Basic Concave Layer

How to cut a basic concave layer haircut
 
Step by step guide on how to cut hair with the basic concave layer technique from Stacey Broughton, myhairdressers.com
 
This technique will help you with your body positioning when cutting and understanding layering, it's also great for textured hair. Master this shape and you will reap the benefits...
 
Concave layer - before the haircut
 
Before: Monica before the cut and colour.
 
Concave layer haircut - How to begin the cut
 
Step 1: Begin the haircut on the right hand side. Take a diagonal section from the recession to just in front of the ear. Use even tension, over direction and pull the hair forwards and up, angling your fingers towards the hairline and cut a line from short to long. Notice Stacey chooses to stand on the left of the model whilst executing his right hand side.
 
Concave layer haircut - How to cut for correct balance
 
Step 2: Repeat this process on the second side, again standing on the opposite side. Working these two small sections first ensures correct balance from the outset.
 
Concave layer haircut - Check the balance of the cut
 
Step 3: Check the balance technically and visually.
 
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