Hot and Trending: No Layers, No Trouble!

Hot and Trending: No Layers, No Trouble!

As new fashions come into play, people are constantly looking for a makeover - so why shouldn't a new cut seal the deal? It's no secret that the straight cut is an overall favorite.

Hot and Trending: No Layers, No Trouble!

This no layers hairstyle is the perfect way to start fresh - and what's more, it can be made to suit different faces as well.

With many celebrities sporting this unique chop, it has definitely seen an increase in demand. After all, who wouldn't want to look like the Khaleesi? (Yes, Emilia Clarke chose this look!)

The Secret Behind Its Popularity

While it would be easy to attribute the popularity of the straight cut to Emilia Clarke alone, there is actually a great reason behind it.

This is as close to a fresh start as it gets (apart from going bald). Since shaving off all that hair requires a lot of courage (and heartbreak), many have just decided to stick to removing all those layers they've accumulated over the years.

Moreover, the straight cut can be done in a variety of different lengths. So just because you want a bob doesn't mean you can't get it without the layers! 

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Advantages of the Straight Chop

One of the best benefits is its flexibility. It doesn't take ages to grow out, and once it's long enough, you can get that new style you've always wanted!

While layers always come with the possibility of hiding some split ends during a trim, there is no such drawback with a straight cut. 

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And if the need of the hour is to mask that thin hair, then nothing can do it better than a straight cut. After all, layers ensure that those strands at the very bottom look faded and tired in the long run. But with a straight cut, you will have volume all through!

To top it off, this cut also gives those luscious locks a beautiful, symmetrical charm.

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This cut is ideal for various hairstyles. After all, layers and long braids don't always go hand in hand. With the shorter strands jumping out in rebellion, this is the best way to get them to work together.

And as if this wasn't enough, this is one of the most low-maintenance hairstyles out there. So if you're someone who doesn't have a moment to breathe, (firstly, we'd love to suggest a relaxing little break), but also, this is the hairstyle for you!

Let's Face It

Chopping out those layers goes brilliantly with just about any face - so long as you know how to do it.

If you've got a round face, a chin length (or longer) haircut is your best bet. This way, those locks will frame the face, giving you a slimming effect.

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However, for those with a longer face, going a little shorter will probably do the trick. This adds volume to the sides of the face, making it look less elongated.

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But at the end of the day, the right cut is simply a matter of judgement and preference - so make the final call without worrying too much, and you'll be pleasantly surprised!

How to Cut It

A straight cut isn't as easy as it looks, so here are a couple of steps to help you out.

Step 1: If your client has opted for the straight cut, remember to ask how long they'd like it to be. After all, you can't just go as short as the shortest layer.

Perhaps they want it longer (in which case this look isn't feasible, and you need to tell them). In either case, it's best to avoid those tantrums and be straight up from the very beginning - pun intended!

Step 2: Now that the length is finalized, begin by finding the central parting of the hair. To do this, you can take the fine end of the comb and trace an upwards line from the very center of the nose.

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Step 3: Divide the hair into multiple sections. You can't just head in and chop it all off in one go!

Step 4: Now cut a straight line in one of the base sections, and this will be your guide. To do so, remember to keep the fingers holding the hair in place parallel to your client.

So once you've cut it to the agreed length, it's time to jump in!

Step 5: After all the hair has been chopped off to the same length, let's move on to the next step: texturing.

A scissored cut tends to leave behind an extremely distinct line. So if your client isn't too happy with that, you could always take out a razor and smoothen it out. This will give the ends a more wispy, feathery effect, making the cut look a lot more natural. 

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Step 6: Now add the finishing touches: dry the hair, style it out, and there you have it - the cut is complete!


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Each hairstylist has a unique method, so you don't need to go strictly by the book. And if you've already tried it or are planning on doing so, do let us know your thoughts and experience in the comments section below.

We look forward to hearing from you!