shape and high hairline, her face looks best in â€˜dos with a grown out fringe and longer layers around the chin and shoulders. This simple layered 'do creates a nice frame for her face and allows her hairâ€™s natural sleek texture to do its thing. This cut also highlights her strong cheekbones and jaw line thanks to the center part that allows the hair to drape nicely and fall past her shoulders. The center part is just right for her rounded hair line and keeps the focus on her large and expressive eyes.
Vanessa has a tanned complexion with warm undertones and striking amber eyes. This makes her suited to hair colors that have a warm base to them, like the rich mahogany brown seen here. This luxurious tone is ideal for her complexion and it brings out her eye color nicely. The slightly lighter tips gives her 'do a vibrant finish and brightens up her complexion too. This monotone shade is ideal for Vanessa's coloring and gives her strands a healthy, glossy finish.
- Scissor Cut
- Face Shape
- Hair Density
- Hair Texture
- Under 21, 21 - 30, 31 - 40, and 41 - 50
- Forehead Height
- 20 minutes
- Use a flat iron to finish this look off.
- Smoothing Shine, Lacquer, and Moisturizer
- Blow Dryer and Straightening Iron
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Apply a small amount of hair moisturizer to the palm of your hand and distribute it evenly through the mid-lengths and the ends. Moisturizer will help your hair to maintain good condition and protect your strands from heat as you style.
Using the corner of your comb and standing in front of a mirror find the middle of your nose and then drag the comb straight up slowly until you reach your hairline and then continue back in a straight manner to achieve an even middle part. A middle part is a great way to make small, round face shapes appear longer and thinner.
A paddle brush is used for detangling the hair and can be used to smooth out straight hair when blow-drying or styling. It is a must have for every household.
4. Blow-dry Using a Paddle Brush
Working in sections starting from the back, place the paddle brush close to the roots and drag it through the strands slowly, taking care not to overheat your hair. Once dry, continue to a new section, completing the back, the sides and then the top section last of all.
5. Use a Straightening Iron
When straightening your hair, first make sure that your hair is completely dry. Then, section your hair off starting from the back/nape using a comb. Straighten your hair starting from the roots and working your way down to the ends using your comb as your guide. Make sure not to leave the straightening iron in one spot for more than 3 seconds. For more information about straightening techniques click here.
Apply a very small amount of smoothing shine to the palms of your hands and then run it through the mid-lengths and ends of your hair. Be careful not to add any to the roots or a large amount to any section of the hair as smoothing shine can be very heavy on the hair, weighing it down and making it appear oily.
Lacquer is great for strong hold. A small amount is all that is required to finish and should be applied from an arms length distance to the entire style.