A Layered V Cut Tutorial using a Feather Plier Razor

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In this video tutorial, Russell guides you through the process of achieving a medium layered V cut tutorial with simplicity and clarity. This is a straightforward demonstration of the steps involved in creating a subtle yet stylish V-shaped hair cut. Follow along as Russell shares practical tips and techniques, making it easy for you to replicate this haircut in the salon and on your favorite clients. Learn how to use the Feather Plier Razor to cut the hair and maintain modern softness and shape. Jatai Blade Glide is used to keep the hair smooth during the cutting process.

V shapes and V layering is discussed where V layering is when hair is shorter in the front and sides and longer on the back. A V shaped cut is shaped so that the ends angle down into a perfect V in the back. This V line haircut is a popular hairstyle with long hair, especially when the hair give soft waves or a beachy hair style. This razor cut hair style looks great on all hair types from thick hair, thin hair, straight hair and wavy hair. But doesn’t work as well on hair with lots of curls. A Curly hair V cut would make the hair get big really quick from short to long.

A V shaped haircut also looks good on medium to long length hair. In fact the longer the hair, the better. A Long layered V cut is aesthetically pleasing to the visual eye. The V layered haircut compliments the face shape as the layers in front frame the face. It can work with any hair color such as chocolate brown, hair with highlights and blonde hair.

V shaped hair styles have a more dramatic shape. You can see various versions and hair ideas just by scrolling on Instagram or Pinterest. A V shape haircut is a beautiful and feminine cut hairstyle that is versatile and is low maintenance so the client won’t need frequent regular trims.

Watch this layered V cut tutorial and follow along with the transcript:



Welcome to the Jatai Academy. Today we’re going to be doing a study on V-shapes and V-layering. Now V-layering is basically where the hair is shorter in the front and on the sides and longer in the back. Now it’s not a mullet but it has that that V angle and shape in the back that’s very very popular especially on long hair where you put that little bit of beach wave into it. It’s very pretty. So let’s get started.


Sectioning Your V Shaped Haircut

A Layered V Cut Tutorial using a Razor - SectioningSo to get started I’m going to separate the top of the head from the bottom of the head and I’m going to take the recession all the way straight back to the crown and then I’m going to do the same thing on the other side. See if that matches. That looks pretty good. Match that all the way around. So we’re going to separate the top from the bottom. When I go through and do this layering I need to be conscientious of how my overall length is going to affect my layering. So if this is my longest point in the back which I want to keep that long because I want it to be longer in the middle of the back, I can pull that forward and see okay that’s the length. I pull this shortest piece up here. I know I can’t go any shorter than about that right there while still maintaining this overall length in the back.

The next thing I want to take into consideration is the angle of my parting up front. If I angle here and I pull my section parallel, because I’m holding it at a graduated angle it’s going to be heavier around the front and it’s going to shift back. So do I want it heavy or do I want it light?


Using the Feather Plier Razor to Create a V Shaped Hair Cut

Take my vertical section. I’m going to pull that forward. I’m going to open my Feather Plier Razor.

This gives me the most control and the cleanest cut line of all the razors that I have in my arsenal. I’m going to pull this forward. I’m going to determine my length which is about right there and now I’m going to go through and take a nice broad razor stroke parallel to my parting. From here close the blade when I section so I don’t have to worry about cutting myself. I’ll take a parallel section straight back.

Pull this forward. Alter the curvature of the head.

That’s the elevation that I’m going to hold this section.

A Layered V Cut Tutorial using a Razor - SidesOpen my blade.

There’s my guide.

Cut that down and through.

Now we’re going to go all the way down to the corner of the hairline. I’m going to remove my first section. So now I only have my second and my third. At this section I’m going to hold it at that elevation.

Continue to pull forward. There’s my guide.

Now I’m going to remove my second section.

Pin that out of the way.

The next section parallel to my previous and I’m just going to continue to work this all the way back into the center of the head.

There’s my guide and as I get closer to the back I should have less hair to cut. Take my next section straight down the center of the back of the head.

Again this is the elevation that I’m holding it. Open that blade. There’s my guide.

Very little to cut.

I finish this side. I’m going to go through and do the exact same thing on the other side.

See if our lengths are the same and they look pretty good. And you can certainly see that this shape is already developing into a V. So the longer the hair is the better that I think that this shape works. The thicker the hair is the more you can take out in a lighter in an area you can get it without it feeling real mullety.


Address the Top for a V Shaped Layered Haircut

A Layered V Cut Tutorial using a Razor - TopSo we’re going to go through, take a section straight across the top.

Pin all this out of the way. I’m going to go through and use a little bit of Jatai Blade Glide just to make sure that the moisture is consistent and also to make the blade glide through the hair easier and cut more consistently. I’m going to tilt the head down just a little bit so you can see where I’m coming from. There’s my guide on the side and we’re going to go through cut this straight across to my guide from the other side.

My next section is going to be parallel and I’m basically going to do the same thing I did to the sides just going across the top. Now the reason I separated the top out is because when I start going off the curvature of the head it starts getting elevated a lot more than the sides so it’s easier for me to keep control of it by taking the section separate.

Make sure I’m going off the curvature of the head. There’s my guide. We’re going to go through cut that straight

Next sections parallel to the previous sections as I continue to work that back. Now here I’m going to tilt her head down a little bit and this is the elevation that I’m going off of. Now as I get to the back, you’ll see that start to elevate quite quickly.

Go through.

There’s my guide.

A nice broad stroke.

Next section and only one after that, lowering the head again. This is the elevation that we’re going off of.

Get my razor right. Get my section right.

There’s my elevation. There’s my guide.

Go through cut that through and again as I get to the back I should have less and less hair to cut. Last section this is where I’m going to elevate it all the way up. Proper elevation. There’s my guide.

Go through, cut that length off.

Now by going through and cutting with a razor that’s going to keep the ends very light and airy and I think very very consistent and I think very pretty for this type of haircut.

Not much on this side. Perfect.


Styling the V Shape Hair Cut

We’ve got, we got our shape cut into it. I think it looks very nice. It flows really well. We’ve got this kind of bohemian chic going on with a little bit of uh rocker thrown in. So let’s blow it dry. Take a look at it.

We finished our blow dry. You can certainly see the shape developed pretty well. We’ve got this longer center of the back with it fuller through the back of the head where we left most of the length. As we layered it more around the front, it transitions very well into the back and we have this very you know bohemian 70s inspired kind of shape and that’s just the way we blew it dry. V cut hairstyles tends to work well on all types of hair, thicker, thinner, wavier, maybe not curly hair. Super curly hair because it can get real big real quick going from this short to long, but it works really well on most hair. The longer that it is I think the better that this shape works and the better it looks especially if you’re going for one of those balayage beach wave type of shapes. A long V haircut is preferable but I think this V hairstyle works really really well. So let us know what you’d like to see in the future. Please check out the Jatai Academy. There’s all kinds of great information on there that will make you a better hairstylist and barber and we really appreciate you watching. We’ll see you next time.


Final Layered V Cut with Layers

Here’s the final V Haircut with Layers look. As you can see the hair in V shape in the back is seamless:

A Layered V Cut Tutorial using a Razor - FrontA Layered V Cut Tutorial using a Razor - Back



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