Pure Fusion

Bob with extensions hair trends
 
The Racoon Artistic Team presents their interpretation of the hair trends, Pure Fusion.
 
Based on the classic, chic bob, Pure Fusion incorporates sharp lines, geometric angles, dramatic color and sleek finishes. Fusing together excellent hair extensions with expert cutting, coloring and styling the striking collection is the ultimate in creativity and innovation.
 

Bob with a Graphic Edge

Short bob with a graduated asymmetric fringe
 
Strong, bold shapes create modern appeal.
 
Extensions: Apply Racoon Euro hair extensions in an arc shaped section two fingers away from the front hairline. The extensions should match the natural hair color and be applied in 3 solid rows using Racoon's unique micro bond technique to create a full, thick and natural looking fringe.
 
Styling: Cut the extensions in a solid line on a graduated asymmetric angle from a sharp point just above the eyebrow to a sharp point at the cheekbone. Soften the line with a clipper in order to achieve a really sharp, blunt edge. Finish the look with a little Racoon-Xtend Hair Serum for a really glossy shine.
 
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Bob with Natural Movement

Short bob with natural movement and natural coloring
 
A defined shape with natural movement and color.
 
Extensions: Create 3 small triangular placements in the fringe and 3 triangular placements down the parting. Blend the blonde with a higher level of chestnut brown in order to create a bleeding effect through the blonde.
 
Styling: Remove the weight and length of the extensions and blend with the natural hair, cutting into a short, sharp slightly asymmetric bob with a sleek, blunt fringe. Use clippers to achieve a really sharp, blunt edge. Spritz hair with Racoon-Xtend Thermal Defense and use styling irons to add definition and create texture and flicks.
 

Side Sweeping Fringe

Medium length bob hairstyle with a side sweeping fringe
 
Precision cutting creates pure style.
 
Extensions: Apply Racoon Plum Vibrant Euro hair extensions in an offset reversed triangular placement two fingers away from the front hairline. The vibrant color placement is great for creating a dramatic flash of color through the fringe.
 
Styling: Use a razor to remove the bulk of the weight and then blend the extensions and natural hair, following the shape of the initial cut. Use a point cutting technique to create a side sweeping fringe with a soft finish around the face. Finish with a little Racoon-Xtend Hair Serum to give the hair ultimate shine and light hold.
 
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Face Framing Hair Extensions

Long hairstyle with a blunt fringe and hair extensions
 
Sharp yet soft edges that flatter the face.
 
Extensions: Apply Racoon's Plum Vibrant Euro hair extensions in a horseshoe placement around the hairline at the nape of the neck, and then apply 3 solid rows of extensions that match the natural hair color. Create 3 triangular placements through the back with the point of all 3 triangles towards the crown of the head.
 
Apply a block section of the Plum Vibrant Euro extensions in the left side triangular section to create a color placement with the rest of the extension work matching the natural hair color.
 
Styling: Create a thick, heavy fringe by cutting in a straight blunt line and then finish with a clipper to achieve a soft yet sharp edge. Use the razor to thin out the extensions and shatter the ends. Layer the hair and use a point cutting technique to blend the extensions and frame the face. Spritz the hair with Racoon-Xtend Thermal Defense and use styling irons to add definition to the shape of the style.
 

Short Hair with a Glossy Finish

Razor cut short hair style with a glossy polished finish
 
Bold asymmetry with a high gloss finish.
 
Extensions: Apply a blend of vibrant and soft copper Racoon Euro hair extensions in triangular sections either side of the head. Create a small triangular placement on the right side, with the base at the top of the head and the point to the ear.
 
Then on the left side create a larger triangular placement in the reverse position with the base at the front of the head and the point to the crown. Applying the extensions in these placements naturally lend themselves to the asymmetric style of the final cut.
 
Styling: Use a razor to remove the bulk of the length and weight. Razor the ends to create a perfect point and then point cut the ends in order to blend the extensions and soften the finish and lighten the edges. To achieve a really glossy and polished finish, apply a little Racoon-Xtend Hair Serum over the hair.
 
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Bob with Point Cut Hair

Face framing bob with point cut hair
 
Dramatic color and head-turning texture.
 
Extensions: Apply Racoon Euro Hair extensions in a small offset triangular section at the left hand temple, two fingers away from the hairline. Use a deep brown for this dramatic color placement, which will frame the face and accentuate the asymmetry of the cut. Use Racoon's unique micro bond technique in order to apply this colour placement.
 
Styling: Razor the ends of the extensions to remove the length and weight and then blend the color placement in with the rest of the hair. Point cut the placement to create a soft finish and frame the face. Add shape and definition with styling irons, then apply a small amount of Racoon-Xtend Hair Serum and use your fingers to shape the hair into the desired style.
 
Hair: Errol Douglas for Racoon International
Extensions: Racoon Artistic Team
Photography: Alex Cecchini
Styling: Robert Morrison
Make-Up: Irene Rogers