Hair layering - when does it work?
Hair layering is a hair cutting method that gives the hair the effect of lightness, volume, and ensures the hairstyle is shaped properly. All this with just the right cut! For many years, women have loved this type of cut, but it isn’t suitable for everyone. Hair layering should be matched to the type of hair strands by a professional stylist. So who does layered hair suit and how to style it properly?
What is hair layering?
Hair layering is a technique for cutting strands of hair in layers. The stylist moves gradually from one length to the other, leaving the longer hair underneath and shortening it at the top layers. Such a hairstyle gives incredible lightness and makes the hair optically thicker and lifted at the roots. In addition, it "takes" the weight off the ends of the hair, bringing relief to frizzy strands. At the same time, your hair will be possible to style in a variety of ways.
Hair layering techniques
Hair layering has become such a fashionable haircutting technique that many different cutting methods have emerged. It should be matched to the density, porosity or general condition of the strands. Hair layering techniques properly selected by an experienced hairdresser will make your hair voluminous and lightweight and you won't even need to style them. The following hair layering methods are commonly used:
- Blunt layering - lifts the hair from the root and gives it the right volume;
- Feather layering - smooths the hair and holds it closer to the skin;
- Hair thinning is a method that complements hair layering and is perfect for heavy and thick strands. With the help of special scissors, the stylist gets rid of excessively weighed down and heavy hair. However, it is a technique that raises a lot of controversies today because scissors don't cut the strands but bend and break them, which can excessively frizz the hair. For this reason, thin, brittle and damaged hair isn't suitable for this type of technique;
- Layering from the top - means layering, where the difference between the top and bottom strands is clearly marked;
- Thinning out - is the slant cut of the ends of the hair to create a triangular effect.
Hair layering techniques should be selected by an experienced hairdresser according to the texture of the hair, the direction of hair growth, the shape of the face and even the figure of the woman. A properly layered hairstyle may not only give lightness to the hairstyle but also change the proportions of the face and the whole figure, drawing attention away from other things, such as troublesome parts of the body.
Who is layered hair good for?
Layered hair is an extremely fashionable hairstyle for women, however, it won't work for everyone. Unfortunately, many hairdressers don't talk about it, which later leads to a situation where the layered hairstyle doesn't look good and hair only causes more problems. So who is layered hair good for? As a matter of fact, it's a great choice for any hair type, as long as it has sufficient volume. This method is ideal for heavy, thick hair that is difficult to style and tame. As a result, the layered hairstyle gives the right shape to our face and also increases the volume of the strands. By layering curly and thick hair, you can get an even tighter twist without having to use any additional cosmetics. You have to be careful, though. If you have curly hair, some layering techniques will make your life harder instead of easier. That's why it's worth relying on an expert's suggestions.
Who isn't hair layering good for? Thin hair is not suitable for layering because the effect will be quite the opposite. The strands will become excessively thinned, which doesn't look good. For women with thin strands, other methods are suggested to achieve beautiful, lush and healthy-looking hair. Natural hair extensions will help you create the hairstyle of your dreams, making you feel more confident and feminine. Particularly popular and fashionable methods are nano tip hair extensions and keratin hair, thanks to which you can forget about brittle and fragile hair that is difficult to manage. Hair extensions are ideal for women with thin strands that shouldn’t be layered at all. Hair layering is also not recommended for women who love updos, especially braids, as shorter strands will come out unruly. The same is true with very straight strands - layering the hair can only "curl" it in different directions, which will have to be fixed with a straightener or curler.
Layered hair - how to style it?
Layered hair is easy to style, in fact, it doesn’t have to be styled at all if cut by an experienced stylist. To emphasize the effect, you can use cosmetics that add volume or those that will help you get slightly wavy hair. It's worth remembering to blow-dry your hair with the right brush to lift the hair at the roots. You can also use a straightener or a curler, creating interesting bends and waves. With long hair, a ponytail or a bun with a few loose strands on the face looks especially attractive. With short strands, you can use gel, paste or hair gum.