I took the Keri Russell picture with me and the stylist said it was called at a "stack." She left the top layers pretty long to give it weight. I hope that makes sense. I have the same problem with my hair falling forward. I feel like a mop sometimes -- I don't really have a part, it just falls in all directions equally the way a mop does when you hold it upside down. I think I just pushed it back for the picture. I also had more height because I diffused my hair at the salon (she's a friend of my mom's, she cut my hair while my mom's color was processing, so I then styled it using her products). I put in a leave-in conditioner (I don't remember which one) mixed with some biosilk silk therapy and combed through. I then applied some Matrix Styling Glaze (my mom's HG BTW) and diffused, alternating between upside down and rightside up.
I just went off CG, so I just went back to my old styling products...Paul Mitchell The Conditioner and Paul Mitchell Hair Sculpting Lotion. However, my hair deosn't look too good today.
I don't remember what products I used in the before picture, but it may have been PM The Conditioner, some Aveda Brilliant Frizz serum stuff (not sure on name), and biolage gelee.