4. If you do have layers, start by using a front section to create a guide.
You’ve now combed your hair, you have no knots, and you’ve analyzed the natural movement created by your layers. Start with the front layer, section it, and twist it to create a more natural effect. Use your fingers as guides and pinch your hair to mark the specific length that you want.
5. Cut vertically for a softer finish and horizontally for blunt edges.
Using scissors at an angle will help you recreate a natural effect, as well as cut the twisted hair. If you cut horizontally, you risk having very “squared-off” layers. Once cut, you’ll have a guide that will help you decide the length of the rest of the sections you’ll work on.
6. Using guides as a reference, take small sections of hair and cut.
Now divide your hair into small sections using clips (or scrunchies, if needed). Follow the layers your hair already has. Remember to cut at an angle.