How to Cut Face Framing Layers: The key to a successful cut is to start with clean, dry, and styled hair.
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The Benefits of Face Framing Layers
There are many benefits to face framing layers. They can help to soften the appearance of a square or rectangular face shape, make a round face appear thinner, add volume to thin or flat hair, and can even help to balance out a large forehead. Face framing layers can also help to accentuate your best features and give your overall hairstyle a more flattering look.
How to Cut Face Framing Layers
Face framing layers can really make a difference in how your haircut looks. They can add softness, balance, and a touch of style. If you’re not sure how to cut face framing layers, don’t worry! We’ll walk you through it step by step.
Step 1: Prep the hair
Start with clean, dry, and styled hair. If your hair is naturally straight, you’ll want to add some waves or curls for texture. If your hair is naturally wavy or curly, you can either let it air dry or use a diffuser to Dry your hair.
Step 2: Cut the layers
Start by cutting the shortest layers near the front of your face. Use small, sharp scissors and cut vertically into your hair, following your natural hairline. Start with small snips and then graduate to larger ones as you get more comfortable.
Next, move on to the longer layers in the back. Again, use small scissors and cut vertically into your hair. Work in small sections, and be sure to hold the rest of your hair out of the way so you can see what you’re doing.
Finally, even out the ends of your layers by trimming them with scissors or an electric razor. Start with small snips and then go back and trim more if necessary.
Step 3: Finish the cut
Assuming you are finished cutting the basic shape of your face-framing layers, it is time to finish the cut.
There are a few ways to do this, depending on the look you are going for.
If you want a more natural look, with wispy ends, you can simply texturize the ends with thinning shears. This will remove any bluntness and give the hair a more gentle look.
If you want a cleaner look, you can use scissors to trim the ends of the face-framing layers so they are all even. Be sure to use sharp scissors and be careful not to cut too much off!
Once you have finished cutting the face-framing layers, you can style them as desired.
How to Style Face Framing Layers
If you have face framing layers, then you know that they can be both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, they can add a ton of texture and depth to your hair. On the other hand, they can be difficult to style. In this article, we’ll show you how to style your face framing layers so that they look their best.
Step 1: Blow dry the hair
Start by blow drying the hair using a round brush. If you have time, you can use a curling iron to add some extra curl or body to the hair.
Step 2: Determine where to place the layers
Next, you will need to determine where to place the layers. To do this, take a small section of hair from each side of the face and hold it back with your fingers. This will help you to see where the natural fall of the hair is and where the layers will look best.
Step 3: Cut the layers
Once you have determined where to place the layers, cut them using either scissors or thinning shears. If you are using scissors, be sure to angle them slightly so that the layers are shorter in the back and longer in the front.
Step 4: Style as desired
Finally, style the face framing layers as desired. You can leave them natural or curl them for a more polished look.
Step 2: Use a curling iron
Use a curling iron to curl the face-framing layers. Set the curling iron at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. If your hair is very fine, use a smaller-barreled curling iron. If your hair is very thick, use a larger-barreled curling iron.
Start with small sections of hair, no wider than the barrel of the curling iron. Wrap the hair around the barrel of the curling iron, starting at the roots and holding for three to five seconds before release. Repeat until all face-framing layers are curled.
Step 3: Style the hair
Start with clean, dry hair. Take small sections of hair and curl with a 1-inch curling iron, holding the curl for 10 seconds before release. Repeat all over the head, alternating the direction of the curl (away from the face and then towards it). Once all of the hair is curled, shake out the curls with your fingers for a more natural look. Finish with a light mist of hairspray.