Once you reach the back of the ear
continue this line into the back hairline.
Please note the Stacey is comfortable with
the amount of hair in the back hairline as
he had made an allowance for this when he
cut his initial section. This leaves room and
hair length for later refinement.
Once you reach the curve of the head
towards the back, the over-direction
increases to maintain length and to
enhance the head shape.
Continue with this process in to the centreback
until you reach the end of the section.
Please note that Stacey once again
increases his over-direction especially in the
nape area. You will return and refine this
central back area at a later stage. Initially
the main focus is to run the graduation
from front to back evenly.
Next cross check your work using horizontal
Then refine this area using a scissor-overcomb technique starting in the front.
Now, create a new section reflective of the
first side, running from temple to crown.
Repeat the same process on the second
The ample over-direction allows for the
next tailoring process.
Stacey has broken down his technique into
two sections, first establishing graduation
and length, then refining and contouring
the head shape.
Return to the original side and start to work
with diagonal sections behind the ear
tailoring his nape area. You want to create
a fitted edge under the occipital bone with
weight sitting on the top.