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    Default "Compact cut" method, short layers

    This is exactly how to do one of the compact cuts from the book, "Haircutting for dummies". It's how to get short layers. The other method, for long layers, is when you stick the ponytail on top of your head instead of on your forehead.

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    That's pretty much how I've cut mine over the past 15 years, minus the rubber band...I just cut where the shortest layer from the back hits to keep length or pick a spot if I actually wanted it shorter. It does turn out nice with even layers!
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    Interesting. I remember when I was 14 years old I went to a salon for layers and the woman put my hair in a ponytail on top of my head and cut, I was surprised when it came out perfect! I might try this sometime if I decide I want some layers. (the pony on top of my head tho, lol)
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    Just so you know, I promoted this to an Article!
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    Oooh nice, thanks SheliaAnn!
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    Okay, I'm building up the intestinal fortitude to give this a try...
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    I see that I originally posted exactly 1 month ago, lol. It took that long to finally do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eunice View Post
    Okay, I'm building up the intestinal fortitude to give this a try...
    Why not? You can always grow out the layers if you're sick of it. It is going to be short, the shortest layer, depending on how much you cut off. If your hair is waist then the shortest layers are going to be APL, just to give you an idea.
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    I've cut my hair myself for years, mainly by parting down the middle, pulling over my shoulder, and then picking up individual curls and cutting them. I have given myself layers, kind of, mostly around my face. I also fairy-tale the ends...

    I think this method is definitely worth a try, and seeing it work for other people helps!

    Cuddles needs his hair cut today, and it will be a good excuse to give mine some attention. I'll get before and afters.

    Do you think damp vs dry makes any difference?
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    Personally, I prefer to cut dry hair. I have trimmed or rather micro trimmed damp hair in the past, but when it's dry you get an actual representation of how your hair will lay. For me, it's easier and more accurate to cut it dry.
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