Knowing pretty much what I wanted to do, I took her straight from a shampoo and conditioning to the chair and began to work on the cut. I started in the center back and made my guide
cut. I over-directed the hair at the nape of the neck up to the occipital bone and held the hair between my fingers. I repeated this moving side to side until I had established a two-inch section with a strong weight
line and steep layers underneath.
I continued free-hand, along the left side to create my desired angle of descent toward the face and chin. Then, moving to the right I pulled pieces of the left side and right side
back to gauge the proper lengths at varied points, so that I kept the two sides even. Once the basic lengths were established, I began combing the hair back at an angle to the nape and cutting it to establish some
smoothness of layering.
Once all the layers were established I finished the cut by going over the ends of the hair with a point-cutting technique, just to slightly diffuse the cutting line along the bottom edge of the hair.
I finished the look by applying a liberal amount of “The Cream” by Paul Mitchell and giving the cut a good blow-out with a round brush to bend the ends under.