Feathered hairstyles are perfect for injecting instant movement, volume, texture and depth into a variety of hair lengths. It’s all about texturising the hair, de-bulking the crown area, and creating wispy ends in order to boost natural-looking movement.
Any of the above sound like something your one-length locks need right now? Then scroll down to discover our round-up of the best feathered hairstyles you should try now.
6 Feathered hairstyles for all hair lengths and ages!
Long feathered hairstyle
Feathered hairstyles first cropped up on the style radar back in the ’70s. Since then, a number of high profile celebrities and fashion icons have embraced the look. And if you’ve got long, thick hair that lacks personality and shape, asking your stylist to adopt a feathering technique is a great way to add body and remove excess weight.
This look involves building in lots of layers throughout the front and back, then adding a slightly longer, centre-parted fringe to create a dramatic, voluminous finish. Think of it as the sleeker, more modern version of the Farrah Fawcett look.
Tip: Want to get that bouncy, fresh-out-of-the-salon effect? Try applying a few pumps of the Toni&Guy 3D Volumiser to towel-dried hair before blow-drying on medium heat, using a large round brush to ensure beautifully bouncy, long-lasting volume!
Short feathered hairstyle
Like we said, the feathering technique can be used on a variety of different hair lengths, even short hair! Ideal for giving a hairstyle extra movement and volume, feathering can also make shorter styles easier to manage and style without having to use too much product.
Undercut with a feathered fringe
It may sound a little out there, but hear us out. An undercut adds a fashion-forward edge, while feathered bangs can help soften a pixie cut, which is why this looks works a treat on those brave enough to try it out!
The messy feathered hairstyle
This season, it’s all about embracing the “just-rolled-out-of-bed” aesthetic. A popular variation of the feathered hairstyle, this look involves rigorous layering, teamed with a windswept fringe or piecey bangs in order to achieve an effortlessly messy, nonchalant vibe.
Short, feathered pixie
When it comes to adding a new dimension to shorter pixie hairstyles, feathered layers are a great way to give flat, lifeless locks a much needed volume boost by creating lots of movement and interest.
No doubt about it: 2016 is the year of the bob. The perfect base for just about any hairstyle, a feathered bob not only looks effortless, but it’s a breeze to style, too.
Looking for some inspiration? Check out Taylor Swift’s interpretation of this popular ‘do, which was surely one of the most talked about feathered hairstyles of the year. Featuring uneven lengths, undone waves and a soft, sweeping fringe, it’s fair to say that the Blank Space singer certainly nailed the look. Convinced yet? We thought you might be.
So, which one of these feathered hairstyles is your favourite?