How to Cut a Layers
There are different ways of cutting layers and the goal of each cut is different. The goal of this cut is to look like the person has “bobbed” their hair, but not completely. This type of layered haircut is also known as an A-line cut. This cut can make your own hair appear longer and fuller. The length of these layers vary depending on how long you would like your hair to be.
In order to achieve this look, you need to start with a straight middle part. You should begin by parting the top layer of your hair from the middle layer. If you want more curved layers, keep sectioning off more middle layers until you reach the desired shape. Then, comb the top layer forward and continue parting it from the middle layer until you reach the front section of your hair.
Tie a clip around the top layer to hold it in place and then comb out any knots or tangles in both layers of your hair. Use a flat iron or curling iron to smooth out both layers.
After even out the ends from both layers, remove the clip from your top layer and lightly place it back into place on its own strand of hair with a small amount of hairspr
How to cut layers is really easy. The hard part is in the preperation. A couple things will help you when cutting layers. Trim your ends, and use a smoothing treatment before cutting your layers.
To properly cut layers, start with dry hair. Get it big and fluffy. This helps you see where you want your layers to be placed at. Take small sections and point cut them, this will give you a soft, natural look, which is what we are looking for. Don’t just hack away at your hair. Make sure you don’t take too much off the bottom layer, that way you can still do cute updos with it!
To get the look shown above, you will want to cut on an angle up to 1/2-3/4 inch wide. Here is an example of what they should look like when they are done:
This is a basic guide to cutting layers. Layers are very versatile and can be cut in many different ways. Here I will show you the most common way, which gives a relatively blunt edge to the layers. This is because some layers can be quite blunt at the bottom and gradually get longer towards the top of the head, while others can have very sharp and dramatic pieces.
Dividing your hair up into sections
Start by making a diagonal line across your head, from ear to ear and then split this into two new sections for cutting, one on either side of this line. With this line as a guide, it is best to keep your neck area out of the picture as much as possible!
To cut layers you want to take a section of hair and split it into two parts. If the hair is very straight, then you can use your fingers to split the hair into two strands. However, if the hair is curly, you will need to use a pair of scissors.
To get a smooth, layered look, take one strand and comb it out with a brush. Then hold the strand up against the head so that it is parallel with the floor. Cut the strand at a 45 degree angle so that you have both long and short pieces of hair. Repeat this process on all strands of the person\’s hair in order to achieve a layered look.
Layers are a great way to add texture and/or volume to your hair. They can be very flattering and quite simple to do at home. It’s really just a matter of cutting the hair shorter in some areas, while leaving it long in others.
To get the look you want, you’ll need a good set of hair shears (I recommend this set*), a fine-toothed comb, and the ability to make quick decisions about what is going to look best. Don’t overthink it — this is not rocket science, just hair art!
Step 1: Start with clean, dry hair. You can use a leave-in conditioner if you have particularly unmanageable or curly hair. I have straight, fine hair so I don’t bother with this step.
Step 2: Section off the top layer of your hair from your forehead down. This area should be about an inch wide, especially if you have short hair. The lower the layers on your head will be, the shorter they will be as well.
Step 3: Take your comb and begin to separate out individual hairs that are going to fall in the bottom layer of your cut. You want to comb out all the tangles so that each strand is loose enough
Layers are cut differently depending on the desired effect.
A layered haircut gives the hair more volume and makes it easier to style. It can also make longer hair look shorter. A layered haircut is created by cutting the hair in different directions, leaving some pieces longer than others.
Tell your stylist/barber which type of layers you’re looking for before she starts cutting. This will help ensure that you get the specific look you want.
If you have a wavy or curly hairstyle, you may want layers that add body without giving too much length to otherwise difficult-to-manage hair. A good stylist or barber will know how to do this.
If you have naturally straight hair, you’ll want layers that make your hair appear fuller with a little bit of added texture and wave.
Haircutting is a science, an art, and a skill. The science of haircutting is called trichology. Trichology is the study of what makes your hair grow, and what makes it fall out.
The art of haircutting is knowing which haircut matches which face shape and hair texture. There are many factors to consider when you cut a new haircut.
The skill of cutting hair can only be obtained with practice. Haircutting is not difficult, but it does take time to learn the techniques and develop the hand eye coordination needed to cut consistently well.
The final product will look very different depending on the hair texture (straight, kinky or frizzy), type of trim (shape up, edge up or line up) and desired look you want for your hair (texture, length or density).