When we talk haircuts, it's not just horizontal trims that add flair to a style. Lateral and vertical cuts, thinning the hair and adding movement to the length, are just as important. Without them, we wouldn't be able to create volume on long, tapered hair.
The long tapered cut: a hairstyle in 3D
According to Delphine Courteille, hairstylist for L'Oréal Professionnel, 'The long tapered cut is timeless. It's a hairstyle basic, in the salon and the studio!' The secret to its appeal? The subtle volume the tapering creates. Those who've taken the plunge never look back! Think the 'Rachel Cut' from Friends.
A universal cut, perfect with waves
Adding waves to tapered hair gives volume and movement, according to Delphine Courteille. Even better, she says, 'This cut can be worn on all face shapes. However, be careful with naturally fine hair: if it's over tapered it can look thin.' And if you skip regular trims, as she kindly reminds us, you are at very grave risk of 'an 80s effect'!
The ideal base for contrasting hair colours
Whether ombré, 'babylights' or even regular highlights, Delphine recommends contrasting colours, aka two-tone, on long tapered hair. Thanks to this cut's natural movement, further complemented by waves, the light flickers off lighter shades. As for styling, our specialist recommends using texturising products like Beach Waves by L'Oréal Professionnel.