Now, work from the cheek bone to the top
of the ear when cutting the first left out
section using the points of the scissors.
Then move the opposite direction towards
the eye. As previously stated, leaving this
section out will allow you to add strength to
the shape. Now refine using mini clippers.
When working the top, use the front and
rear sections together to achieve a through
line. The sections you take must be parallel
to the underneath.
When cutting use the underneath as a
guide and leave 5mm of extra length.
When working the back, ensure your
fingers are parallel to the underneath
Try not to damp down unless necessary (if
you do, do it evenly) as this can distort
your vision of the shape.
All sections follow this routine, gradually
gaining length as you work up the head and
remembering to pull the hair towards you.
Therefore, every parallel 1cm section you
take is 5mm longer than the previous and
this builds up the weighty shape. You will
notice that eventually your final section is
far longer than your first as every section is
5mm longer. Be aware of this. Too many
sections means the top is too long. Too few
sections means the top is too short.
Once this process is completed, move to
divide into the original sections. Only
cutting the original back triangle section,
over-direct to the opposite side, cutting to
the same sequence and leaving an extra
5mm of length on each section. This will
give you perfect balance.
Finally, cross-check the top which will
achieve a smooth line.
A classic, yet modern short haircut. This is
graduation in its basic form; rich in
technique and graphic in cut.