If you’re a fan of the no-makeup makeup look, chances are, you are going to love what’s coming next. Much like its makeup equivalent, the ‘invisible layers’ haircutting technique does a bunch of things to your hair, yet never shows on the outside.

What we mean is that it enhances the look of your hair, without you actually making a drastic change. This dry haircutting technique focuses on removing weight and adding movement to your hair. Just imagine sneaky, short layers hidden under longer, statement layers and you will get it. Turns out, the haircutting technique is also quite popular with hairstylists who are asked for a minimal, yet textured haircut. Here’s why...

 

What do invisible layers look like?

What do invisible layers look like?

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This is an excellent option for fashionistas who love to play around with minimal looks. In fact, the technique is so efficient that the end results of your haircut might even show absolutely no layers at all.

A low-key haircut that gives the illusion of not having done anything, yet has lovely texture hidden underneath. The best part about this technique is that it can be done on any hair texture, length or even thickness. Plus, it's super easy to manage… talk about the perfect haircut!

 

How to tell your hairstylist you want invisible layers?

How to tell your hairstylist you want invisible layers?

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You already know that the best way to piss off any hairstylist is to take a picture of a haircut and shove that in their face, asking for it.

You’ve gotta have a conversation with them and for that, you need to be familiar with the haircutting language that they converse in. If you want invisible layers put in your hair, there are two ways to ask for it:

  • Pen cutting technique

With this technique, your hairstylist will take a feather razor and slowly deconstruct a boring cut and add more shape and character to it. The name comes from the fact that the razor is supposed to be held like a pen and the result is a more lived-in look that is chic at the same time.

  • Back cutting technique

Back cutting is used on longer hair with medium-density that needs to shed some weight off in the back. The subtle layers are put in just at the back, removing extra bulk that is responsible for weighing down long hair from the crown. Now that you know how to ask for it, go out there and try some invisible layers for yourself!

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