I had my hair cut and highlighted last week, but didn't really know what I was going for until I got to the salon. One of the other stylists had the most lovely haircut... her hair was long but had so much volume at the roots and very short layers around the top of her head with a long sweeping side parting. I asked my stylist if she could recreate that, and she told me it was known as "disconnected layers" - apparently a "more freehand style of layering for hairstyles with a lot of movement and texture". So that's what I did!
I'd never heard of this term before, but it's the cut I've ideally always wanted. My hair is still rather long and blunt cut at the ends which I like, but I now have some layers that are as short as chin length and different lengths all over. The means when the hair is waved it's nice and bouncy with lots of volume, and I no longer have the dreaded flat roots and fat ends scenario which is so common with thick long hair!
It's now so easy to twist with the straighteners, "bumpf" it up a bit and hairspray it to keep it from falling flat. All I need to master is a little backcombing. How do you keep volume in your hair?