Hair Layering 101 Which Layered Hairstyle Are You, “Should I add layers to my haircut?”  Like most questions regarding hair, the answer is “It depends” You might be surprised to hear that the vast majority of today’s haircuts have at least a little bit of layering.  Layering can do a lot of different things in a haircut depending on how and where on the head it’s done. Check out these photos and tips to discover which layered hairstyle is for you!

Enhance curl or wave by gently removing weight that is pulling it down, plus can take the corners off of the “triangle” that curly hair becomes when it’s all one length.

Layering tends to work well for all but the finest, thinnest hair types, which can tend to “fall apart” when too much weight is removed.   Now, let’s look at some of the pros and cons of adding layering to your cut.

Still not sure if layering is right for you?  A trained, experienced stylist can help you evaluate whether or not it’s a good idea to go for it. Before you head to the salon for a chat with a pro, there are a few general types of layering you should know

Vertical Similar to uniform, hair is sectioned, held, and cut vertically, leaving more length and weight on the top, collapsing the sides and bottom .

Pick a focal point on your face that you’d like to emphasize eyes, cheekbones, corner of lip, etc; this is a great place to start the shortest point of faceframing layers.

If your hair is fine but you’d like movement in your otherwise blunt cut, your stylist can deeply point cut your hair just through the top section – this will give an illusion of layering without taking away important fullness from the overall shape.

For salon results at home, follow your stylist’s product and tool recommendations and ask them to show you exactly how to style your new layers at home.

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