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How To Create Visual Interest & Add Dimension To Long Hair

Andrew Carruthers

Author Andrew Carruthers | Education Director for Sam Villa

We all have clients with gorgeous thick long hair that want you to cut layers, creating visual interest and dimension. Easy, right? You'd think so, but so often we encounter challenges such as:

  • Sometimes the layers you create are not visual enough and/or there's not enough dimension
  • You layer the perimeter resulting in thin ends that don't support the upper surface layers


In this video, Andrew Carruthers, Education Director for Sam Villa demonstrates how to approach layering long hair, including:

  • How to use vertical pie-shaped sections at the upper surface along with diagonal cutting lines to create your layers
  • Leaving enough density in the perimeter to create a strong baseline and support the layers on the upper surface
  • Why using a longer dry cutting shear is best for this cutting technique
  • Why detached over-cutting is a preferred technique for creating texture
  • And so much more...


Watch and learn the secret to creating dimension in long hair. Your guests will LOVE the results!

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