How to Cut Layers in Hair

layers in hairLonger hair is on trend this season and as such it is important for those considering the style to also consider using layers to break up expanses of hair that can become boring and difficult to style and care for. Many people ask how to cut layers in hair, or what makes layers beneficial and these following tips can make all the difference. The first benefit to having layered hair is that it often complements natural texture. Hair that is wavy or curly is never flattering when all one length because this natural texture creates bulk that is difficult to work with and that does not let hair lay flat.

Cutting layers can help to break up the natural texture and take away some of the bulk that makes naturally wavy or curly hair difficult to style.

Cutting Layers in 3 Steps

  • The first step to cutting layers is to determine what length layers are going to work best with your hair. This is determined through length of your hair overall, the texture of your hair, and the effect you want to get. Hair that is above the shoulders should have longer layers as short layers tend to add a lot of bulk around the crown and can make hair stick out. Hair that is middling in length can have either middle length layers or even long layers. Longer hair should stick with longer layers.
  • Measure the sections. With this second step it is important to figure out how many layers you want in hair. The number of layers affects the size of each section that is to be cut. For those that want lots of layers the sections can be larger. For those that want a few layers the sections should be smaller.
  • Cut the layers. This step is a bit trickier as users have to figure out what angle to cut hair at. The first step is to section off a length of hair going from the crown to as close to the base of the neck as possible. Users should then pull the hair taught toward the ceiling and begin to cut the layers. Cutting from the top of the section to the bottom is the best way to go.

Why Layers in Hair?

Layers are perfect for any hair type for several reasons but the first and most important is that it adds dimension and definition to the face. Having layers cut into any hair style can rejuvenate the look and can add great body and volume. On the whole, layers are universally flattering and look great with just about any hair style. They are also incredibly easy to have done and can make any hair style brand new again. The beauty industry is one of the most vibrant and most profitable industries today. You too can join this industry by taking one of our many beauty courses. Barbering is one of the courses we offer at Evergreen Beauty College, call us on (425) 643-0270 for more details.

Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

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9 months ago

Hey, Thanks for sharing how to cut layered haircut-

9 months ago

Amazing article about haircuts. I will definitely try on hair extensions.