Haircut Tutorial – How to Cut Layers – TheSalonGuy

Please enjoy my haircut tutorial on how to cut layers. Layers are designed to remove weight, add volume and shape in the hair. In this haircut tutorial video, I share some of my techniques on how to cut layers.

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With 20+ years of experience as a hairstylist and media personality, Stephen Marinaro, a.k.a. TheSalonGuy, focuses on bringing fashion, beauty and entertainment content to millions of people through TV, radio, print and the web. Whether he is offering style advice or chatting with stars on the red carpet, Stephen lives by the values of professionalism, respect, and passion for his work.   

Since entering the beauty industry in 1992, Stephen wanted to give back to his community in different ways. After serving the public and protecting our families for six years as a law enforcement officer and Firefighter, Stephen decided to forge ahead with a new career path that combined his first loves: Beauty and Technology. Stephen brought his core family values, respect and an overwhelming sense of dignity with him during his transition. Not only is Stephen a mentor to millions of viewers through television and radio, he is also the founder of, an innovative online directory for salon clients and professionals.

Stephen’s YouTube channel,, features styling tutorials and event coverage.  His channel surpassed the 9 million views mark, and averages an astounding 900,000+ hits per month.
Not only has Stephen hosted his own radio show, he has also interviews with an impressive list of celebrities, including Sophia Vergara, Alyssa Milano, Regis Philbin, Steve Buscemi, Terrence Jenkins, Pamela Anderson, Daisy Fuentes, Michelle Rodriguez, Dita Von Teese, Nick Cannon, Frederic Fekkai, Kelly Cutrone, Thomas Jane of the hit HBO series Hung, Twilight’s Chaske Spencer, Smash’s Megan Hilty, and Jenna Dewan-Tatum, among many others.
Stephen is currently signed to CDS, one of the top 10 YouTube Networks in the world. He was also cast by eHow as an expert, for a 13-episode series on hair and grooming tips. He’s chatted with and interviewed cast members of several shows including  How Do I Look?, What Not to Wear, The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Real Housewives of New York, Cake Boss, Jersey Shore as well as covering red carpet events and fashion shows that include the Oscars and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week NYC. Stephen has appeared on Style Networks hit show, Jerseylicious on Season 4 and has worked with other networks such as MTV and BRAVO.
Stephen is also an entrepreneur who helps businesses through consulting, marketing, and media and event production. He has worked with brands and designers such as Dior, L’Oreal, Paul Mitchell, Zang Toi, Rachel Roy, Emiliani, DePasquale, Nike Communications, The Art of Shaving, Beauty Press, Youthful 8, Malan Breton and Ted Gibson.

Whether Stephen is working in front of the camera or behind the scenes, one thing is certain: TheSalonGuy brings a unique blend of creativity, experience and enthusiasm to every project.

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Leighann Gee says:

do you have any videos where someone has hair to middle of back but want short angles around the face and shorter layers throughout .I find this difficult to do and blending it all together .love your videos

marvin espana says:

Hello Mr. Salon guy! Can I apply this technique after rebonding long length hair?

Merewetherful says:

I went to the hairdressers yesterday and requested a layered haircut. All she did was slid her scissors through my hair. It took literally five seconds to layer my hair. I wasn’t happy with that – very lazy.

Charon Nix says:

Guys will this make thin hair look fuller or thinner and some tips in convincing my parents allow me to do this

cretnotonic says:

Do you use special shears for mannequin hair vs real human hair? I heard the mannequin hair dulls your shears

HerrDanilo says:

Hey Stephen, you spoke of making a round shape for the cut to create the layers. Would you do same procedure for a male long haircut? If not, how it would differ for both genders? Thank you.

Rajeshwari Vishnumolakala says:

Classes are very much helpful . thanks a lot. I really really love your classes



Samuel albritton says:

This is the video I needed. If there is a way you can think of to make this video even better, do it. I’ve watched it about ten times now. I’m taking alot away from it. If you can ever think of what else we need to know or could improve the video with even more of your knowledge on the subject, do it. I’ve got cutting guys down. Understanding what I’m doing with girls has been a different story. I’ve watched you other layer cut videos and they are good but this made them make alot of sense. I like when you show us what we could have done and what it does when we do make certain cuts vs the other. doing something because you tell us vs us knowing why we are doing it is huge. Anything else on the subject of layers, would be huge in my career as well as others I assume. Thanks loads. I appreciate every bit of you time. You the man

Liz Sanchez says:

Stephen ur salon rocks and ur cuts tu so much

Liz Sanchez says:

Stephen ur salon rocks and ur cuts tu so much

harleen virk says:

where can you get those doll heads from? sorry I don’t know what the name is for that. btw loved it!

inztynct says:

grate job! keep doing this

chic degeek says:

i prefer to always dry cut too x

Tasha Butler says:

Brill teacher

Martha Gilliam says:

I loved it.. thank you much!!

Staceyhhs says:

I tend to point cut but some pieces mostly in the back still come out choppy is there a way to make that not happen ??

Irene V. says:

Thanks, good explanations! Maybe you could add a pic of each style of layering so we can see the results in real people 🙂

cheen Munsayac says:

ts all ready sunday you know

AzzaYCF says:

Can someone please explain what is meant by weight? Is it volume?

freedom dove says:

Thanks so much for your helpful videos.  I’ve sent them to my hairdresser and she likes them, too.   🙂   Could a stylist use your layering techniques, except for starting at the front?  I have collarbone-length hair right now (all one length) with long side bangs.  It’s too heavy and thick for me and I want to have it layered.  I think the most appropriate length for the first layer might be the shortest pieces up front, but am unsure if that would be too short for layering.  Can she start up front and use my bangs to find/create the guideline?  How would she proceed after that?  I presume she could go in the opposite fashion you go in the video and do the top first then blend in the sides and then work around to the back.  Does that sound alright or would you do it differently?  Also, do you think the bangs are too short for a layering guideline (the shortest pieces fall just below my mouth)? 

Thanks again.  🙂  If you’re taking video requests, I definitely would like to see a layer cut on hair that is all one length with long side bangs, using the bangs for the guideline.  😉  I have my next appointment in two weeks.  😛  Lol.

Biogrrrl says:

i liked this video

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jussara batista says:

eu gosto muito do seu trabalho mais não falo ingleis

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Resheda Babb says:

I appreciate you so much for sharing this technique with us! This was very Helpful and clear, keep them coming!

TheeDreamVictoria says:

Why did u choose to layer this one dry?

Carol Johnson says:

I love the video’s, where can I find the video’s how to layer your own hair?

Amber Dickerson says:

I really love your tutorials, and find them very helpful. Thanks so much for doing them! However, standard layering techniques don’t seem to work for my hair, which is very very thick and pretty long, and I don’t want short layers/wispiness. My stylist has to pull some wizardry type moves to keep my hair from getting a huge block/chunk because of my side part… :/ Do you have any suggestions, other than thinning shears? Thanks again! Really appreciate your videos.

Stéphanie koo says:

Thank you for your teaching

Kevin Alexander says:

great…. thank you

Udit Arora says:

thanks for showing this video and i tray this cut in my salon

Amy Namvong says:

I wish I can study with teachers like this guide!

Kim Tran says:

thank you heaps you made things more easy to understand. Amaizings stylist.

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