V-Shape Haircut: 15 Beautiful Ways to Style It

Need more style inspiration for your V-shape haircut? We've listed 10 ideas to try to nail the look!

You’ve recently had a V-shape haircut and now running out of ways to style it. Or you’re thinking of getting one and wondering how else could you spice it up. Either way, we’ve got your back.

The V-shape haircut is a popular look, especially for long locks. Your hair is cut into layers on ends forming a “V”, which you can best show off when laid down. But hey, this doesn’t mean things should get boring. To show you, here are ways to style this look.

1. Straight V-shape haircut

Back shot of an Asian woman with long mahogany brown hair with highlights
Add more dimension to your brown hair by getting mahogany highlights. Credit: Yindee Phuttasirayakorn

Going the sleek and straight route is a smart way to style your V-shape haircut. With this, your V-shape tips are accentuated more. To jazz it up even more, you can add a few cute hair accessories or color your hair with a trendy hue like mahogany!

Editor’s tip: Before ironing, protect your hair by spraying it with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray. Infused with keratin, this product reduces frizz and acts as a barrier from heat styling tools.

2. Bedhead V-shape haircut

V-shape haircut: back side view of a woman with teased black hair
Walk out with a ‘just woke up’ look. Credit: Shutterstock

Effortlessly stylish, the messy look also does wonders on a v-shape haircut. With just a bit of scrunching and the help of a texturizing spray, you can already rock this low-key chic style.

Editor’s tip:  Create your messy-chic look using TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray. This product has an award-winning formula that defines your hair fibers for a natural, tousled look and movement.

3. Wavy

V-Shape Haircut: back view of a woman with a wavy v-shape haircut brown hair
Layers down with waves. Credit: Shutterstock

If you want to highlight your layers more, tousling a few waves to your hair will definitely do the trick. This look will also give your hair more body as you do more curls.

Editor’s tip: Make waves that last by applying a dollop of TONI&GUY Volume Plumping Mousse on your hair to help define your waves while making your hair frizz-free, too!

4. Ombre highlights

V-shape haircut: back side view of a woman with a v-shape haircut and highlights
Highlight your style with highlights. Credit: Shutterstock

Add some streak of colors and you’ve already spiced things up big time! Choosing from brown hues to blonde shades, ombre highlights will give your hair a new look in a subtle but dramatic way.

Editor’s tip: Play with colors but keep your hair always healthy. Wash it with Cream Silk Color Protect Conditioner to keep your colors vibrant and fresh with healthy-looking gloss.

5. Dip-dyed hair

V-shape haircut: back side view of a woman with a v-shape haircut and balayage
Go for a quirky look with dip-dyed hair. Credit: Shutterstock

Want to make your V-shape haircut more striking? Go for dip-dyed hair! The contrast between light and dark colors will surely make your V-shape haircut out of the ordinary.

6. Flip-in Braid

V-shape haircut: Back shot of an Asian woman with braid hair design for long hair
Try the boho flip in braid for a different look.

If you want to switch up your everyday look, you can try on different braided hairstyles like the flip-in braid. Even with your v-shape haircut layers, braiding your hair will be easy.

Just pull a section of hair from both sides and tie them together in the middle. Pull in the ends to create the twists. Repeat these steps to create more twists downwards, but spare a thumb-long of space at the ends. Loosen the braids for more volume and body.

Editor’s tip: Coat your flip-in braid with the TONI&GUY Body Amplify Creation Hairspray to make your twists hold longer.

7. Half updo with braid

Backshot of an Asian woman with long dark hair in a half updo with braid
Sport a beautiful braided hairstyle while still showing off your V-shape haircut. Credit: Hariono Halim

A half updo with braid is also a great way of styling your hair and showcasing your V-shape haircut. This hairstyle is perfect for daytime parties, coffee dates, or when you just feel extra girly for the day.

8. Teased hair

Asian woman with long dark hair in a V-shape haircut
Got flat hair? Tease it to give more volume to your long, V-shape down ‘do. Credit: Hariono Halim

Make a long down ‘do look a bit #extra by teasing it. The added volume and height on your crown can make your hair look bouncy. This is a great hairstyling hack if you have thin hair.

9. Messy bun

Frizzy hairstyles: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with long black hair in a messy bun
In a hurry? Just put your hair in a messy bun, and you’re all set. Credit: Hariono Halim

Want to put your V-shape haircut in an updo? Go for the messy bun. Because your hair has varying lengths, you don’t need to worry about putting all your strands neatly in a bun. It’s a messy-chic hairstyle that you can rock easily!

10. Waterfall braid

Asian woman with black hair in a waterfall braid wearing a white dress outdoors
Style your V-shape haircut ln a dainty way by creating a waterfall braid. Credit: Hariono Halim

Whether you have long or shoulder-length V-shape haircut, you can wear a beautiful waterfall braid. Complement it with your favorite dress and you’re all set for a garden party or your friend’s wedding.

11. Loose V-Braid

v-shape haircut: back view of model shows her loose braid and v-shaped clip
Copy this variation to a braided hairstyle. Credit: shutterstock

This hairstyle is perfect, especially for those who love to wear braids on their hair. Yes, you can make your braids take the v-shape and the trick is simple! All you have to do is gather your hair on your crown and start braiding, making the braids looser as you go along. After 3 or 4 repetitions, clip it with a nice little clip to secure the braid. Don’t worry if your hair looks a bit messy because it adds to the overall effect.

Editor’s tip: For this hairstyle, you only need a little bit of firm hold hairspray to keep your braid in place. We highly recommend VO5 Firm Hold Hairspray because it doesn’t weigh your hair down. You’ll still get to love the feeling of your hair moving with you. 

12. Reverse V-Shape

v-shape haircut: girl is touching here neck and shows her v-shaped bracelet
Want to standout? Do the reverse v-shape haircut! Credit: Shutterstock

Most people would go for the v-shape haircut. But with the urge in you to stand out, you should opt for the reverse v-shape instead. From the name itself, the v-shape is achieved by making the sides longer than the middle part of your hair. It may look similar to the c-cut hair but the middle part should be narrower to achieve the v-shape. Trust us, you can nail this haircut! Just go to a stylist that you can trust.

13. Shoulder-length V-shape

back view of model is shown and her hair falls to her shoulders
V-shape haircuts can be done on any length. Credit: Shutterstock

Don’t worry if your hair is short and you want to have the v-shape haircut because this haircut can be done on any length of hair! But, if you have curly or wavy hair and your face is round, you might want to skip this hairstyle because it tends to expand which can add density to the face. Otherwise, it’s perfect for oval-shaped and heart-shaped faces.

14. Teased V-shaped Ponytail

back view of model's hair is shown to reveal her v-shape ponytail
Even your ponytail can take the v-shape. Credit: Shutterstock

Add oomph to your regular ponytail by teasing it till it takes the v-shape. There’s no extra work needed on this hairstyle as you just have to make a high ponytail and spray your hair with texturizing or volumizing hairspray. Wear this hairstyle when you meet with girls and watch their eyes light up when they see your hair.

15. Wavy Tips

girl is facing sideways and her v-shape haircut is shown
The V-shape haircut adds style and sophistication to an otherwise boring hairstyle. Credit: Shutterstock

Tired of your usual straight hair? Then, get that curling wand and create waves with your hair. Keep them at the tips though to keep your v-shape haircut still visible. It’s sweet and feminine and perfect for a romantic date or a movie date.

Editor’s tip: Heat-styling tools can cause damaged and brittle hair. Protect your mane by spraying it with a little TONI&GUY Heat Protection Mist. It protects your hair and also makes it shiny and smooth. 

Now, what are you waiting for? Head to your favorite salon and get a gorgeous V-shape haircut. With these 10 styling ideas and a little creativity, you’ll be rocking your hair in more ways than you can imagine.

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