Hairstyles, Hair Care & Fashion

Uniform Layer

Step by step guide on how to cut a uniform layer from Steve Turner, myhairdressers.com
 
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This is the Uniform Layer, a user friendly versatile technique for any busy salon floor. Possibly the most essential technique in the book. Vary the lengths and you will have a winner every time.
 
Before
Jamie before the haircut.
 
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Step 1
Take a horizontal section across the back from the occipital bone to behind the ear. Then a curved section from the crown to above the temple. These sections are created to break down the head shape and to facilitate accurate cutting angles.
Apply suitable protective clothing.
 
Step 2
Take a vertical section in the nape area and cut a square line parallel to the head shape - please note for more difficult hairlines adjust the elevation level.
 
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Step 3
Next take a horizontal section which will act as a guide for the subsequent vertical sections.
 
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