Layers aren’t always easy to get right. You go into the hair salon with a picture of long subtle layers but leave with the choppy “Rachel” haircut. In this post we will help guide you to the perfect layers for your straight or wavy hair texture. Take these photos into the salon with you when you go in for your next visit.
Blunt Cut (No Layers)
Yes, this is a post about layers but layers aren’t always the best option. A blunt cut is best for making fine hair look thicker and anyone who likes to wear their hair straight. Ask your stylish for:
- A blunt cut that is above shoulder-length
- NO layers
- Ask your stylist to help you decide if a chin-length or slightly longer is best for your face shape
Note: If you have a lot of fine hair, you might need to opt for an undercut in the back so it doesn’t look too bulky or “mushroom-like”.
A blunt cut can leave a “triangle” or mushroom shape, particularly if it’s thick or plentiful. If you prefer to part your hair in a variety of ways or tousling your hair by running your fingers through your hair, then subtle, short layers can guarantee it falls perfectly to one side every time and also add some volume. Ask your stylist for:
- Subtle layers added to the cut that you want
- Short layers means that the distance between one layer and the next is minimal (short distance)
- Your face shape and hair type will depend where and how many layers you get.
- Ask your stylist if they think that your layers should only be around your face, around your entire head or in certain spots.
- Tell your stylist if you prefer a subtler look or choppy layers.
If you want more volume and you have a lot of hair, then textured layers are for you. These types of layers give you that tousled and effortlessly messy hairstyle. These are particularly good for ladies that love their natural wavy texture and prefer air-drying their mane. Ask your stylist to:
- Remove weight by thinning out your hair
- Add texture through subtle undercutting to give your hair more texture at the ends
Similar to the layers mentioned above, but these layers are often cut with a razor to give you major texture. However, razor cutting isn’t right for every hair texture so ask your expert if she recommends it. If you’re trying to bring out some natural waves in your hair, love wearing your hair down or have soft face-framing bangs then ask your stylist to:
- Cut your hair with a razor
- Remove unwanted bulk by adding more layers
Piecey Layers with a Blunt Edge
If you have fine to normal hair texture and you want to grow it out. Or you want a little more waves without too drastic of a cut then just opt for these subtle layers. Ask your stylist for:
- A blunt cut on the bottom
- Piecey layers throughout the length
- A look that looks good both blow-dried or air-dried, curly or straight