Layering your hair can add volume and movement. Here’s a simple guide on how to cut hair in layers step by step.

Tools You Need

  • Sharp haircutting scissors
  • Comb
  • Hair clips
  • Spray bottle

Step-by-Step Guide

  • Start with damp, detangled hair.
  • Section the hair into four parts, clipping each section separately.
  • Release one section and comb through.
  • Take a vertical section and hold it at a 90-degree angle from the head.
  • Cut the hair straight across, using your fingers as a guide.
  • Continue this process for all sections.
  • Blend the layers by cutting into the ends at an angle.

Additional Tips

  • Always start with small cuts to avoid removing too much length.
  • Regularly check your work in the mirror to maintain balance.
  • Watch tutorial videos from professional stylists on YouTube for visual guidance.


  • Trim your layers every 6-8 weeks to keep them fresh.
  • Use quality hair products for maintenance; refer to brands’ recommendations on Good Housekeeping.
  • Consult a professional stylist if unsure about DIY techniques.

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