A V haircut is a common style distinguished by longer hair in the back, and shorter hair in the front and on the sides. Many stylists believe this haircut is very flattering on most people, and it can be cut either long or short. Unlike some other types of haircuts, it is very easy to achieve.
Hair at the back of the head is typically a little longer on a person with a V haircut. In contrast, hair on the sides and at the front is usually a little shorter. This look is achieved by cutting the hair at an angle, from the back of the hair up toward the front. The result will typically result in the hair in the back forming a v-shape.
This style can be used for both long and short hair. Like other haircut styles, there are a number of factors that may determine which length is best for a particular person, including a person's height, face shape, and hair texture. Many salon experts typically believe that a long V haircut should be reserved for tall people, although it can also help balance out the shape of a round or heart-shaped faces. Women with curly hair should also opt for a longer haircut, since this can help minimize frizziness and poofiness.
Individuals with fine hair, on the other hand, should opt for a shorter style, since the weight of long hair can weigh down locks. Short women should also opt for a shorter haircut, since longer styles can possibly cause them to appear childish. Women with oblong faces also typically look best with short hair.
Layers can also be added to either a long or short V haircut. Short, choppy layers, although considered by some to be very stylish, can be a bit hard to maintain. Longer layers, on the other hand, are typically much easier to maintain, and often take less time to style.
When getting this type of haircut, most people will opt to have a professional do it to minimize the possibility of a hair disaster. Since most professional stylists already know what a V-shaped haircut is, all a person usually has to do is ask for one. She will then usually need to indicate how long she wants her hair on her back, sides and front. The stylist may also ask her if she wants layers or bangs.