One of the easiest ways to update any look is to add layers for texture and movement. Slide cutting creates layers on the surface that are natural, loose and unstructured. It also leaves the ends looking really loose and soft – perfect for making long hair look modern. See Ruth Roche, Artistic Ambassador for Pureology Serious Colour Care, cuts layers for Melanie Ngo, contributing writer divalicious.nyc.
“Long layers create more action on the surface, so whether hair is worn wavy or smooth, there’s more personality,” explains Roche.
Tips for Cutting Layers
- Establish the perimeter length by using deep point cutting
- Clip up the top in a horseshoe section and don’t cut it so it can fall over the base layers in back
- Slide cut vertical sections from short to long
- Use pie shaped sections on the top and sides, cutting short to long.
Next time a guest wants something more exciting, but not a radical change, think long sexy layers that add volume, texture and movement.
About: Ruth Roche specializes in design/finishing trends and business – she’s as captivating in front of thousands as she is in an intimate in-salon setting. She is the winner of multiple North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) awards and has contributed to Milady’s Standard Textbook of Cosmetology. Stylists from around the world learn, grow and fuel their creative fire with her. She is an established celebrity stylist (Anne Hathaway, Claire Danes, Amy Adams, Pink, Jenna Fischer, Mariah Carey…) and maintains a loyal clientele at RARE Salon in NYC, where she is both founder and creative director.