Are you one of the many women who would like to know how to cut layers in your own hair? It can be done affordability, easily, and quickly by following some simple rules and techniques. To begin, you must have the correct and proper tools before beginning any haircut. You will need:
1. A good pair of Hair Cutting Scissors – make sure they are sharp and the proper kind of scissors for cutting hair. They don’t need to be expensive, but they are a wise investment.
2. A set of hair clips – you will need 2-6 depending on how you want to cut your hair.
3. A ponytail holder
4. A well lit mirror
1. Decide on a TRIM or CUTNow that you have the proper tools, you need to decide if you are just giving yourself a trim or if you are going for a more drastic length cut. Knowing how to cut layers in your own hair gives you some options for lengthening time between your regular haircuts or really taking matters into your own hands to change your style. Let’s start with how to cut layers for a trim.
Trim 2.Begin by washing and conditioning your hair There is a reason they do this in the salon. Product can weigh down your hair and make it lay a way that it might not lay naturally. You will want to keep your hair slightly damp throughout the cut.
3.Shake out your hair To see where the existing layers fall. Use the clips the clip up the layers that are the shortest, starting with the top (or crown) of your head. Clip up all your hair until just the layer closest to your face is left. Follow the direction of the previous cut and trip hair about ¼ inches.
Let down the next layer and repeat the cut. Do this until you have cut all your hair. Finish by cutting the ends all over with a small angled snip just at the very tips. Pull sections in a zigzag pattern to do this and take your time. For each 2 inch section you pull, snip about 3-4 of these small angled cuts.
Shake out your hair when you are done and style as usual. If you would like to know how to cut layers in your own hair for a more dramatic look then the following steps are for you!
Again, start by washing and conditioning your hair. If you want a more subtle layer, with shorter ends on the top and sides of your hair graduating back, then you will need to gather your hair back into a ponytail at the middle back of your head. If you would like a more dramatic layering all around, then you will need to gather your hair into a ponytail more on the top of your head.
You may want to flip your head forward or bend over to gather the hair evenly for this. Next, twist the hair in the ponytail to the right. Cut off the length of hair you desire. We suggest ½ or 1 inch increments until you reach the desired length. Let go of hair and then twist the ponytail to the left. Cut off any hair that does not seem even or is sticking out of the ponytail end.
Take down the ponytail and shake out your hair. You now have your layered look! Finish by cutting the ends all over with the small angled snips at the end as described above and you are done.