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.
Before: Jamie before the haircut.
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.
Step 3: Next take a horizontal section which will act as a guide for the subsequent vertical sections.
Step 4: Next continue with vertical sections using both the initial vertical section and the horizontal section as a guide. Continue to the ear.
Step 5: Please note to over direct behind the ear to maintain weight around the perimeter.
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