While the term "layers" may bring to mind flashbacks of a choppy cut that needed heavy styling, the technique has had an overhaul in recent years and is now so much less work. "Invisible layers" are the secret for adding that whole cool-without-trying thing to your haircut in a totally modern way, no harsh layers in sight. "The most modern variation of layering is a slight angle around your face, usually starting around your chin and working its way down to the length," says celebrity hairstylist Alex Brown.
According to Joel Warren, founder and creator of The Salon Project, this technique works best for fine hair and anyone who wants that effortless, wavy look nearly every influencer has on Instagram. "Seamless layers are created by blending the ends of the hair and keeping a straight line while doing this," says Warren. "This way the hair that is cut falls smoothly on top of one another to eliminate choppiness.
In addition to movement, another benefit of this style is that it instantly defines your face and brings all the attention right to your cheekbones. "How the hair frames and hits your face can completely change your overall face shape," says Brown. "I love a layer that hits near the cheekbone to accentuate it. " She recommends asking your stylist for slight layering around your face (just past the chin) to open up your face and add movement, as well as very light layering through the interior.
The trick is to keep the layers long and seamless to take out weight, and add texture and volume without looking too obvious. "Blending the layers is very important—they have to be cut properly to look seamless," says Brown. "Using a technique to remove weight from the ends will make the layers appear very soft and blended.
The cut gives you instant cheekbones. https://t.co/V2haNq0aXL— Glamour (@glamourmag) November 20, 2019