How to Cut Curly Hair in Layers

Curly-haired girls, rejoice! You can get layers without losing any of your curl pattern.

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Cutting Curly Hair in Layers

Curly hair is best cut in layers. Layers help to remove weight, add texture and shape to your curls. When cutting curly hair in layers, be sure to ask your stylist for face-framing layers. Face-framing layers will help to soften your features and add dimension to your hair.

Decide on the Length

The first thing you need to do is decide how short or long you want your layers to be. If you want short layers, then you will need to use small cutting scissors. If you want longer layers, then you will need to use shears.Once you have decided on the length, you will need to determine where you want the layers to start and end. For example, if you want short layers, you may want them to start at your chin and end at your shoulders. If you want longer layers, you may want them to start at your ears and end at your waist.

Cut the Underlayer

Start by cutting the hair that is underneath the top layer. This hair should be cut into a shorter layer so that it does not stick out and cause the top layer to appear bulky. Use either scissors or thinning shears to create this shorter underlayer.

Next, move on to cutting the top layer of hair. Start by sectioning off the hair that you want to cut into a ponytail. Then, use either scissors or thinning shears to cut the hair in this section into layers. Remember to angle the scissors or shears so that you are cutting at a slight angle. This will help to create layers that are less likely to appear choppy.

Cut the Top Layer

Start by dampening your hair with a spray bottle filled with water, then comb it out thoroughly with a wide-tooth comb. Next, use scissors to cut the top layer of your hair into uniform, horizontal layers. The number of layers you cut will depend on how curly and voluminous your hair is- start with two or three layers and see how it looks.cut each section of hair at a slight angle so that the layers blend together seamlessly.

Cutting Long Curly Hair in Layers

Curly hair is notoriously difficult to cut, but layers are a great way to add texture and shape to your hair. When cutting curly hair in layers, be sure to start with small, minor cuts. You can always go back and make the layers bigger, but you can’t make them smaller once you’ve cut them. Also, be sure to use a sharp pair of scissors to avoid damaging your hair.

Decide on the Length

Before cutting your hair, you’ll need to decide on the length of the layers. will you want short layers, or long layers? What about in-between? It’s best to try a few different styles before settling on one. You can also ask your hairstylist for advice on what would look best with your face shape and hair type.

Cut the Underlayer

Start by working on the bottom layer of your hair. Curly hair can be divided into sections by parting it down the middle and then making a horizontal parting from ear to ear. Cut about an inch above the eyebrow to ensure that the layers will frame your face nicely. When cutting curly hair, make sure to snip vertically rather than horizontally. This will help you avoid creating uneven layers.

Cut the Top Layer

Start by cutting the top layer of your hair. Separate this layer from the rest of your hair by using a comb to create a clean line from your forehead to the nape of your neck. If you have bangs, you’ll want to cut them as well. When cutting bangs, be sure to pull some strands forward so you can see how they will lay when styled. Cut them shorter in the front and progressively longer towards the back.