TV’s Miley Cyrus is a beautiful young girl who appears destined to become a beautiful woman in
time. She’s already got hair that many women three times her age would kill for. Her chestnut-colored tresses are styled in long,
silken coils. The star of ABC Family Channel’s “Hannah Montana” (about a pre-teen pop star who treats her off-stage persona like a
secret identity) has made big splash among American young people and their parents who appreciate the more wholesome values displayed
by her character. Her father, country music star Billy Ray (Achy-Breaky Heart) Cyrus, plays her dad/manager on the show.
Miley’s look is one of classic beauty, very down-to-earth and girl-next-door. Her ultra-long
hair is both satiny and romantic and definitely a feature of its own.
The style shown hasn’t seen much interplay with scissors, apart from maintenance trims to
keep the hair looking healthy, smooth and free of split-ends. The ends of the hair are layered in the “long-layered” technique (most
likely lifted to 180-degree elevation and cut using a horizontal cutting line). The layering is important (despite the extreme length
of the hair) to prevent an overabundance of bulk when the hair is curled. The layering allows the hair to distribute even levels of volume.
Working with hair that is this length will require that the hair be sectioned into at least 4
separate parts before any cutting is performed. The hair will almost certainly need to be shampooed and carefully conditioned prior to
cutting to enable easier combing, sectioning and prevent the hair from tangling and snagging while being cut.
You will also most likely need to have the individual sit on a low stool or child-sized
chair or perhaps even a cushion placed on the floor in order to allow you to lift the hair to the proper elevation and still be able to cut it comfortably and correctly.