How to Cut Jagged Layers
Q: My son likes long hair styles. He now would like jagged layers. Is this something I am able to do on my own; and if so, how do I do it?
A: If you have any practice at all cutting hair, you may be able to create jagged layers fairly easily.
You don't have to be 100-percent accurate, but do keep in mind the principles of balance and proportion for the cut.
Be sure to buy a razor tool with a guard, as the razors involved are very sharp and the inexperienced can seriously injure themselves. If you don't feel comfortable using a razor, you can try to do a similar maneuver with the scissors, but it requires using the scissors in a partly open position and chipping away at the segments at an angle.
The graphic illustrates some basic angles and elevations to get a jagged-layer look.
Photo: Amelia Fox/Shutterstock
Haircutting angles and elevation
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