Layers can do a lot for your hair: remove weight, add volume, boost waves, and enhance your features. And while not everyone wants more curl or volume, everyone can benefit from a little face framing. This type of layering creates a waterfall of steeply angled strands that curve around your face and neck. The shape works on most hair types, and looks great tousled or sleek, side-swept or center parted. Learn to frame your face in the style notes. –– Laura Martin
Step: These layers can start anywhere from the corner of the eye to the dip of the clavicle. The shorter the top layer, the more open the shape will feel. For extremely long hair, a razor will allow for the softest blend, and steepest line, from short to long.
Step: The layers can flow all the way to the center back creating a “v” shape or curved edge or they can blend into a blunt, straight edge for a stronger shape.
Step: Enhance the cut with hand painted highlights around the face, if desired. Style with a round brush or tousle and air dry.
Special thanks to Laura Martin for this post. Laura is a professional hair stylist, former senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, and a creative non-fiction MFA student at Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA. Follow her inspirations on twitter.