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Basic Concave Layer How To (3)

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Step 12
Cross check though the centre-back using the same elevation. This refines the connection between both sides and removes corners.
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Step 13
Next, refine the perimeter in the front using free hand techniques.
Step 14
Now begin work on the top section. Use horizontal sections from the parting and stand behind the model. Use a guide from the first side area and cut a concave section from short to long, elevating and overdirecting the hair. Use the position of your fingers to determine the angle.
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Step 15
Please note the concave connects on the parting side and does not connect on the other side. Check the angle visually.
Step 16
Continue with parallel sections through to the crown using the same elevation and over-direction and your previous section as a guide.
Please note that the parallel sections take into account the roundness of the head and the angle increases towards the back.
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Step 17
Now dry the hair. Dry the underneath first, then work diagonally from front to crown so the dryer is directed down the cuticle.
Step 18
Using Coriollis C2 irons and diagonal sections which mirror the outline, iron the hair ensuring a bevel throughout the perimeter.
Please note Stacey is particular with his temperature control dependent of hair quality.
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Step 19
Now use appropriate free hand techniques to soften the internal shape.
basic concave layer - finished hairstyle
The result is a traditional, basic concave technique refreshed for the modern climate by use of disconnection. A great teaching tool for body positioning and finger angles.