Everything You Need to Know About Ghost Layers
You’ll want to try this new technique asap.
Ramon turned to ghost layers to give clients a style update.
This feels like a natural progression, especially since evident or exaggerated layers have become the norm in cutting over the last generation (hi, The Rachel).
“I wanted to give people a more modern look,” he says, which he does by adding layers that are essentially invisible.
“You can’t see it until you’re walking down the street and the wind hits you,” describes Ramon.
Cut + Color
Like Jordan had Pippen and Kobe had Shaq, Ramon’s work complements Mane Master Johnny’s Ramirez’s “lived-in” color technique.
Perhaps more than anything, ghost layers were born out of not wanting to hurt Ramirez’s seamless coloring.
“There’s not one point in the color where it doesn’t blend beautifully,” says Ramon of the lived-in locks he’s used to working with.
“If I go in and layer everywhere, it will remove the color. So by giving the hair various length, we maintain perfect color while giving the client all the movement they want.”
This cut is super key for a powerful stylist-colorist duo, or for anyone who has had really intricate color work done.
“It specifically aims, from a cutter standpoint, to benefit the colorist,” he explains.
Since you’re not chopping off too much hair, you’re able to still maintain the integrity of the color.
We’re here for ghost layers, which are like the ultimate answer to all of our cut and color dilemmas.
It’s the worst to watch freshly painted highlights fall to the floor.
Consider this your next request if you’re trying to do the most without doing too much.