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Mermaid Cut

Classic Timeless Versatile

Mermaid-style long layers are a great option if you want to keep the hair’s current length. With this type of haircut, long layers are blended with the haircut’s length to create movement and add volume. You can add just a few layers to the bottom of the hair for subtle dimension or, for a more dramatic look, extend the layers up the entire length of the hair.

Cut frequency 8-10 weeks

Style the look at home

Medium
20 minutes

Towel dry hair. Use a round brush and blow dry sections of the hair, lifting at the roots and then pulling hair down near the ends. Use a large-barreled curling iron on individual sections of hair, starting at the root and twisting hair around the curling iron. Hold for a few seconds, then release. Repeat until all hair is curled. Gently comb through the curls with your fingers to release the tight curls into gentle waves. Finish the look with gel or hairspray for extra hold.

Easy
10 minutes

Towel dry hair. Apply a detangler if needed. Using a medium heat setting, blow dry the hair. Using your fingers or a flat brush, lift at the roots to create volume, then brush the rest of the hair flat. Tame flyaways with a gel or hairspray.

Medium
30 minutes

Towel dry hair. Add a curl taming cream specifically for curly hair. Let hair air dry, or use a blow dryer and diffuser while scrunching hair for added definition.

What to tell your stylist

Love this haircut? Here's what to tell your stylist so you can get this look.

“I’d like to keep her hair long and add some long layers. I’d like the bottom of the hair to be even all the way around.”

When considering a mermaid long layers haircut for your child, be sure to talk with your stylist about adding face-framing layers or bangs. These options can beautifully enhance the haircut by adding softness and a tailored look to suit your child's features.

You might also want to discuss the density and placement of the layers to ensure they complement your child's hair type and desired style, whether you're going for a subtle effect or a more dramatic layered look.

Before you head to the salon, make sure to save or screenshot these mermaid long layers haircut style notes to show your stylist. This will help clearly communicate your preferences and ensure your child gets the perfect long layers haircut.

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