’Tis the season for texture, texture, texture!
Layering can be used to enhance volume or give hair a dramatic shape by creating more movement and definition. If your client wants to try a new hairstyle this season but doesn’t want to commit to shorter hair, try these five tips from Sam Villa, global artistic ambassador for Redken, and the co-founder and chief creative officer of his own brand, Sam Villa.
- Don’t cut everything if your client has fine hair. If your client has medium to long hair, collect a zigzag section all the way around the hairline and don’t cut it. This will allow for bulk and weight at the perimeter of the hair and does not give away the detached perimeter.
- Pull away from the area where length and weight should be maintained by over directing.
- Most clients want frothy volume at the crown of the hair. To achieve this, detach a circular zigzag section in the crown area and layer it so it’s detached, not blended.
- When layering a fringe area, cut it dry so you can control length, weight and density.
- Scanning or notching (shallow point cutting) allows you to layer hair in a uniform manner with a soft edge.