Next, take horizontal sections working up
the head, pulling the sections down. The
first section is slightly elevated to initiate
the internal graduation. Subsequent
sections are elevated a fraction and overdirected
downwards. These front sections
are only cut to a dividing line central to the
ear. This helps place the positioning of
graduation throughout the side areas and
establishes your guide.
Apply the same technique to the other side,
remembering to leave out the first section.
Now, move to the back area and take a
diagonal section from the previous
horizontal section. Take a piece of hair from
above the ear incorporating some of the
front and back and twist the hair so your
fingers are parallel to the section in the
back. The degree of this section is
determined by head shape and hair line.
Principally this concerns itself with following
the shape from front to back.
Continue with parallel sections using the
front horizontal sections as a guide and
ensure to over-direct forwards and down.
The degree of graduation can be varied
according to your desired shape, elevation
Once 50% of this side is completed, move
to repeat the process on the second side.
This assists in obtaining a balance in the
Now, go back to the first side and continue,
but leave two final sections out.
Repeat this process on the second side until
all sections are completed. Then finish the
original first sides sections. Then crosscheck
diagonally. If there are mistakes,
stop and revert to the original technique.
Next, refine the outline with clippers and a
small amount of clipper over comb.