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How To Do A Short Square Layered Haircut

With Stacey Broughton
Duration45 minutes
Skill levelFoundation


Stacey Broughton's tutorial is a short square layer. This technique teaches you how to place a square layered shape on a round head utilising corner placement and how the defining of those corners affects suitability.

This foundation technique teaches the student how to master over-direction and the comprehension of head shape. The resulting corner placements offer a unique tailoring opportunity to achieve a head hugging short shape with defining lines and detail for a bespoke trend-led finish.

Watch the accompanying hair colouring video tutorial here.

Members can also find below our step by step guide to this short square layered haircut.

Technical skills

  • Blow drying
  • Blunt cutting
  • Club cutting
  • Cross checking
  • Internal graduated layering
  • Over-direction
  • Pivoting
  • Point cutting
  • Square layering
  • Tension


Contributor: Stacey Broughton
Model: Olga
Make-Up Artist: Melissa Bourne
Photographer: Jamie Harrison

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