Ashanti, Angela Simmons grow to great lengths

    Both Ashanti and Angela Simmons have been spotted out and about with long, dark locks cut with face-framing layers. If you’re thinking about adding some hair, or snipping what you have, consider these options.

     

    If you’re thinking about adding some hair, or snipping what you have, consider this:

    Both Ashanti and Angela Simmons were spotted out and about with long, dark locks cut with face-framing layers. If you’re thinking about adding some hair, or snipping what you have, consider this:

    Cutting your hair
    : This style is best when your hair is long enough to reach your bra-strap because then you have lot of room for full layers. We’d never advise you to try this at home (major hair changes should always be left to the professionals), so if you’re ready for the change, head on over to your stylist! You can also create a simulated layered look with a large Marcel curling iron. We found a great video to give you the blow-by-blow:

     

     


    Weaving layers: Tracks are a great way to add a little length and try this style. So-called sewn-in tracks are best, since they protect your hair and don’t come with the added risk of applying adhesives to the hair. Again, it’s something for your stylist to sort out, as too-tight braiding and inexperienced weaving can cause problems, including baldness around your hairline. The key to natural-looking weave is high-quality hair. Always choose human hair and use this trick when choosing the brand: Have the store clerk show you his best options in your price range, then pull them out of the bag and tug a little. The weave that sheds the least is probably the best quality for your buck.

     

    Wig out: Celebs and their wigs are a match made in heaven, so take a page out of their book and experiment with a whole new look. Like weave, it’s so important to get human hair. We spoke with celebrity stylist GerardDure, who offered this advice, "There are fantastic wigs. As far as American wigs, I like Drury, Sensationnnel wigs." He also explained that "a wig is really how it looks on your head. It can look fantastic on the mannequin, but most people’s heads are not that size. You have to stretch it and it has to shape to your face."

    –Whitney Teal

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