After your initial cuts on the perimeter and lowest section, the hair should be let down
one-half of a section at a time and the original cuts should be used as a guide to which the upper sections should be cut. Be sure to
hold your scissors perfectly flat as you make the cuts, since angling them will result in unevenness in the finished hairstyle. In some
cases, the hair can be cut slightly shorter on the lower sections and the length increased by millimeters as you cut the upper sections
to create an inner “bevel” which will allow the ends of the hair to curve inward slightly. This is good for coarser hair types.
After shampooing and conditioning the hair – preferably using a shampoo and conditioner
formulated for smooth and sleek hairstyles – the hair should be treated with a leave-in conditioner and an anti-frizz serum and blown
dry using a round brush. For those individuals with thicker hair, it works best to section off the hair so that you can work with smaller portions at a time.
Once the hair is fully dry, it can be finished off with a light mist of hairspray to give
some hold to the style and left with a softly-straightened look. However, if desired, you can always further smooth the hair by
using a flat iron. Simply mist the hair lightly with hairspray, allow the spray to dry and pass the hair through the iron in thin slices.
Be sure to test the heat of the iron before allowing it to come in contact with your hair.
You should be able to press a damp piece of tissue between the plates of the iron for 5-10 seconds and not encounter any scorching or
smoking. If there is any visible smoke, smell of smoke or discoloration of the tissue then you need to adjust the temperature of the flat iron downward.
After the hair has been finally styled as desired, you can use a light misting of hairspray
to give some hold to the style. If you wish, you can also use a light, spray laminator to add some extra shine to the hair.