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V shaped layers can be cut.
V shaped layers are a good way to add volume to hair.Depending on how you cut them, you can make face-framing layers.You can pull the hair away from the face by cutting them so that they angle into a V shape on the back.These methods seem complicated at first, but once you get used to them, they are easy to use.
Step 1: Start with dry hair that has been parted.
The method will cut hair on someone else.Ask the other person how long they would like their hair to be and how much they want it cut.
Step 2: Your client's hair needs to be sectioned off.
They need to span the width of their forehead.Start it at the corners of their forehead.Wait until you reach the crown of the head.Pull the section out of the way.
Step 3: The part should go from ear to ear.
Place your comb behind your client's left ear.Take the hair behind the ear and clip it out of the way.For the right side, repeat this step.
Step 4: You want to cut the hair where you want it to be.
The sectioned hair should be pinched between your middle and index fingers.You want the shortest layer to land.Keep the hair out of the face.Measure a small strand of hair against the face to see where it lands.Use your fingers to mark where you would like the shortest layer to be.It would be ideal to have hair that falls past the shoulders.It would work well for hair that ends above the shoulders.
Step 5: You can cut a V shape from your hair.
While pinching the hair, make an upside down V-shape just below your fingers by cutting upwards.The sides of the V-shape should be the same length.To get the hair back out, run a comb under it.Dry cutting shears can be used for best results.
Step 6: Join the left side section to the longest front strand.
The longest strand on the left side edge should be dropped.Pull the left side section forward by grabbing the hair in front of the ear.You can add the long strand from the front section.The section should be parallel to the floor.Don't drag it across the face of the client.
Step 7: From the shortest strand to the longest is how to cut it.
The strand from the front is the shortest.Cut at an angle from the shortest front strand to the longest back strand.The angle is determined by the lengths between the two edges.If you want to shorten the overall length of the haircut, you can cut at a shallow angle.
Step 8: On the right side of the head you can repeat the process.
You can join the right side of the front strand.Pull the hair forward and cut at an angle, starting from the shortest strand and finishing at the longest strand.
Step 9: Make any touch-ups by removing the back clips.
First, remove the clips.Make sure the side sections flow smoothly into the back sections.Cut the hair if there is a significant difference in length.Measure the back strands against the side strands and then cut them.If you compare the strands on each side of the head, you can see if they are the same length.
Step 10: Start with wet hair that's been parted.
The hair goes from the forehead to the nape of the neck.Next, make a part that goes across the top of the head from one ear to the other.This style has face-framing layers that angle down into a V shape on the back.This method is meant for cutting someone else's hair, but you can alter some of the techniques to cut your own.
Step 11: A cutting guide is needed for the shortest layer.
Take a small strand of hair from the center part.If you want to cut it, pinch it between your index and middle fingers.Something around nose-length will give a very heavy look.If you have a client with long hair who likes to wear their hair in ponytails, make it about jaw-length.The scissors should be almost vertical.If you want to make a horizontal cut, cut the hair upwards.The ends will not be too blunt.
Step 12: A section of hair on the left side is needed for the guide.
The edge of your comb should be on the center part.If you want to align it with the inner corner of the eye, drag it towards the hairline.You can add this section to your guide.
Step 13: The comb should be parallel to the part.
Pull the hair upward by running your comb under it.The comb should be parallel to the part on the client's head.The comb should be below the end of the central guide strand to give you room to cut.Use a comb color that matches the client's hair.It will be easier to see.
Step 14: Before cutting, replace the comb with your middle and index fingers.
You can pinch the hair between your fingers.They should be parallel to the part's angle.If you want your hair to be the same length as the central guide, cut it over your index finger.This will make a cut on the front.A pair of dry cutting shears is needed.
Step 15: Cut another section using the same technique as before.
Just behind the first one, create another part.It should be parallel to the first cut.Before cutting the hair, comb it forward.Next, comb the hair forward and cut it on the other side.Measure the strands against each other.Pull hair from both sides of the head to see if they are the same length.You will notice that the hair is taking on a V shaped cut as you continue to cut it.
Step 16: Pull one side of hair out of the way.
The back sections of the hair are held by clips.The hair should be aligned with the center part on the top of the head.Start with one side and clip the other out of the way.
Step 17: The new diagonal section should be behind the last one.
The new section begins at the top center part.Until it touches the last part, angle it towards the ear.
Step 18: Take the hair upward and cut it.
The same technique was used for the front sections.Measure the hair against a previously-cut strand and cut it using the comb's angle.
Step 19: Continue the process until you reach the nape.
The angles will become parallel to the nape as you cut row by row.Pull the hair past the ear.You should repeat for the other side when you are done.
Step 20: Cut off any hair that is too long.
You should have a rough V shape by now.Use your shears to clean up the V.The bottom of the V may have a few longer strands of hair.Remove the stem of the Y to make it a V.