How To Do Layers — No Matter Your Hair Type

By Justine Marjan

When it comes to layers, it’s hard to know exactly what you want or need — and how to explain it to your stylist. With the help of celebrity stylists Harry Josh and Ryan Richman, we’ve rounded up everything you need to go into your appointment prepared.

Consultation
“Layers are great when you don’t want to sacrifice length, but wanna mix it up,” says Josh. “Research is key when consulting with your hairstylist, and if you’re able to find an actual photo as a visual reference it’s always great.” Richman agrees, adding: “If you’re looking for a change to your hair, sometimes all it takes is half an inch to an inch taken off in the right place." 

When speaking with your stylist, pictures go a long way. Always find pictures of people with similar hair color to your own. The better the photo matches your hair color and face shape, the better you’ll be able to visualize what you will look like with a similar cut.
Language
“Allow yourself to really observe different layering techniques, as some girls may just need layering around the face, others may need layers throughout their length, and some just on the very ends," says Josh. "Most types of layering are specific to each client, which is why it’s important to consult with a trusted hairstylist who knows your hair well."

Ahead, what you should consider before getting layers.