Uniform Layer

Uniform layer haircut
 
Step by step guide on how to cut a short uniform layer hairstyle from Steve Turner, myhairdressers.com
 
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.
 
Uniform layer haircut - Before
 
Before: Jamie before the haircut.
 
Uniform layer haircut - How to section the hair
 
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.
 
Uniform layer haircut - Cut a square line
 
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.
 
Uniform layer haircut - Take a horizontal section
 
Step 3: Next take a horizontal section which will act as a guide for the subsequent vertical sections.
 
Uniform layer haircut - Continue to the ear
 
Step 4: Next continue with vertical sections using both the initial vertical section and the horizontal section as a guide. Continue to the ear.
 
Uniform layer haircut - Maintain weight around the perimeter
 
Step 5: Please note to over direct behind the ear to maintain weight around the perimeter.
 
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