Blunt vs layers: the best looks for hair extensions

When it comes to styling your hair extensions, the possibilities are infinite, however it’s important to get your new locks cut into a style and shape that suits your individual look – it’s the age-old debate of which is better, blunt or layered haircuts?

Depending on your face shape, natural hair thickness and even hair colour, certain lengths and finishes will work better than others. Read on to find out more about each one…


Great for making bold statements, blunt haircuts can work for a variety of styles. Often used for the likes of long bobs (lob) and mid length or shoulder length hair, this striking look involves keeping your hair one length with a clear, defining finish. This style works best if you have naturally straighter hair as it’s easier to achieve clean, slick ends.

Big, block colours as worn by the likes of Jessie J, Jessica Alba and Taylor Swift keep blunt haircuts looking strong, giving the appearance of thick, healthy and glossy hair. Best suited to oval-shaped faces, this look works both with and without a fringe, with Great Lengths hair extensions providing the thickness needed throughout your hair to keep your locks looking full, sharp and glamorous.

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A celebrity favourite, long, layered hair is worn by A-Listers across the globe. Great for showcasing multi-tonal colour and ideal for those with naturally wavy or curly hair, layers help make the most of hair movement and avoid longer styles from becoming too heavy or blocky.

Take inspiration from the likes of Kim Kardashian and Jessica Biel, and add subtle highlights using Great Lengths to break up darker hair colours, showcasing the different lengths and textures in your cut.

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Why not book a free consultation with one of our Great Lengths Extensionists to talk through which style would work best for you?

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