How To Layer Hair

Are you looking to switch up your hair game and add some volume and movement to your locks? Well, have you considered layering your hair?

Layered hair is a versatile and flattering style that can add depth and dimension to your hair while also making it easier to style and, in this article, I’m going to show you how to layer your hair like a pro.

How To Layer Hair

From preparing your hair to styling and maintaining it, I’ll be sharing all my tips and tricks to help you achieve the perfect layered look.

So, get ready to fall in love with your hair all over again, and let’s get started!

How To Prepare For Layering

To layer your hair, you need to first prepare for it, and let me tell you what I mean by that!

Determine The Right Length And Type Of Layers For Your Hair

Before you start layering your hair, it’s important to determine what length and type of layers will work best for you.

So, think about factors such as your hair texture, face shape, and personal style. It’s also a good idea to consult with a hairstylist to get their professional opinion on what type of layering will suit you best.

Gather The Necessary Tools And Products

Next, it’s time to gather the tools and products you’ll need for layering your hair.

You’ll likely need a pair of sharp hair-cutting scissors, clips to section your hair, and a comb to help guide your cutting.

You may also want to invest in some styling products, such as a heat protectant, to help keep your hair healthy and looking great.

Consider Seeking Professional Help

If you’re not confident in your hair-cutting abilities or are unsure about what type of layering will work best for you, it’s always a good idea to seek professional help.

A hairstylist can guide you in the right direction and help you achieve your desired look, so don’t be afraid to ask questions or bring in pictures of hairstyles you love to help give your stylist a better idea of what you’re looking for.

The Steps To Layer Your Hair

It’s time to talk about the steps you need to take to layer your hair. Here they are:

Start With Clean, Dry Hair

Before you start layering your hair, make sure it’s clean and dry. This will make it easier to cut and give you a more accurate idea of how your hair will look once it’s styled.

Section Your Hair

To make the layering process easier, section your hair into smaller pieces. Use clips to secure each section, starting from the bottom layer of your hair and working your way up.

Begin Cutting

Starting with the bottom layer of your hair, use your scissors to cut a small section of hair at a time. Hold the hair between your fingers and cut at an angle to create a graduated effect.

Remember, less is more – you can always cut more hair later if needed!

Work Your Way Up

Once you’ve finished cutting the bottom layer, release the next section of hair and repeat the process until you’ve cut all the sections of your hair. Be sure to check each section for balance and adjust as needed.

Blend The Layer

To create a seamless and natural look, blend the layers together by lightly running your scissors over the ends of your hair. This will help to remove any harsh lines and create a soft, natural finish.

How To Layer Hair

Style And Maintain

Now that you’ve layered your hair, it’s time to style and maintain your new look! If you want some tips on how to style your hair, then keep reading below!

Tips For Styling Layered Hair

The key to styling layered hair is to have fun and experiment with different looks until you find what works best for you, but I have some extra tips that can help you perfect your layered hair!

Embrace Your Natural Texture

One of the great things about layered hair is that it can enhance your natural texture. If you have wavy or curly hair, try using a diffuser attachment on your hairdryer to enhance your curls.

For straight hair, use a straightening iron or blow-dryer to create sleek, polished styles.

Use The Right Products

To help your layers stay in place and look their best, use the right styling products.

For example, if you have fine hair, use a volumizing mousse to add body and lift. If you have thick hair, use a smoothing serum to tame frizz and flyaways.

Experiment With Different Lengths 

With layered hair, you have the flexibility to experiment with different lengths and styles. Try adding some shorter layers around your face to create a more dramatic look, or keep your layers longer for a softer, more natural style.

Don’t Forget The Layers At The Back

When styling layered hair, it’s important to remember the layers at the back of your head. Use a round brush and blow-dryer to create volume and movement, and make sure to blend the layers together for a seamless look.

Use Hair Accessories

Hair accessories can be a fun and easy way to style layered hair. Try adding a headband, hair clips, or a scarf to your hair for a pop of color and texture.

Protect Your Hair

Last but not least, to keep your layered hair looking its best, make sure to protect it from heat and environmental damage.

Moreover, I highly recommend you use a heat protectant before using hot tools, but also wear a hat or scarf when spending time outdoors in the sun or wind.

The Bottom Line

Layering your hair is a great way to add dimension and movement to your locks and now that you know all the steps you need to follow to do it, you can achieve a fabulous layered look that enhances your natural beauty. 

So go ahead, take the plunge, and give your hair the attention it deserves!

Mimi May