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Video: Invisible Gradient: The Crazy Hair Technique Of 2020
As its name suggests, the invisible gradient is the perfect layered cut to give volume to your fine hair without being visible! Still called “Invisible Layers” or “Ghost Layers”, this new hair tip will undoubtedly be one of the best cuts and hairstyles for women in 2020. The good news? Although the crazy technique has just embarked in France, it has already been all the rage in salons and with the most knowledgeable beautistas. Moreover, the stars across the Atlantic have succumbed to it!
Why dare the invisible gradient the next time we go to the salon?
While fashion and trends are an eternal restart, it was obvious that after the wave of square cuts, the layered style would return to the scene of hair trends! But what exactly is the invisible gradient? Where is he from ? And is it more different than the classic gradient that we have known for several seasons already?
Layering is a hair technique which, unlike taper, aims to give volume and movement to fine hair. It consists in cutting wicks shorter than others in a progressive way. To achieve a gradient, the hairdresser uses classic scissors on more or less thick locks, depending on the desired result.
Created in 1970, the degraded cut had its heyday during the 1990s, largely thanks to Jennifer Aniston and all her degraded looks in the cult series "Friends". The difference between the gradient today and the gradient as it was known at the time is that before the layers and different lengths of hair were more visible and noticeable. Forgotten and fallen a little into disuse since, the gradient seems to come back in force this year in a slightly revisited version, even invisible.
What is the invisible gradient?
What is the “Ghost Layers” trend? In short, this is a layered cut where the cut strands are not visible. In other words, we hardly detect the demarcations with the naked eye, although they are beautiful and very present. Imperceptible, they blend completely into the hair mass creating a look that is both fuzzy and elegant without depriving you of a good natural volume. Thanks to this new hair trick, we say “goodbye” to thin, flat hair and “hello” to a shiny and dense mane.
How to achieve the invisible layered cut?
Although it has just landed in French salons, this new technique has already made followers and tends to spread. On the production side: as with the classic gradient, the revisited gradient must be done with a razor or fine scissors. Your hairdresser should work the hair strand by strand, cutting them lengthwise. The goal ? Not to create demarcations between the different strata!
The pluses and minuses of the new gradient
Hate spending too much time doing your hair every morning? The invisible layered cut will save you not only time, but also worry! You don't even have to come back to your hairdresser every month to restructure your cut. To give movement and volume to thin layered hair, you can simply go for a few curls or waves. And in this vein, the new gradient goes well with many trendy cuts and hairstyles: from the Pixie cut to the square and all its variations.
Have you also had a bad experience with a failed overly accentuated gradient at the hairdresser? Unlike the classic gradient we have known since the 1990s, the invisible one is discreet and quite natural, so well mastered by the hairdresser. The latter should generally be careful not to take too much of your thin lengths. But when done right, the result is worth it!
“Invisible layering” for whom?
Invisibly layered locks generally go for all women, all hair styles and all lengths! But if the technique makes it possible to give volume to hair that lacks it, it should therefore be adopted sparingly on fine, curly hair. However, a moderate gradient done at the bottom of the mane or at the tips can have a very positive effect on the final result. In short, the successful invisible gradient is a question of dosage!
On the maintenance side: as already mentioned, the new gradient is very easy to maintain. In addition to being a hairdresser and taming himself easily and quickly, he does not require regular appointments with the hairdresser. A simple quick refresh every three months will suffice.
But although it doesn't require you to spend hours and hours in the bathroom, this gradient requires the application of applying conditioners and moisturizing masks adapted to the type of your hair. Why ? Well, in order to limit the appearance of unsightly split ends which tend to ruin the good appearance of the layered cut.