How Do You Cut a Short Layered Wedge Haircut?


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To cut a short layered wedge cut, section off the bangs and the top layer of hair, and clip the top out of the way. Then, cut the perimeter of the hair, adding the wedge where desired. Continue with each layer.

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How Do You Cut a Short Layered Wedge Haircut?
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Before starting the cut, wash and towel-dry the hair. To cut the perimeter of the hair, first cut the bangs to the desired length. Then, cut a wedge into one side and repeat on the other, noting facial features to promote even cutting. The wedge often begins at the ears but can begin elsewhere. Continue to add layers, cutting at a steep angle for each layer. Cut the hair behind the ears in a sloping curve back to the nape of the neck. Finally, take down the top layer and part it wherever requested. Blend the top and sides together. At this point, a razor tool can help with blending, but it must be used delicately. After completing the top layer, style using style mousse, gel, a blow dryer on low heat and a flat ceramic iron to smooth and finish the hair. Practice this styling technique on a manikin before attempting it on a real head of hair.

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