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How to Cut Face Framing Layers for Solidity or Softness

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November 27, 2023
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How to Cut Face Framing Layers for Solidity or Softness

In this step by step guide on how to cut face framing layers tutorial, we explore two fantastic techniques. Hair layered in front will beautifully accentuate your face. Some might call this a front layer cut or a face frame cut. Whichever way you call it, front long layers works well on both medium and long hair. It can even be done with short hair. So if you want to learn how to frame your face with hair layers, check out these two techniques.

With face framing layers hair will soften or accentuate your clients features. The first technique uses scissors for a solid and defined look. The other employs a Feather Styling Razor for a softer more textured effect. Whether you prefer a sleek and polished finish or a breezy, natural vibe, we’ve got you covered.

In this video, Russell demonstrates two distinct ways of how to face frame hair for medium to long hair. One technique requires more solid layering and the other softer layering, but both methods retain the same fundamental shape. He uses a combination of the super sharp Jatai Tokyo 5.5″ Scissor. Shorter scissors give more control when working with smaller, more detailed sections. And then he uses the Feather Styling Razor to add clean texture and airiness to the lighter layered side. He also preps the hair with Jatai Blade Glide Plus to ensure clean partings and sections as well as ensure a clean cut. Whether you opt for the scissor-cut solidity or the feathered softness with a Feather Styling Razor, one of them will give the perfect face framing layers you desire.

While these techniques are meant to be used while cutting a client’s hair, it’s possible to use them on yourself. However, it will be more complicated because the hand positioning is different on each side. The left side should be doable but the right side will be more difficult. If you wan to cut your own hair you’ll have to get comfortable using a mirror when cutting the right side. Experiment with both techniques (or on yourself if you’re so inclined) to discover the look that suits your preferred style and enhances the client’s  (or your) unique features.  FYI: This video is not about twist cut face framing layers. This is a different technique not covered here.

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