Ladies Cut & Color by Hair Machine
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Hair Machine of Adelaide, Australia, introduces their "Ladies Cut and Color" collection which showcases the strongest elements of women's hairstyles.
The primary looks of the styles range from maximum volume to silky-sleek and include everything from stick-straight to full-on curl looks. The hair color is just as much a feature with rich, natural bases granted depth and dimension by subtle, enhancing highlights. The hair colors are flattering and vibrant without being overtly bold or overpowering.
Seventies Inspired Hairstyle
What we have here looks to be a seventies inspired hairstyle with layers around the face and flipped-back styling. In my youth, we called these wings, and this element has reappeared often over the intervening decades.
Overall, the hair is kept long and cut to a length several inches below the shoulder, while the layers along the forward edge of the perimeter frame the face and emphasize the oval shape.
The color is a dark, toasted brown with soft threaded highlights that accentuate the sweeping curves of the side wings.
Fringe with Rounded Corners
Here we have another long hair style with a predominantly single-length haircut. The fringe is cut horizontally with rounded corners to follow the curvature of the eyes, and the forward lengths around the face are smoothly layered. All of the perimeter lengths - from the fringe to the nape area and on each side - are razor-cut for a smooth texture.
The fringe is given a light treatment, while the sides and longest lengths are more steeply textured for a light finish. The styling is smooth and straight with emphasis on maintaining the softly defined edges. The color is a rich, dark-coffee brown with caramel-toned highlights around the face creating striations that draw vertical focus.
This long-layered haircut features a weight line at eye level with steep layering and texturing below that line. The fringe area is deep and blunt cut along a curving line along the same eye level.
The hair is styled for lift at the scalp and smoothness along the top, crown and at the sides to the weight line. The lengths below the weight line are styled for high-volume with large, coiling curls in thin tendrils. The color is a rich, chocolaty brown with a very subtle milk-chocolate highlighting.
This golden blonde look starts with a layered, almost shoulder-length haircut with a long fringe. The fringe is deep as it appears that nearly the entire top section is combed forward as a fringe. The ends are point cut steeply for a softer finish at the ends.
The styling consists of directing the top/fringe section forward smoothly in a sweeping curve so that the ends swing across the eyes. The sides, crown, and back are coiled into medium-sized curls for maximum volume along the horizontal.
The hair color is a dark golden blonde with pale golden highlights that form variable-width bends of light throughout the head.
Long Curly Hairstyle
Here's another long, layered hairstyle that features an all-over, curly look. The cut features balanced layering and an angle-cut fringe with feathered ends. The hair is styled for full volume with medium-sized curls all over, though the curls at the bottom of the style are drawn out and elongated.
If the curl is natural, the look can be achieved by a judicious application of diffused blow-drying and scrunching/pulling with a light-hold product. Without natural curl, you can use a medium size appliance or rollers to create the desired curl and manipulate them as desired.
This chic, sleek hairstyle is a lovely razor-cut bob with smoothly textured ends and undercutting along the sides and nape sections of the perimeter.
There is no definitive fringe, and the hair is parted on the left side and cut to maintain the dominant and passive sides. Styling consists of a blow-out with flat-iron smoothing.
The hair's golden blonde tone is intricately threaded through with micro-thin highlights of pale beige.
Bob with Choppy Effect
Another razor-cut bob created and textured for a choppy effect. The fringe is cut at a steep angle and the forward portions of the sides taper steeply to the full side lengths. All the hair is very deeply textured to form wispy ends.
Styling consists of a blow-out using a texturing product (likely a wax-based mousse or paste) and a flat brush. The hair may be finished using a flat iron to create the smooth look and the slightly out-turned ends. The texturing product will also allow for the creation of the defined tendrils as shown.
Long Razor Cut
This long razor cut features a smoothly curved and very long fringe area and deeply razor-cut ends. The hair is styled through what appears to be a blow-dry method for smoothness and features an angled, far-right, side parting.
The color is a neutral-based dark coffee brown with "fade-in" highlights on the ends of the fringe and the leading edge of the right side hair. This creates a softly blending color shift that gives an illusion of additional transparency in the fringe hair.
The look is ideal for many women, though it would be a fairly time-intensive style for daily wear.
Hair with Frayed Ends
Warm auburn tresses are layer-cut into this wavy, leonine hairstyle. The fringe follows a subtly contouring line across the brows and is heavily chipped into to give that frayed look to the ends.
The style is built on a long blunt cut that is then layered with box layering to leave a defined cut line at the lower perimeter of the hair. The look works exceptionally well for those with naturally wavy hair, but can be crafted using large styling tools, gentle backcombing and volume-enhancing products.
The color is a warm auburn with soft streaks of beige blonde to enhance the wave and movement in the hair. The style is ultimately versatile - the curl can be kept wild and ragged for an edgier look, or can be crafted for a more tailored look if you want a polished effect.
Choppy Pixie Cut
Gamine-short, ginger-red and edgy best describe this short, choppy style. The short layers are razor cut and textured deeply for a choppy, randomized effect.
The color is deeply transitional, with a dark base topped with the ginger-red for a warmth and glow and yellow flares to give the effect of dancing flame.
To achieve the styling, simply blow-dry the hair using a texturing paste and small brush to encourage maximum lift and follow up as needed with a dab of pomade to give the ends of the pixie cut definition and added structure.
Hairstyles: Hair Machine, Adelaide, Australia
See also: Short hairstyles | Medium hairstyles | Long hairstyles