Cutting layers

How does your hairdresser cut your layers?

Mine are currently really obvious, sometimes my hair looks like a child's drawing of a Christmas tree with 'steps', a triangle on top of a triangle.

Also what are long layers? I have yet to figure out how they're cut.

I'm getting my hair cut next week and really want to get rid of the multiple triangle look.
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laura, i'm getting mine cut on tuesday and i have been set on 'long layers' for a while now, although i will ask my stylist if that look will suit me. i had short layers when i was younger and it poofed out far too much, and i am slightly worried that the long layers might be an obvious difference like i see on some people with a straight underlayer and a really curly bouncy layer on top. in my mind i want to move from one long ringlet at the back, to a small ringlet, followed by another small ringlet, and another etc....

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Curlylaura, long layers means not much difference between the longest and shortest layers. For most curlies, about 2 inches is a good amount. That "step" effect is a mark of someone who is not so good at cutting curly hair, IMO. If you ask for graduated layers, they may understand that you don't want the "step" effect.
Curlylaura, I also have the triangle look. You would think someone in England could cut our curly hair right. I am getting mine cut next Saturday and I think I will take Suzen's advice and ask for graduated layers.
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curlylaura:

What I honestly believe is that you should find another stylist, it sounds to me like a very bad cut, period. Any layer cut well done will NOT show obvious differences between the layers.

There are basically 4 layer cuts:

1) 45 degree or graduated layers - this is NOT what any of us really would want to tell a stylist as they may get confused, that is also called the "stacked haircut" usually used on short hair (if any of you saw "The Devil Wears Prada" that's the cut Miranda Priestly had, also Dorothy Hamill years ago).

2) 90 degree (what I usually get and can be seen in some of my pics) - This is done by lifting the crown hair straight up and then continuing like the name says at a 90 degree angle perpendicular to the scalp. One can choose the length of the layers, making them shorter at the top if volume is needed; in this case the stylist may have to "blend" different lengths by adjusting the angle when connecting longer bottom layers, especially if the hair is shoulder length or more. During the 70s the popular version of this was the "shag".

3) 120 degree or long layers - just like Suzen said. This is ideal for people with thick hair, it eliminates the "triangle" poof. I had this last year and my hair looked awfully flat because it's fine and not thick.

4) Vertical layers - curved, face-framing layers are cut on the front, the sides curve to join with the longer back. This is most often seen on straight hair, like what Jennifer Anniston has had on several occasions.
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Wow, that's really useful information. I don't think I've ever seen an organized description of the different layers like that. Thanks!
You're welcome! As you can guess I learned all that in beauty school...
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i've always wanted to ask this too. that's really useful halfwavyhalfcurly! wsa just wondering what you would say to a stylist to achieve the
'2) 90 degree (what I usually get and can be seen in some of my pics) - This is done by lifting the crown hair straight up and then continuing like the name says at a 90 degree angle perpendicular to the scalp. One can choose the length of the layers, making them shorter at the top if volume is needed; in this case the stylist may have to "blend" different lengths by adjusting the angle when connecting longer bottom layers, especially if the hair is shoulder length or more. During the 70s the popular version of this was the "shag". ' look?
Exactly that: "I want a 90 degree layered cut", then explain how long you want the "top" layer and preferably, bring a picture of what you want it to look like. I would also politely ask too if the person has experience cutting curly hair because for every 1/4" of wet hair cut we lose about 1" of length (or more, depending on the type) so if they try to cut it like straight hair it would end up much shorter than you expected.
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curlylaura:

4) Vertical layers - curved, face-framing layers are cut on the front, the sides curve to join with the longer back. This is most often seen on straight hair, like what Jennifer Anniston has had on several occasions.
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What would happen if a Curly got this cur...would it be real bad?
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I once had it pretty much like that, you can't see the same detail (and of course there's no curving) as with straight hair but it frames the face rather nicely.
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Wow! Thanks HalfWavyHalfCurly!

I didn't know there were lots of different ways to cut layers!
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What kind of layers do you ask for when you want to get a bob cut? TIA!
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2C-3A??? Currently using Curly Q Milkshake, 3-minute Aussie Miracle, using non-sulphate shampoos, MopTop Pomade, Boots curl creme, always looking for that next miracle product for my hair! My PJ is never satisfied.
Not really, the original bob was just a short cut like this one. Since then many variations of it have been "created".

I asked to just have my "perimeter" (outside shape) blunt cut and the rest layered at 90 degrees. Most layered cuts are usually done with the back in a V or oval shape and I've had it like that but this makes my hair look fuller, the other cuts are better for people with normal to very thick hair.

I did a search looking for an example and found this (weird, IMO) site, so far all I see is straight hair bobs which I'm totally sick of, they are what I consider "anchor-woman 'do", also much favored in the business world :P. Boooooooring! (Sorry if I offend anyone...).

Edited to make first line more accurate...
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