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Basic Concave Layer How To (3)

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basic concave layer - step 12 Step 12
Cross check though the centre-back using the same elevation. This refines the connection between both sides and removes corners.
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Next, refine the perimeter in the front using free hand techniques.
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Now begin work on the top section. Use horizontal sections from the parting and stand behind the model. Use a guide from the first side area and cut a concave section from short to long, elevating and overdirecting the hair. Use the position of your fingers to determine the angle.
 
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Please note the concave connects on the parting side and does not connect on the other side.
Check the angle visually.
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Continue with parallel sections through to the crown using the same elevation and over-direction and your previous section as a guide.
Please note that the parallel sections take into account the roundness of the head and the angle increases towards the back.
 
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Now dry the hair. Dry the underneath first, then work diagonally from front to crown so the dryer is directed down the cuticle.
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Using Coriollis C2 irons and diagonal sections which mirror the outline, iron the hair ensuring a bevel throughout the perimeter.
Please note Stacey is particular with his temperature control dependent of hair quality.
 
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Now use appropriate free hand techniques to soften the internal shape.
basic concave layer - finished hairstyle Finish
The result is a traditional, basic concave technique refreshed for the modern climate by use of disconnection. A great teaching tool for body positioning and finger angles.

 
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