Comb the hair in front of the ears forward at an angle (as shown) and cut along a vertical
cutting line to create layers. Cut the back in a blunt cut by cutting the perimeter from middle to one side then the other using zero
elevation. Next, lower the sectioned hair in increments and continue the blunt cutting from middle to side until all the hair is down
and the cut is complete. Use the razor tool to soften the ends of the hair and create a smooth finish.
As shown here, Heidi is wearing her mid-back hair partially up, smoothed away from the forehead and
styled to lie sleek against the scalp. The up portion of the hair is taken from the top and sides of the head with an angled dividing
line that starts in front of the ears.
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To get this look, the hair should be first blown straight with the hair-dryer and then ironed
smooth afterward. Prepare for the blow-out process by towel-drying the hair and applying your desired styling product – whether gel,
mousse or styling lotion. Since you plan to flat iron the hair after drying, you can also use an anti-frizz, or smoothing serum on the
hair. Iron the hair in small sections, using long smooth strokes as you work your way through the hair. Once the hair has been ironed
smooth, the hair in the top and side sections should be brought up and back to the crown of the head and confined using a ponytail
holder, comb, barette or other hair accessory. Smooth the hair below the gather in with the rest of the hair.
The type of accessory can reflect the occasion, dressing the hairstyle up or down as the
situation dictates. You can use everything from simple silk cord to jeweled hairpins or brooches in order to create a simple and
elegant, or festive look. Finish the style by applying a light mist of spray laminator or shine enhancer and brushing it through the hair to add gloss and sheen.