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How-Tos > How-To: Versatile Layers
June 27, 2016

How-To: Versatile Layers

  • Starting Level:

    Level 2 colored hair

  • Formula A:

    Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME Developer 9% (30-volume) + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula B:

    Kenra Professional Demi-Permanent Rapid Toner SV + Demi-Permanent Activator

  • Formula C:

    Aveda Full Spectrum Permanent Pure Tone Hair Color Light B/b + Aveda Full Spectrum Deposit-Only Crème Color Treatment Activator

Personalization is THE word everyone is talking about these days, and it’s totally key when creating the perfect haircut for each client. This is a great one to have in your back pocket, from the geniuses at ColorProof Evolved Color Care—enhance natural curl and textured movement with layers that suit both straight and curly hair.

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Starting Level:

    Level 2 colored hair

  • Formula A:

    Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME Developer 9% (30-volume) + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula B:

    Kenra Professional Demi-Permanent Rapid Toner SV + Demi-Permanent Activator

  • Formula C:

    Aveda Full Spectrum Permanent Pure Tone Hair Color Light B/b + Aveda Full Spectrum Deposit-Only Crème Color Treatment Activator

Products Used

HOW-TO STEPS

  • 1

    Cutting:
    Prep with PureRelease Instant Detangle. Then, establish the perimeter below the collarbone, cutting everything at natural fall.

  • 2

    Starting above the left ear, take a vertical section and elevate it straight up to 90 degrees. Using the perimeter length at the hairline as your guide, point-cut straight across. Continue working around the back profile using a traveling guide. Stop above the opposite ear.

  • 3

    To remove even more weight in the back profile, subdivide vertically and elevate each subsection to 90 degrees, with a 90-degree finger angle to connect top layers to the perimeter.

  • 4

    With a center part in the top, comb each side profile forward to a 90-degree elevation. Adjust your fingers parallel to the floor and connect the top layers to the perimeter length by point-cutting. Repeat on the opposite side.

     

    Pro Tip: To detail and personalize this haircut for curly-haired clients, style the hair in its natural curl pattern. Taking small sections throughout the shape, cut down to remove weight and create tapered ends.

  • 5

    Styling:
    Apply a fusion of RadicallySmooth Anti-Frizz Serum and PowderFix Texturizing Powder throughout damp hair, then blow-dry with a vent brush. 

  • 6

    When the hair is dry, use a flat iron to create waves and texture for an effortlessly “lived in” look. Apply TextureCharge Color Protect Texture + Finishing Spray through the ends for added texture and separation.

  • 7

    To refresh the style on second-day hair, spray DrySpell Color Protect Dry Shampooat the root area to absorb excess oils and add texture, then apply one pump of CrazySmooth Extreme Shine Treatment Oil to tame the ends.