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Reader Q&A: "I Want To Cut My Long Hair. Which Styles Are Popular Now?"

Posted 01/23/12 at 02:00PM by Audrey Fine

At My Beauty Life, we love to surround ourselves with the top thinkers in the beauty business. That's why it should come as no surprise that Michael Dueñas, the ingenious creator of HairRoomService (they come to your house to style you), serves as our resident hair expert.

We've been getting a lot of "ready for a change" hair-related questions lately, like this one from Mandy in Chicago: "My hair is long -- to the middle of my back -- and I'm ready to make a change. Last year was all about the pixie haircut. Which styles are popular now?" We checked in with Dueñas to see what he recommends.

Dueñas: You are right about the pixie cut being hot last year, but now we have moved on! Cuts that fall just past the shoulders -- as well as slightly above -- are very in at the moment. A piece-y look is a must this season, and feathery ends are in. If you are looking for a change from long hair, add some more layers and a heavy fringe, which is a perfect way to experience a dramatic change without losing your length.

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  • Posted by EricaC123 on 12/29/12 at 04:39pm


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  • Posted by flirtygirl214 on 07/06/12 at 04:09pm

    Did I. Miss something? I thought we 'd get several hairstyle ideas. But this article had very little depth to it.

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  • Posted by beautybody on 03/25/12 at 08:26pm

    I like a nice bob, but my hair is so thick that it looks like a triangle.

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  • Posted by powerwoman033 on 03/14/12 at 11:03am

    I agree with these great tips...I would add that if you cut off enough hair (10") and it is not dyed or gray, please keep a ponytail of your hair and send it to Locks of Love. I have done this and knowing that I am helping others out with my hair (of all things), is the best feeling in the world!

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  • Posted by Nicole2814 on 02/10/12 at 10:16pm


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  • Posted by kenya on 02/05/12 at 02:37pm

    i'm not into the whole feathers trend. i have super long hair that i've been thinking of cutting into a catherina zeta jones type of cut, which is kinda similar to what is recommended here

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