Hair Style Layer – Hey everyone, Kayley here.
Today, I am answering oneof my most asked questions, how do I get my haircut.
And I thought, insteadof just telling you, I would show you, so I’mbringing in my friend Nadirah, who’s also been my hairstylist for about three or four years now.
I love the way that she does haircuts, and so I thought I would have her show you all the ins and outsof my haircut as we go.
And this is just to helpyou know what to ask for when you go into your hairstylist.
So let’s get into it.
(gentle music) And everyone, this is Nadirah, my very favoritehairstylist/haircutter of all time.
So you guys are always asking what I ask for the hairstylist, so Nadirah, you’ve cut my hairabout a 50 bazillion times.
What we talked about the first time, forever ago at this point,we talked about the length, you tell me how much hair I have to lose because I’ve waited toolong to get my haircut.
– Every time.
– Every single time.
And then the things that Iwas definitely asking for earlier on was that I wanted long layers.
I didn’t want them short enough that they mess with my braids or anything, but I wanted some movement.
I wanna keep my hairlooking as full as possible.
And then I like soft face framing.
I’ve definitely had a case before and I think you even sawthis when I first came in where people gave me faceframing that was like chunky and– – I’ve heard peoplesay it looks like a bob and then a long haircut when that happens.
– Yeah, yeah, I know.
– And that’s what we don’t wanna do.
So that’s what we typically go for.
So how would you describe the haircut that you typically do on me? – Basically, you hit the nail on the head, you wanna keep the layers longbecause you’re doing braids and it’s so sad when you see someone who’s got these beautiful braids and they just get thinnerand thinner towards the ends, and so you wanna keep yourlayers as long as possible if you’re gonna bedoing a lot of braiding.
But it also helps to havethose layers in there just for curling or movement, just to give it some depth and dimension.
– And like you said, it’s really important to keep fullness on the ends.
That density on the ends is what makes long hair look healthy.
Like the moment it starts to get kind of like what youhave going on right now, a little bit see through, that’s when hair startsto look not as healthy, not as thick, and justkind of sad sometimes.
And I think with long hair, when you’re looking in the mirror, like this is the mostimportant hair, right here, because this is what you see.
So this is your length.
A lot of people don’t see what’s going on in the back of their head, so I think it’s really important to do that really light face frame and not cut into your hair so that you can still have that thickness and length and density in the ends, in the front of the hair.
– Okay, so we’re gonna leave some weight.
We’re gonna do some longlayers and face framing.
You ready to wet all this down and cut it? – I’m so ready.
– Oh wait, how much are we,we’re cutting a lot, aren’t we? Guys, this is sad.
(Nadirah laughs) – We’re gonna take offat least two inches, maybe two and a half.
– It’s okay.
It’s okay because wispy endsaren’t really hair anyway.
That’s what I have to tell myself.
– It’s so much better to havelong hair that looks healthy than hanging on to that lengththat’s just sad and thin.
No one wants those scraggly ends.
– It’s true, the scragglyends ruin the whole thing.
– And honestly, whenyour hair is this long, cutting off two inches,it’s still gonna be long.
– Thank you.
That makes me feel better.
Okay, I think I’m ready.
Let’s cut the hair.
All right, so we’re goingto begin the haircut.
I’ve gone ahead andsectioned everything out and the first thing I’m gonnado is establish our length.
We’ve already discussed howmuch we’re gonna take off and that’s basically two inches of those sad, see through ends that we’ve got going on here.
(both laughing) Another thing to talk about with your hairdresserbefore you get your haircut is what shape you like the perimeter.
Some people like to havea V shape in the back or they like it straight across.
For Kayley, I normallydo just a soft U shape, so it’s straight in the center and then curves up slightlytoward the corners.
(gentle music) So we can already see a big difference just from cutting that off by looking at how much fuller and thicker Kayley’s ends look.
You don’t have all of that see through, raggedy ends anymore.
It looks nice and thick and full, which is exactly what we’re going for.
– [Kayley] Yay.
(both laughing) – So now that we’veestablished our perimeter and reestablish someweight in Kayley’s ends, now we’re gonna startwith those long layers.
So the layering patternthat I’m gonna be using on Kayley’s hair is more ofa rounded layering pattern.
You don’t have to know what this means, but your hairdresser will.
Basically, rounded layers are gonna help make your hair look thicker and fuller, but if you already have a ton of hair, then maybe you wanna getflat or square layers.
That’s actually gonna helpreduce the look of thicker hair.
So for thick hair that youwant to make look smaller, ask for square or flat layers and for finer hair thatyou want to look fuller, make sure you ask for rounded layers.
(gentle music) So that’s gonna be thebasic layering pattern that I’m gonna do everywhere in the back and you can see at the top of her head, that’s the shortest layer, right here, and it’s only about maybefive-ish inches shorter than the length, so the layers are reallyall down throughout here, so that’s gonna keepeverything nice and full, but still allows some movement.
(gentle music) – [Kayley] So I guess right now we’re just establishingthe length on the side? – Mm-hmm.
– We’re just connecting the side perimeter to the back perimeter.
(gentle music) – Moment of truth.
(Nadirah laughs) – All right, we have symmetry.
(both laughing) – All right, so now that we have our perimeter established on the sides, now we need to blend our layering in through the front as well.
(gentle music) I love that, those diagonal sections that create that perfectshort to long flow.
– I can’t see it, but I’ve just imagined.
– [Nadirah] It’s there, and it’s good.
– One of the things thatI’m really careful about when I’m cutting hair is tolook at my client’s hairline.
So Kayley’s hairline moves back right here before it goes down, and it’s a little bit thinner right here, so what I wanna do is make sure that I don’t layer thisportion of the hair.
I don’t wanna bring itup with my top layers because if I do that, what’sgonna end up happening is she’s gonna have a thick piece in front because her hairlinemoves forward right here, and then there’s gonna bea little hole right here.
So pay attention to your hairline as well when you go to the hairdresser.
And if there’s anything that you think might need to be addressed, bring it up with them sothat they know what to do and how to address it properly.
(gentle music) All right, so I’ve connectedthese layers on this side and everything below that parting, this is gonna be trimmed when we work in Kayley’s face frame.
So if you think that I’mignoring it right now, I’m doing it intentionally.
(gentle music) Okay, so all of our layering is done and now what I think is probably one of themost important things aside from maintainingthat length in the front is the face frame.
So one of the things that I see that happens to people all the time is that that face frame ends up being cut back into the haircut, and you end up losing all of that length.
This is, we already said,that’s so important.
So I think it’s really, really important to make sure that the face frame stays very light and very soft.
So the first thing we wanna do is find out where you part your hair.
So Kayley, you part yourhair on this side, right? – Yes.
– Right about whereyou finger is actually.
– Perfect, see I remember.
(Kayley laughs) – It’s like you’ve done this before.
– But you know what though? Let me say something about that.
Sometimes clients will come in and say, “Just do thesame thing as last time,” and especially if it’s beenfive months since you’ve come, we don’t always remember.
We see a lot of clients everyday, so maybe just recap it for us.
We can figure it out, what it is, just by looking through it, but it will save a little bitof time if you just remind us.
– It’s true.
I also think it’s greatif you tell your stylist what you really liked, so they can make sureto hit that note again.
And also what you don’t like.
– Because sometimesthings need to be changed and adjusted, and it’s okayif you don’t like everything.
It’s not gonna hurt our feelings if you want something tobe adjusted the next time.
– Yeah, I think the most polite thing you can do for your hairstylistis to be honest with them because at the end of the day, they can’t give you what you want if you’re not helping themto find out what that is.
– [Nadirah] So we want this to be, what? Like an inch-ish below the chin? – Yeah, I like to leavesome of these pieces out when I do ponytails and stuff, so enough that it doesn’tlook awkward when I do that.
There it goes.
– So you’ll notice that the only area that I’m really cuttingas part of that face frame is this area that is tothe front of the temple.
So that means that all of thesehair is not being touched.
She’s still gonna keep that length and this is gonna blendreally, really softly into it.
(gentle music) So you can see now, she’s got these pieces that are framing her face, but then nothing has beentaken away from this area.
And then all I’m gonnado just to make sure that everything is connectedand blended seamlessly is just comb this down and you can see there’s justthat little corner right there and all we’re gonna do isjust soften up that corner.
(gentle music) All right, so that completesthe wet portion of the cut.
(hair dryer whooshing)(gentle music) All right, so this is the end result.
We’ve got beautiful, long layers, a really soft face frame.
The only thing I want to adjust right now is I wanna add some texture in the ends because right now, itlooks like a fresh haircut, which is great and it feels really healthy and thick and full, but it doesn’t necessarily style as well when it’s too blunt on the ends.
Curling can be a littlebit of a challenge.
It can look like clumpy orchunky towards the ends.
So what I like to do is just go in and soften up those ends sothat it doesn’t look so fresh and it looks a little bit lived-in.
(gentle music) And there you have it.
This is Kayley’s new haircut.
– Jazz hands.
(both laughing) Okay, so that is my haircut and it feels so much healthier.
– [Nadirah] It looks so much healthier.
– Thank you, Nadirah.
Thank you so, so much.
Guys, this girl’s amazing.
Can you give them your info if they wanna come gettheir haircut by you? – Yes, absolutely.
If you’re in the Los Angeles area, I’m in the salon all the time.
Email me, please.
My email is Nadirah.
Com and I really hope tohear from you guys soon.
– And that’s it for today.
I hope you enjoyed seeinghow I get my haircuts and thank you, Nadirah,for being here today.
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