Essanelle Hairstyles Trends

Hair trends
 
Trendy hairstyles for long, medium length and short hair, created by Essanelle.

Short Razor-cut

Short razor-cut hair with a side parting
 
This short-and-sassy razor-cut look is perfect for those with fine-to-medium-textured straight hair. The hairstyle features a soft, side parting with steeply-angled and deeply textured bangs.
 
The layering is heavily textured to give a wispy finish to the ends of the hair. After the cut and blow-dry, a dab of product can be worked through the hair to give a bit of added definition.
 

Chunky Razor-Cut Hairstyle

Short razor cut bo hairstyle with chunky ends
 
Here is a variation on the classic bob cut style, great for straighter hair types. This short hairstyle features chunky, razor-cut ends. The style offers a contrast between the cleanly-defined line of the bangs (horizontal, blunt cut) and the bristly-look of the razored-ends on the sides. The style is blown-out and styled with a texturing product.
 

Short & Curly Hairstyle

Short hairstyle for curly hair types
 
This wild and free hairstyle is great for curly hair types. It's a short, textured style with soft, texturing on the sides and nape area and cleanly-defined curls in a controlled-chaos-type arrangement.
 
The cut is tapered on the sides and back, and textured by point-cutting the hair to give added definition. The hair is styled by drying it with a diffuser attachment and the curls are defined using a small amount of styling wax.
 

Short Tapered Haircut

Short tapered haircut with a side parting
 
Here we have a beautifully tapered haircut designed for those with mildly-wavy thick hair with medium texture. The cut is based on a "circle cut" with extra length in the upper layers, a side parting, and notch-cut, side-swept bangs.
 
The style is dried using a blow-dryer with a strong hold styling gel and round brush. Finish the look and add definition by misting with hairspray and gently brushing flat any fly-away strands.
 

Jagged Layering

Mid-length hairstyle with jagged layering
 
This is a soft, razor-cut mid-length hairstyle with a two-tiered look. The upper layers are blended into the lower length using slightly jagged layering for a soft, slightly-ragged look. It's a great cut for women with medium to fine textured hair, and straight to mildly-wavy hair types.
 
The style is best achieved using a blow-dryer with styling gel, and a dab of styling wax to add definition and hold to the strands.
 

Bob with Perfect Smoothness

Classic straight bob with perfect smoothness
 
The classic bob gets an up-date in this beautifully executed style. This is a fantastic cut for fine-to-medium textures of hair that is straight. The cut features a center part and narrow fringe with a clean, horizontal cut along the bangs, and a clean, even weight-line that is softened from the underside using a razor tool.
 
The hairstyle is finished by blow-drying using a firm-hold styling gel and round brush to make things as straight as possible, and finishing it off using a flat-iron to give the perfect smoothness.
 

Bob with Softened Ends

Medium length bob with softened ends
 
Another bob-inspired medium length haircut. This is a one-length design with an off-center parting and razor-softened ends. The cut is ideal for medium-to-fine, straight hair types.
 
The style should be executed with the blow-dryer to give some root-lift and flat iron straightening to give a smooth finish. Use a light-hold styling gel or mousse so that the hair is mobile and not overly stiff.
 

Long with a Sleek Finish

One-length hairstyle for long sleek hair
 
This is a one-length hairstyle, cut with horizontal bangs that curve to blend into the side lengths and is razor-cut to soften the subtle layering that frames the face. It's a great cut for those with thick, medium-to-fine hair that is straight.
 
The style is best executed using a blow-dryer and flat paddle brush to blow the hair straight, and a flat iron for a sleek finish. Use a smoothing/anti-frizz serum and light-hold styling gel for lightweight control that still allows for free movement in the hair.
 

Layered Look

Long layered hairstyle for wavy hair
 
Here's a long layered look for those with wavy hair types. This hairstyle features a center parting and horizontal fringe, while the majority of the length is layered and styled to maximize the hair's natural wave (or extra wave can be added).
 
The style is executed using a diffused blow-dryer with volumizing mousse, and a combination of large round brush and finger manipulation (scrunching). A dab of added styling product is used to help add definition and control fly-aways.
 

Textured Hairstyles

Textured hairstyles
 
These two hairstyles are heavily-textured, layered styles designed to maximize the natural wave of the hair. They are great for those with wavy hair types. The cut is best styled using a diffused hair-dryer and the fingers to scrunch and arrange the curls.
 
A strong-hold styling gel can be used to give maximum control, and a styling wax used for added definition.
 

Short Face Framing Hairstyle

Short hairstyle with layering at the sides
 
Medium-wavy types will love the playfulness of this short hairstyle. The razor-cut style features a weighted line and texture to frame the face; the layering at the sides and back give movement and added energy to the style.
 
It features an off-center parting and is blow-dried using a round brush, then finished using a dab of product to control fly-away hairs.
 

Pixie-Inspired Haircut

Short pixie haircut with close smooth styling
 
This gamine-short, pixie-inspired haircut is perfect for medium to coarse and wavy to straight hair types. The cut features a side parting, slightly angled fringe and close, smooth styling. Create this look using a blow-dryer and styling wax/mousse and a bristled brush. A light mist of spray and a wide tooth comb adds a touch of definition to the finished style.
 

High-Volume with Curls

High-volume hairstyle with a mass of curls
 
This mass of curls is the result of a long-layered cut and high-volume styling with a diffused dryer and scrunching using a styling mousse and the fingers to separate and define specific curl direction and position. A light mist of hairspray will allow for added definition to the curls and give some hold to the hair.
 

Back-Angled Side Parting

Long hairstyle with a back-angled side parting
 
Sleek, smooth curves define this long layered hairstyle. With its back-angled side parting and gently-curved strands the look is sweet, yet sophisticated. The fringe is cut with a curving line and the hair is layered on the lower third of the length.
 
Razor-texture and styling with a blow-dryer and sculpting wax allows for the creation of the tendrils that gently curve outward and frame the face.
 

Chunky Layers

Medium hairstyle with chunky layers and a curved fringe
 
This blond cap of silken strands is the result of a medium long blunt cut with heavily-textured, razor-cut, chunky layers. The off-center parting and curved fringe area emphasize the softness of the styling.
 
The style is best created using the lightest styling products available, along with a blow-dryer and paddle brush to keep the hair straight. A very slight dab of styling gel worked through the hair at the scalp level will add a touch of definition to the hairstyle without losing the softness of the overall style.
 

Style for Curly Hair

Short hairstyle for curly hair
 
Here's another short style for those curly hair types. Angled cutting lines create a look with extra length in the top and crown areas that tapers to the sides and neck.
 
The mass of curls are textured using a steep-notching technique, and styled using a diffused dryer and scrunching with finger combing to create the controlled-mass you see. A soft misting of spray and a pat will minimize frizz and fly-away strands.
 

Funky Hairstyle

Funky hairstyle with heavily razored ends
 
Add one more hairstyle to the list for the straight and fine-textured hair types. The back-angled side parting and the heavily razored ends create a fun and funky style. Blow-dry the hair upward on the sides and back to maximize the volume, use a strong-hold gel and work around the perimeter with a styling wax to create the micro-fine detailing of the strands.
 

Shaggy Hairstyle

Short and shaggy hairstyle
 
This asymmetrical hairstyle is not for the feint of heart. This short, shaggy style increases in length to the top of the head and is razor cut for a soft, textured look. The style is finished using a blown-dry styling and sculpting wax to direct the hair into the casual chaos you see here.
 

Wind-Blown Look

Wind-blown hairstyle with box layering
 
Fine-textured, platinum locks look wild in this blunt cut with tons of box layering. The hairstyle features a horizontal fringe line and lots of razor texture making for a soft finish in this wind-blown style. (Note that this cut can be styled to create an ultra-sleek bob cut, for a dramatic, yet sophisticated look.)
 

Shaggy Styling

Playful medium hair with shaggy styling
 
This is a flashback to the days of the mop-top cut with a hint of shaggy styling and more than a touch of razor-cut texture. The soft lines framing the face from the fringe to the sides make this hairstyle playful, while being current.
 
The style should be blown-out for maximum volume and finger-styled with a dab of product to create some definition and direction to the ends of the hair.
 

Bob with Texture

Short hairstyle for fine straight hair
 
This short hairstyle is a great one for fine straight hair types and features a woven parting line and chunky beveling. The effect is of a bob cut with added texture and movement. The style is executed using a blow-dryer with paddle brush to create straight locks which are defined using styling gel and wax for added definition and hold.
 

Long Face Framing Hairstyle

Long face framing hairstyle for straight fine hair
 
This long hairstyle is perfect for fine and straight hair types. The horizontal fringe and angled layers framing the face are razor-textured and give the look a softness and sexy femininity. Style this haircut by using a very light styling product and smoothing balm with a blow-dryer and flat paddle brush. To give a smooth finish, follow through with a flat iron.
 

Choppy Short Hairstyle

Short choppy hairstyle for wavy coarse hair
 
Here's a look for you wavy-haired and coarser hair types. This modified circle cut features a side parting and long, curved bangs. The layered ends are razor-cut for added texture and a choppy look.
 
The hair is best styled with a blow-dryer and round brush to bend and direct the ends of the hair as desired, followed by a finger-combing of styling wax to add definition and extra control.
 

Short and Sleek

Classy short and sleek hairstyle
 
This is a classy, short and sleek hairstyle reminiscent of the old "page-boy" style, perfect for fine-to-medium texture, straight-to-wavy hair types. The side-angled parting follows a curved fringe and cleanly defined cut line at the sides and nape.
 
The style is executed by blow-drying with a paddle brush using a styling gel and possibly flat ironing if needed for added smoothness. The light misting of hairspray and a gentle pat with the fingers will help control frizz and fly-away strands.
 
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