Racoon/Errol Shoot Step by Step: Brunette

Step 1: Preparing the hair
 
Point cutting hair texture
 
Remove the weight line by point cutting texture into the perimeter to seamlessly blend the extensions.
 
Step 2: Sectioning the Hair
 
Hair sectioning into an offset reverse triangle
 
Section the hair into an offset reversed triangle, leaving a two finger gap from the front of the hairline. The asymmetric reversed angle is positioned with the base of the triangle towards the crown and the point of the triangle at the temple.
 
Step 3: Forming a bond
 
Hair bonding for extensions
 
Bleed the bonding through the hair by pushing up from beneath, bringing the hands together. Pinch top and bottom and roll between the fingers to form a solid bead using both hands. Repeat until a solid row of extensions are created.
 
Step 4: Colour Placement
 
Dramatic hair colour placement
 
Apply a blend of Plum and Claret Vibrant Euro Extensions (Racoon colours E70 & E76) throughout the section in order to create a dramatic colour placement.
 
Step 5: Blending the extensions
 
Blending of hair extensions with the natural hair
 
Use a razor to remove the bulk of the weight so that the extensions will hang better and blend well with the natural hair.
 
Step 6: Cutting the extensions
 
Point cutting technique to create a side sweeping fringe
 
Use scissors to continue blending the extensions and natural hair together following the shape of the initial cut. Use a point cutting technique to create a side sweeping fringe for a softer finish.
 
Step 7: Styling
 
Style hair to enhance the shape and definition
 
Enhance the shape and definition of the style using styling irons. To finish the look apply a small amount of Racoon-Xtend Hair Serum to give the hair ultimate shine and a light hold.
 
Finished style
 
Bob with point cutting
 
Hair: Errol Douglas for Racoon International
Extensions: Racoon Artistic Team
Photography: Alex Cecchini
Styling: Robert Morrison
Make-Up: Irene Rogers