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Long Layer Variation With A-Line Outline And Lip-Line Fringe

With Tim Hartley
Duration24 minutes
Skill levelIntermediate


Tim Hartley's tutorial begins with the outline in the back area, using a curved a-line shape to promote structure in the perimeter and side areas. Tim works the internal shape throughout the top area. Removing weight high up in this shape allows for more movement and maintains strength in the outline. Tim blends the internal shape and outline together using horizontal sections and elevation, working naturally with the connection. To finish Tim places a bold fringe element running from the lip line towards the ears on both sides to achieve this simple modern urban silhouette and provide a great base for Tracy Hayes' bold colours.

Watch the accompanying hair colouring video tutorial here.

Members can also download a step by step guide to this long layer variation haircut.

Technical skills

  • Blow drying
  • Blunt cutting
  • Body position
  • Club cutting
  • Elevation
  • Finger position
  • Freehand
  • Layering


Contributor: Tim Hartley
Model: Lisa
Make-Up Artist: Louisa Inchenko
Photographer: Jamie Harrison

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