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Snip it Right! Learn How to Cut Great Layers in Your Own Hair

How to Cut Layers Into Your Own Hair
Wondering how to cut layers into your own hair? Think it's not possible? Well, think again, for this article will tell you how to do just that. Read on...
Pragya T
Last Updated: Feb 23, 2018
Layered hair cutting techniques are used to style hair and give a good textured effect to the hair. You can go to a beauty salon and ask a stylist to cut long layers in your hair. However, learning to cut layers yourself will save a lot of money, and with practice you can achieve results similar to the pros at the hail salon. Mentioned below are two methods to cut layers yourself, and some haircut ideas and tips for styling your hair.
How to Cut Layers?
Before you start to cut your own hair, shampoo the hair and use a towel to dry your hair. But don't completely dry them as damp hair should be maintained while cutting hair. Keep spraying water on your hair in case the hair dries out during the cutting process. Here are some of the basic hair cutting materials you will need, and the two ways of layering hair.
  • Scissors
  • Comb
  • Two mirrors
  • Spray bottle
  • Hair clamps
  • Hair Brush
  • Blow Dryer
Technique #1
This is a common cutting technique used for layered haircuts for all different lengths of hair. If you want to get layers in short hair, then this is the right method you need to opt for. If you have curly or wavy hair, then always consider the hair length few inches longer than the desired length, as curly or wavy hair after drying will look shorter in length.
So, part your hair in the middle, and comb them straight down. First work on the left side of the hair, and then on the right. Take a section of the hair of the left side near your chin or cheek level (whichever level you prefer), and then start snipping off the ends; then work on the lower sections, and in this manner finish cutting hair on the left side. Repeat for the right side parted section of the hair.
Technique #2
This is another quick and easy technique for cutting layers in long hair yourself. However if you want more defined edges of the hair strands then go for the above method. These hair cutting techniques work best on people with medium or long hair. For this method, sit on a chair and bend over so that the top of your head is facing towards the floor. Then use a comb and comb all your hair straight down.
The next step is most important, and should be performed with care and precision. Take the scissor, and cut your hair in a perfect straight line from left to right. People with thick hair might need more than one cut. Now, sit straight in the chair and part your hair in the middle and comb them straight and check for the layered hair effect.
Styling Tips for Your Hair
Here, are few tips to style your layered haircuts and make them even more stylish.
  • You can go for layered hairstyles with bangs, by cutting the front section of your hair near the nose level, then side part it, and snip off the ends a bit.
  • Consider running a razor on the hair strands, to get a soft wispy end effect. This gives a very stylish look to your hair, but make sure you maintain safety while handling a razor.
  • Accompany your layered hairstyle with a fringe, by cutting the front section of your hair near eyebrow level.
  • Consider trying some hair color ideas, like highlights in your hair to add more texture and style to your hairstyle.
So, what are you waiting for? Gather the stuff you need to cut your hair in layers, follow the instructions above, and cut your hair into great looking layers!
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