The Water Drop
The cut: The water drop
Description: This look is featured around long, layered curls. "It still shows shape, so you don't look like a Christmas tree," explained Sergio Delgado, senior stylist at Devachan LA. "But keep it heavy and more tamed. Take just enough weight out of your curls to round out the bottom. Create a softer look that still frames your face."
What to ask for at the salon: "Tell your stylist you want to preserve your length but still have shape," he said. "Ask for the shortest bits of face framing to sit no higher then your chin, and that helps create a visual guide for your longer layers."
Styling tip: "Because the layers are longer, you don't want to use such heavy strong-hold products. The weight of the hair will help. Style with a good cream-based product such as DevaCurl SuperCream Coconut Curl Styler ($28). Try to air-dry as much as possible. Play with different side or center parts, and watch how the shape changes! For a bigger look, use a light gel such as DevaCurl Light Defining Gel ($44), diffuse, shake, and embrace your volume!"