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    Look What Layers Can Do For a Hairstyle

    Layered Hair

    Layers are the secret behind every great haircut

    Want proof? Check out these super styles from Umberto of Beverly Hills.

    • Layers Enhance Curl. (Pictured above) ~~ Got natural curl? When paired with a short haircut, layers make it come to life. Here, Kaydra Hailey keeps hair to a few inches long, so that when uniform layers are added all over, it goes full and curly without the bother. Longer top layers let you add volume, while shorter side layers make it easy to curve ends under or flip them up. Now your natural curl gives you incredible volume and movement. To style, blow-dry in sections, then touch up layers with a curling iron, lifting the roots as you go.


    • Layers Create Crown Spikes ~~ Here’s a take on texture that short hair aficionados will love. Super-short bangs, carved out around the face, frame it beautifully, styled up or down. The modern pixie is snipped into short layers so you choose between a smooth style or softened spikes. Umberto cut in short sideburns at a blunt angle to strengthen the face-framing effect. To do, style your hair with your fingers to increase root lift. Then use a round brush to direct the front to one side and hair at the crown straight up.


    • Layers Break Up The Surface ~~ Longer hair won’t get lots of volume with layers; instead, it gets surface texture and movement. For mid-length hair, shorter layers frame the face while longer ones add mobility to ends. When small sections are loosely spiraled around hot rollers, you get curve and curl all over. Once rollers are removed, keep the curls separate and finger-style them as you add finishing hairspray at the roots. Marlena Sater recommends the look for anyone who’s tired of smooth, super-sleek styles.


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