I've said this before, on other pages, but for those who didn't see it, there is a book called "Haircutting for Dummies." It has a chapter called "Compact Cutting". Basicly it tells how to get a layered cut by grabbing all your hair at once, and cutting it all at once. There are several ways to do this, depending on what style you want. There are photos of women with the various cuts, and you just follow the directions for the cut you want. I've cut my hair 4 times this way, picking a different style this last time. I've LOVED it every time. No stylist has ever given me such a great curl-enhancing cut. AND it doesn't cost me anything.