This leaves a circular section, which is
disconnected in the crown area to facilitate movement.
Divide the first section from the crown to
the back of the left ear. Allowing you to
concentrate on the graduation from the
nape to the occipital bone.
Next, take a vertical section in the centre
back, divide the hair and take a narrow
section from nape to crown.
Work your graduation in a classic form,
moving up and pivoting around your initial
section. Angle the fingers toward the chin
to create a graduated effect. Do not cut the
hair in the hairline too short to avoid an
Slowly pivot sections around to achieve the
desired angle. Continue your sections
towards the back of the ear.
Take diagonal sections that run down
towards the front of the hairline and
connect with underneath graduation. Now
the internal shape extends to the front
hairline, remember the outline is worked
after all the internal graduation is complete.
This allows for softness and movement
when the hair is dry and sitting naturally.
Remember to elevate the hair very slightly
to round off (soften) the graduation.
Gently check through your existing shape,
this process is to clean and not to alter the
Begin the second side in the same manner
and repeat the process with diagonal
sections moving up the centre section and
pivoting around to the top of the ear. After
every three or four sections it is a good
idea to cross check to ensure that balance
and graduation are on track.