Monday, July 9, 2012

Easy Five-Minute Layered Haircut


I am so excited to share with you an ultra-simple, super-quick way to cut your hair in beautiful layers! You can easily cut your daughter's or even your own hair in only 5 minutes!  You may never go to the salon again!

Easy Five-Minute Layered Haircut
This is what my daughter's hair looked like before the haircut:


Here is how to cut your own hair in five minutes: First, wash and condition the hair, then comb it all into a ponytail on the forehead, securing with a ponytail holder. 




Then, making sure the hair is all combed out as smooth as possible, and using your fingers as a guide, either just cut straight across the ends, or use little vertical snips to cut across the ends.


Comb out, and you're done!* That's it! Easy! Five minutes! Incredibly beautiful results!

Here are the before and after photos...amazing, isn't it?!:


*The "after" photo was color edited, but the curls are all natural. The new layers brought out the curls, with a little spray gel and light scrunching. (I have not tried this on  fine or naturally straight hair yet, and  I imagine that it would be a bit trickier on straight hair, as the layers are more noticeable, and you'd need to be extra-careful in combing out the hair well before cutting.**)
      **Update on straight hair: Please see the wonderful testimonial from a reader on Oct. 2 below.

The layered haircut also looks beautiful in a twisted half-up, using a Lilla Rose Flexi-clip:

Half-up with Lilla Rose Flexi-Clip

I will have to admit, that I tried this method out on my daughter first (cowardly, I know) but as soon as I saw the excellent results, I proceeded to cut my own hair the same way. Layers are almost impossible to cut on yourself, but with this easy ponytail method, it was a cinch!

148 comments:

  1. Yes, yes you have convinced me! Next time I need a hair cut, this is so what I'm doing! Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. I'd love to see pics next time you do, Gail! :)

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  2. I need a haircut right now. If I go to the salon it will cost me $100 (I get highlights too.) My hair is pretty long so they charge a lot. I'm considering this. I'm going to ask my husband what he thinks. I'm curious though, did you cut straight across or use the vertical snips? Also, how does it look when it's not curled?

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    1. Thanks, Heather! She does have beautiful hair--those are her natural waves, so her hair was not "curled" for the photo; I just sprayed a little hair gel on it, and it curled right up.

      This is a great way to save money. I usually go to the salon as well, but haven't since trying this method. I've cut my hair two or three times since learning about this method. I've tried both vertical snips and cutting straight across. Supposedly the vertical snips are what hairstylists recommend, as it gives the hair a more natural look, but I haven't noticed a difference between the two.

      It looks just like a salon layered haircut when not curled. I straighten mine, and the layers look fine.

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    2. I have layered my own hair for years using a similiar method. Super easy! Kathy

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  3. By the way, your daughter has beautiful hair!

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  4. Thank you for sharing this... I have not my hair cut in over a year. I am very excited to try this!

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    1. Jordan, go ahead and try it next time you wash your hair, and let us all know how it turns out!

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  5. This is GREAT!!!! I have a daughter with long hair and I'd love to give this a try. She has some layers, but I think if we had more, it would give it more movement.

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    1. Yes, give it a try and let me know how it turns out!

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  6. Paula this is a great idea!! I've been trying to layer my own hair and the results have been comical to say the least!

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    1. Kim, I know exactly what you mean! I hope this works out much better for you, and with much less laughter!

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  7. That is so beautifully EASY! Thanks for sharing.

    Blessings<><
    -Mary

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    1. You're welcome, Mary! Let me know if you try it!

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  8. Aww dear! I JUST cut my hair to BSL (it was an accident, it wasn't suppose to end up that short :(, so I won't be cutting it any time soon, but the next time I do I will use this method! It looks to simple to be true and without the pictures, I wouldn't have believed it. Your daughter has gorgeous long hair!

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    1. Thank you, Heather Joy! The haircut really is too simple to be true! I hope your hair grows back quickly!

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  9. I do my bangs in the same way

    Blessings,Renee

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    1. I did not realize that you could do bangs the same way...thanks for sharing!

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  10. Do you recommend just cutting the ends or can the hair be cut shorter?
    Many times I have sectioned and cut just the top of my hair. It takes a ton of weight off but leaves very long layers in the back.

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    1. I recommend starting with a lesser amount, seeing how it looks, then taking off more. It is so simple, and takes just a minute, that there's no need to jump in and take a lot off on your first try--you can always cut off more, but you can't put it back on as easily!

      I cut about 3" off the end of the ponytail in this haircut. It did not take that much off of the finished length, as most of what I was cutting off were the layers.

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  11. I just pulled my (dry, not-yet-brushed) hair into a ponytail over my forehead, and not all the hair is at the end. My hair is not really layered at this point, so I'm wondering if I just need to get it wet and brush it really well, or if I'm holding it wrong? How did you hold your head to brush it into the ponytail? I'd love to try this but I want to do it right! :)

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    1. If your hair is not really layered to start out with, then most of the hair that is at the end and that you will be cutting off would be the layers, not the length.

      Yes, definitely have it wet, and brush it as well as you can for the best results. I bent down forward to make brushing it out easier.

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    2. I went ahead and did the haircut the other day, following all your directions, and I LOVE how it turned out!! Thank you so much! It is still as long as it was before with the longest layers, so I'm going to get some help with cutting a couple inches off the length. :) But the layers are beautiful! Thanks. :)

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  12. Oh, thank you so much for this!!! I was just thinking that my oldest daughter and I needed to get our hair cut, but I was dreading the salon costs!

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    1. Yes, this will save you a ton of money, especially over the years!

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  13. I had a friend show me how to cut layers in my hair...back when my hair was only shoulder length....she said to split my hair in half down the middle, and do a side at a time. But it was to brush the hair straight up and trim across the top, to make layers. Once my hair got too long to do that, lol, i realized I could do the same thing by bending over and trimming, like you showed! It works GREAT, and I've been cutting my own hair now for 12/13 yrs!

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    1. Thanks so much for sharing your success with this! Do you have straight or wavy hair?

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  14. I always do my bangs this way, Paula. I don't band it though--just hold it tightly together. And I don't have any good scissors in the bathroom, so I just hack it off with our big nail clippers. Yep, that's my great beauty secret. :)

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    1. Not sure what to say about your nail clipper tip, Susan, but whatever works! lol

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    2. That completely cracks me up!!! Ha!! :)

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  15. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this post!!! I went ahead and did this this afternoon... first I cut about 4 inches off- then after it dried, I wet it down again and cut another 6 or so inches off. I LOVE the result. I've had my hair one length for a couple of years now and have been wanting layers again but it never seems to turn out just how I want it at the salon. Thanks so much!! This is just what I wanted for my hair!!

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    1. That's wonderful!!! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

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  16. I've been cutting my girls hair their whole lives. Just recently my 15 year old daughter decided she wanted layers, but I didn't know how to do them and took her to the salon for the first time! This is fantastic. Can't wait to try it out.

    Oh and last month I cut my own hair for the first time but couldn't do the layers - just the layered bangs and straight across the back. I'm going to try this on myself. Brilliant! Thanks!

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    1. You're very welcome, Melissa! Let me know how it goes for both of you!

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  17. Thank you so much for sharing this!
    I've kind of taken over cutting my sister's hair, and trying to do layers is tricky. But with this easy method it will make it a cinch! I will most certainly try this on them when they need a haircut again.
    Thanks again for posting this! :)

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    1. Great, Haley! Let me know how it goes!

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    2. I will do that! Thanks! :)

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  18. This is a great post! I am so looking forward for my hair growing out a bit more so I can try this!! Popping over from Titus 2says!
    ~Heather @ourcultivatedlife

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting, Heather!

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  19. My daughter convinced me to do this on her today... we must have messed it up, because it was a total failure and she ended up having to lose about 6" in length to fix it. The end result is cute, but its not what we were going for, lol. What did I do wrong???? =o(

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    1. I'm so sorry to hear that, Kelli! For straight hair, I am sure that you'd need to be extra-careful to comb it out well, and as straight as possible, as the layers would be much more noticeable. I also recommend only cutting off a little to start with, to get an idea of what the results would be. I am glad that it at least ended up cute!

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  20. I should also have mentioned its probably her hair type - her hair is very straight. So maybe I didn't do so bad after all, haha.

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    1. Yes, I haven't tried it out on straight hair yet--both mine and my daughter's hair is thick and wavy. I wonderful if my straight-haired daughter will let me try this on her???

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    2. I tried it out on my wavy hair - and it works great! So it must be the hair type. My daughter's hair is so fine I guess there is just no way for me to be careful enough. We started out just doing a tiny bit, but the layers weren't really noticeable. We went one cut too far and that did the whole thing in with her hair. I think if you want small layers at the bottom with straight hair, it works great! But when we started to try more daring layers, that didn't work out. I put huge layers in my wavy coarse hair today and LOVE it.

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  21. I will be doing this next time my daughter needs a hair cut! I am a new follower and I would be so grateful if you would link up at Mom's Library! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for the follow! Let us know how your daughter's haircut goes when you try this! Linked up! Thanks!

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  22. I just might have to try this on myself! I need a haircut, but don't have a daughter to experiment on, so this might be it. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You're welcome, Leah..let me know how it goes!

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  23. I am in need of a hair cut and cut my own last time, but the back was really hard to cut. This looks so easy!

    We'd love for you to link up to our Finished Friday Blog Party!

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    1. Yes, it is easy! Try it next time and share how it goes! Linked up--thanks for the invite!

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  24. Just following from a blog hop and would love if you followed back at www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for visiting! Your blog is adorable...following back!

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  25. Just tried this on myself. So simple! I can't believe I'd never heard of this before. So glad to have found your post!!

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    1. Yay! I'm so glad it worked for you! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Hair stylist here .The reason this works so well is that it is using the shape of your head.Becuz you are pulling the hair tight in the pony it keeps the layers just right for your head shape) when you pull it up into the pony make a choice as to where you want it the shortest layer to be leave the pony there.If you want it a little more shaggy layers buy a cheap pair of thinning shears and cut about 2 inches down from the end of the pony tail.it makes it lighter this will help if you hair is super thick.I usually do this on myself and love the cut .You still need the bottom ends trimmed every once in awhile though.

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    1. Thanks so much for your input! I think I will try the thinning shears next time on myself, as my hair is super thick, and could definitely use some thinning out as well.

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  27. Hi Paula!
    This looks like a really amazing technique, but I'm not quite sure how short the layers end up. I'm very picky about my own long one-length hair and think this is a GORGEOUS look but don't want to make a mistake! You said you took 3" off your daughter's hair for this look, so how short is her shortest layer now? Since I'm just starting out going into a layered look, I'd prefer not to get layers with a shorter length until I'm sure about switching to it :) Thank you so much for sharing this! Your daughters' hair is beautiful!

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    1. Thank you! Good advice would be to just take the smallest amount off at first, to get an idea of what is happening, and how it will look. If you like it, then you can always keep taking a little more off till you get the look you desire.

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  28. I just read this, got up and wet and cut my hair, and came back to say thanks! Really easy and quick and it looks great!

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    1. Wonderful, Deanne!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Wonderful, Deanne!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. LOL, I just did this straight after reading - masses of volume! I've been cutting my own hair just plain and straight for years, this is awesome. Thanks!

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    1. I'm so glad! Thanks for sharing!

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  31. I will have to try this! Sounds way too easy! LOL! My daughter and I have super thick hair and even with it thinned and layered my pony tail is over 4" thick! I'm way overdue for a trim and daughter probably is too. Maybe we'll have to try it tomorrow!


    p.s. I found your blog from our LRFB page. ;)

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    1. Did you try this, Terra? My hair is super-thick, too. Someone commented on here that we could try thinning shears on the last few inches of the ponytail. I've bought the shears, but haven't tried them, yet.

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  32. Thank you so much for sharing this. I really can't ever get to a hair dresser for me or our daughter. I cut both of our hair using this method and it worked great! I put a link back to your blog post on my blog, www.countrymomathome.blogspot.com
    Thanks again.

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    1. Thanks so much for sharing this link on your blog, Crystal! I appreciate it! :)

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  33. I saw this on Pinterest and tried it tonight. I chopped what looked like at least six inches off and it is awesome!!! My hair is coarse and wavy, and the longest part in the back doesn't look much shorter than it was before, but the layers are definitely defined and there is now tons of movement in my hair. Thanks!!!

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    1. That is wonderful! Thanks so much for letting me know!

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  34. Okay, here is the very-straight-long-haired "review", as it were. I have mid back length hair that is very straight and medium thickness (Type 1bNii for those of you who get into that), Night before last I took a shower and washed my hair, and then, whilst standing under warm running water, I combed/brushed all my hair down to the front. I DO NOT recommend this however, I had quite a tangled mess and I think it messed up the cut, though once it dried it wasn't tangled a bit. I then cut off about 7 inches and let it dry overnight. It looked great, I hadn’t lost any of my length, but some of the shorter layers were “under” the longer ones (I blame this on the tangled wet hair). SO, the next night I took my dry hair and brushed it up to the front and then just wetted the end a little bit and cut off another 2 inches. I could not be happier with my hair now! It moves about so gracefully and I just love it to pieces. :P I’ve never had layers before, I’ve always cut my hair myself, or, when I was little, had my Mom do it, so I am not too picky. :)

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    1. Oh, Heather Joy, thanks so much for being the test subject for straight hair! This is all wonderful to hear! I am so glad you love your new hair cut, and that you let us know about it!

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    2. I have to tell you Heather that your comment alone has inspired me to try this. I have a daughter with SUPER long thick hair and I was nervous about cutting it. I hope it works and she likes it.

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    3. I've done this for years and one thing I do to be sure it is very straight is when I wash my hair, I put conditioner in and don't rinse it completely out. It really helps be able to comb it smoothly forward. After I cut, I rinse everything out. Works great.

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  35. Paula...I was just thinking I need another trim but I may have to try this idea. I have medium long curly hair that is layered already and that I sometimes straighten so it will be interesting how this may turn out. Thank you for the tutorial.

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    1. It sounds as if we have similar hair. I have done this multiple times on myself, and I occasionally straighten my hair as well...I almost posted a pic of myself, but thought my daughter was cuter! :)

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  36. Paula,

    For a person with thin, fine hair just slightly wavy, I NEVER cut my hair. (Unless you count kindergarten!) I really had to think about whether I was brave enough to try this tonight.

    I did as you suggested and went easy. I cut just a bit, brushed it out and fluffed it with my fingers again, then put it back in the ponytail and cut some more. I did this about 4-5 times before I told myself to quite while I was ahead. :)

    I blow dried it, straightened my bangs, spritzed and crunched a little, and viola! I. LOVE. IT.

    Thank you so much for posting this tutorial - and thank your sweet daughter for being our model. :)

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    1. I'm so glad it worked for you, Paula! I will have to tell my daughter how much everyone appreciates her willingness to do that for us!

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  37. I just did this - LOVE the results! I was just thinking this past week I need my hair re-layered!

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    1. Yay! Thanks so much for letting me know, Lea!

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  38. I cut my husband's and 3 sons hair to save money and only spend $10 on mine a couple times a year, but just did my own and it was so easy - thanks! =) I have naturally curly hair in long layers so just took a few inches off that I needed for it to be healthy again! I love it!

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  39. I haven't had my hair cut professionally in almost ten years and hardly ever in years before that. Today, I have been feeling like my hair is just awful!! There is no way I am going to a salon. I am going to try this, maybe tomorrow!! My hair is past my hips somewhere and will keep growing almost to my knees if I don't cut it soon. I'm sure it isn't as thick, so I am so thankful that I found your blog (from LR Facebook Page.)

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    1. I never cut my hair myself. Chicken, I know. I went to a salon and they layered it for me and I love it, curls and all. Maybe next time?!

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  40. This is brilliant. I just tried it and am really pleased with the result. I'd been wanting to get my hair cut again, but couldn't afford to. I don't think I'll ever need to pay a hair-dresser again. Thank you.

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    1. Wonderful, Shelley! Thanks so much for letting us know!

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  41. I have very fine, thin, straight hair that is at my mid-back. I am probably not the best candidate for this haircut, but I would LOVE to stop paying for haircuts so I may just try it. I just pulled my hair into a front pony tail and realized though, that b/c my hair is already layered it is not at all level at the end like in the picture above. I'd have to cut off several inches in order to cut straight across. Would that put my hair at shoulder length or shorter? Maybe I'd have to grow out my layers before this cut would work for me??? Any tips would be much appreciated!

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    1. If the layers at the top of the ponytail are shorter than the rest, and would not "make the cut," then that would mean that you would be freshening up the layers, but not cutting anything off of the length. (The top layers when you comb your hair into a ponytail are really the longest, bottom length layers.)

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  42. I have curly/wavy hair and was nervous trying this out and only cut off about an inch at first, then realized just how awesome it worked! So ended up cutting another couple off and it looks amazing, its the natural way to have layered hair.

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    1. Yay! I'm so glad this worked for you!

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  43. I have naturally wavy and colour hair that was recently permed curly by a friend in beauty school. The last 3 inches or so (which had been bleached blonde, red, blonde again, and then brown before being permed) ended up being crispy fried so that they felt like fibreglass. I was both too poor and too embarrassed to go to a salon. I've cut my hair before by tediously snipping off split ends and also by a pony on the BACK of my head, but this worked way better. I only cut off about an inch and ended up with luscious and surprisingly non-damaged layers. Thank you for this post!

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  44. Hi, I plan on doing this technique very soon. I have watched a few YouTube posts and noticed some people pull their hair towards the top of their head instead of forward as you have done with your daughters hair. Do you know what the difference would be? Ps. your daughter's hair looks absolutely stunning!!

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    1. Thanks! The more you pull the hair forward, the more layers you will have. The pony at the top of the head would give you longer layers, and not as many.

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    2. You would be best to start of more at the top than foward if you are trying it for the first time. Less is best as you can always go back and do it more foward if u want more and shorter

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  45. I did this and for extra shorter to create more volume I sectioned the full top half off from the bottom length half, about 1-2 inch above the ears and repeat the same steps :)

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  46. Hello Paula, greetings from Oxfordshire, UK! Thank you so much for this post,
    I tried it last night and am now sporting a pretty new hairstyle :-) . My thick course hair was out of condition and badly needed an uplift. Thanks to you the bounce is back and the method is so simple but pure genius! I can even measure the length needed by my facial features eg last night I cut at the height of my chin so if I want it a little shorter in mid summer I just have to remember to go up to lower lip level .
    God bless you and your family.

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    1. Welcome, Chrissie! Thanks so much for sharing your success story! :)

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  47. Thank you ... it's perfect! I tried my first "at home" haircut. Only an inch but just how I wanted it and it was free!! Thank you.

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  48. Oh yes! We always layer our own hair, wet right out of the shower. Super easy and I can't even imagine the amount of money we have saved! :-)

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  49. This is GREAT! I cut all the hair in our house (my aunt is a beautician and I watched her for years and watched a video tutorial...then just kind of winged it). I'm not the perfect beautician but I do an acceptable job. :-) When it comes to my own however I go for months without getting a trim or cut because I don't want to pay to have someone do it (My aunt now lives far away and I like to pay her too!) Going to go try it right now....

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    1. Wonderful, Faith! Let me know how it turns out!

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  50. This is such a great idea! Thanks :)

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  51. I just read this and cut my hair it turned out fabulous! I however part my hair to the side and it won't look right if I cut with my ponytail in the middle, should I move it to the side? And if so what side should I place the ponytail if I part on the left side?

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  52. I have straight long hair to the top of my toosh, have not had a haircut in 10 years and was ready for a change. I do not trust ANYBODY with my hair. Decided to try this myself after researching online. Everyone seemed to like the turnout, so I did it! I started with all my hair in a high ponytail and slid a hairtie down to my ends where I wanted to cut, I cut right under the hairtie and it made it easier to cut a straight line. I then put a half ponytail up and did the exact same thing. I proceeded to move up my head taking less hair, until I got the desired length of my upper layers! I do admit I was scared to death, but am very pleased with the results. I'm going to try this on my daughter soon! LOVE that it's so easy and CHEAP! Thanks for all the tips!

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    1. I am so glad this worked out for you!

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    2. My hair is top of toosh length too and I used the same sectioning procees last night. I love how it turned out and I think I will cut one more section to frame my face a little more. My hair is much lighter now and I got rid of most of the broken and split ends but kept the length which makes me very happy!

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  53. Thank you! This is awesome - very easy and I LOVE the results! I've blogged it here: http://titus2homemaker.com/2013/06/my-new-haircut-and-how-i-did-it-myself/

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    1. Wonderful, Rachel! I enjoyed seeing your haircut experiment! Thanks for the link!

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  54. This saved my hair! My hair stylist really messed up my layers a couple of days ago. They looked HORRIBLE. She cut them way too far apart and I looked like I had a "shelf" on my head. I was researching ways to fix the problem when I ran across your post. I certainly didn't have anything to lose, so I gave it a try. I LOVE the way it turned out! I may never set foot in a salon again!!

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  55. I have previously layered, curly hair. I was wondering if it is possible to do the same thing to make shorter layers. I know if I mess up, it will grow back, :) but did you just diagonally snip the end or did you actually create layers? I think I missed something... and do you recommend this for curly hair?

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    1. Yes, you can shorten your layers. All it takes is one straight-across horizontal cut. You cut no layers manually; they are automatically layered since you've pulled them to a single point. This works great in curly hair. Curly hair loves layers, and is especially forgiving if you mess up slightly. One of my daughters has really curly hair, and uses this method on herself all the time with great results.

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  56. Hi Paula.
    I was just sitting here, thinking about how much I need a haircut and how broke I am when I decided to do a little search on how to layer your hair when I came across your post. Seeing the pictures of your daughter's hair drew me in and after reading everyone's comments I'm convinced! I'm gonna try it first thing in the morning! ! Thanks so much for sharing this.

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  57. Just wanted to provide another endorsement for this SUPER EASY method of cutting layers. I watched tons of youtube videos before I cut my own long, straight, thick hair. After trying (and failing) at employing all different sorts of fancy sectioning and guideline methods, I just did this simple ponytail-pulled-forward cut, as described in this blog post, and it turned out fabulously! I'm really happy with the results and it's remarkable how easy this method is.

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  58. Sounds like a brilliant method! I haven't cut my hair for a year now and I'm pretty desperate. I've just bought my first hair scissors and will try it out tonight. I've recently started the water only experiment and thought it would be fair to do it with freshly trimmed hair. Wish me luck!

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  59. i have extremely thick wavy hair and probably haven't cut it in 2 or more years but it definitely needed it. tried this and it came out PERFECT with nice layers that fall around my face. So glad I didn't waste time and money at the salon, this really took less than 5 minutes. i tried a longer cut first then pulled it back up and took another 2 inches off. so 8" off and a perfect haircut :)

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  60. I just did this on both mine and my daughter's hair last night. Her hair looks amazing. I looove love love it. Her hair is thick/coarse/crazy/frizzy...wavy in places, straight in others...heavy hair. My gosh it looks gorgeous after cutting it this way. I think the nature of her hair lends to the beautiful effect the layers give it. Now...my hair on the other hand... it's fine, and as straight as straight goes (like...the hair straightener kiosk guys in the mall always ask me what brand I use...and I don't use any! Ha!) I have a ton of hair though...and it has its frizzy days, especially on top (think Rachel from Friends kind of frizzy). Anyways... I am jealous of my daughter's gorgeous cut. Mine is fine. It's just not awesome. I feel like some of the layers are too bluntly cut and it makes my hair look heavy and hacked in some places. Maybe it's just today... and maybe I'll feel better once I through a little wave and curl in there... we'll see. But yall, you better believe that I'll be using this method again and again on my 13 yr old's hair. =) Thanks Paula!!!

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    1. Thanks for the update, Brooke! I think this type of haircut really shines in thick, curly hair, as layers really bring out the curls.

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  61. I was just stressing about how badly I needed a new cut when I came across this. I tried it and it worked great! Totally happy with the results, thanks for this blog!

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    1. Wonderful! Thanks for letting me know! :)

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  62. I've got really curly hair and it's been a bit of a mess. I'm a student and in desperate need of a cut. I'm hoping this will be an end to my hair disaster woes! Will try later and tell you how it goes.

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  63. I have thin straight and fine hair will this work for me

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    1. Mela, it is trickier, but can be done. You just need to be sure that you've combed it out extremely well--straight and with no tangles, as that will affect the cut. See the comment on Oct. 2--that is very encouraging!

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  64. can this work for my fine thin straight hair

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    1. Yes, Mela, just be sure to read the comments about doing this on fine hair, as it is not as forgiving...you must be sure to comb it out extremely well before cutting.

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  65. I just tried this tonight after reading this post. I have very thick, slightly wavy, long hair. I LOVE IT!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing. I think I cut a wee bit more than I would have liked ( the shortest layer being mid- neck) but WOW! Can't wait to style it in the a.m. One thing I found handy, was after cutting, I rinsed the cut end off under the water to rinse out the stray cut hairs. You know how conventional hair cuts leave you with hair on your fingers after you run your hands through your hair? Well, not any more.

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    1. That's a great idea to rinse off the cut end. There really is no mess at all that way! Thanks for sharing; I'm so glad you love your new cut!

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  66. Thank you so much for this! I have been trimming my hair for years and it usually takes hours (I have thick wavy hair). This evening I got annoyed with my hair and went in the bathroom and just chopped it off...bad idea. I butchered it (of course not on purpose). So I started googling and your blog came up with this post. I tried it and must say "Thank you!" you saved me from months of bad hair days :)

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    1. Wonderful, Alexis! I'm so glad it could fix your bad hair cut!

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  67. Thank you so very much for sharing this method of cutting hair. I just did mine and was truly amazed at the beautiful way it turned out. I cut it as you instructed, which came out beautifully, then decided to do it again with the ponytail more at the top of my head, for even more layering. Both times it seemed to immediately get rid of split ends, make my hair much more lustrous, and add alot of swing. (My hair has always been thick with alot of wave to it.) It takes very little time, there is minimal cleanup, and even I can do it! Thank you, thank you again!

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    1. That's wonderful to hear, Jackie! Thanks for letting me know! :)

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  68. I've cut my hair similarly, but I will try this method this weekend for my Senior pics!! :)

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    1. How did your senior pics turn out?

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  69. I'll pin it and talk to my daughter.

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    1. Thanks! Let me know if she decides to give it a try!

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  70. This is AWESOME!!!! I'm totally going to try this! Thanks a bunch! <3

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    1. Did you try it, Julia? How did it turn out?

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  71. Ooooh, I am going to give this a whirl. I have super thick hair, not as long as your daughter's but I'm eager to see how it turns out.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Wishing you a lovely day.
    xoxo

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    1. How did it go, Jennifer? Thanks for stopping by!

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  72. Alrighty, I'm convinced! I'm going to try this tomorrow night! Thanks so much for linking up with the homemaking party. I absolutely love the design of your blog!

    Blessings,
    Sarah

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! Let me know how it goes! :)

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  73. I am also a blessed mother of an 8 year old daughter. Being a single mom I am always looking to save money. This hair cutting method will save us a trip to the hair salon. In fact I just washed my hair and I'm about to cut it right now. I've always been good with hair and I think it's going to look great! Thank you so much for the tip! By the way, I love the art work on your blog. It's just beautiful!

    Sincerely, Tessa

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