An important area are the sections leading
up to the back of the ear, these have to be
pulled down slightly and again the fingers
pointed towards the chin, this will still
create a slight amount of graduation, but
will allow for the weakness around the ear
Now work from the parting with a diagonal
section around into the back behind the
ear. This follows the outline shape in the
fringe. Next, with very little tension and
using the comb as a guide, cut a line from
the temple down towards your back
guideline behind the ear, creating a corner.
Apply a pointing technique to soften the
edge creating a graduated outline.
Continue with parallel sections over the
head towards the disconnected crown area,
allowing the shape to be graduated
depending on the quality of the hair. The
amount of elevation will vary, pending head
shape and texture. Following the same
pattern connect in the back area using the
Once the hair is dry, refine and define the
outline shape. Refine the outline on the
other side according to shape.
Work with the crown area dry in order to
maximise the natural movement of the
hair. Use a pointing technique to give a
softer and natural feel to the overall look.
The final result. A beautiful defined form
with graceful internal movement. A pure
fundamental technique with a playful angle
on the balance between shapes.