Layered Haircuts: Everything You Need to Know

Layered haircuts have become increasingly popular in recent years. Defined by their use of multiple layers of hair -- each of which is cut separately than the other layers -- they create a naturally flattering appearance. Unless you've had a layered haircut in the past, though, you might be skeptical of them. Below is a brief guide to layered haircuts. In this post, you'll learn more about layered haircuts, including how they are performed and the benefits they offer.

What Is a Layered Haircut?


A layered haircut is a type of haircut that involves the use of layers. When you get a layered haircut, a professional stylist will arrange your hair into multiple layers. He or she will then cut the layers to different lengths. With their contrasting lengths, the individual layers will be distinguished from each other. Each layer will blend into the underlying layer.


How Layered Haircuts Are Performed


All layered haircuts are defined by their use of layers. Stylists, however, can perform them in several ways. One of the most common techniques for layered haircuts is the sliding method. The sliding method involves the separation of your hair into four layers. The stylist will initially cut the bottom layer at a 20-degree angle, followed by the next highest layer at this same angle.


In addition to the sliding method, some stylists perform layered haircuts using the blended elevation method. With the blended elevation method, the stylist will initially cut the top layer at a 90-degree angle. The stylist will then cut the side sections at a different angle so that they blend into the other layers. It's called the "blended elevation method" because it uses elevated layers that blend together.


Benefits of Layered Haircuts


Layered haircuts offer several benefits, one of which is increased volume. Your hair will be more voluminous if it features a layered haircut. It won't necessarily make your hair thicker or longer. Rather, a layered haircut will create the illusion of extra volume. If you're tired of battling flat hair, a layered haircut may be the right choice for this reason.


Along with more volume, a layered haircut can help to shape your hair. The stylist can essentially shape your hair when cutting into layers.


Layered haircuts are also easy to maintain. Your hair is less likely to frizz or fray if it's cut into multiple layers. And without frizzing or fraying, it will be easier to maintain.

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