The Horn

The Horn hairstyle
Step by step guide on how to cut "The Horn" from Lee Stafford, "The Horn" is a short haircut with a tri-level shape, solid on the outline and with a clever punch to the internal layering.
The horn haircut - Before
Before: Beth before the cut.
The horn haircut - The sectiosn of the cut
Step 1: There are three sections to this haircut. The top section is in the shape of a tear-drop, slightly asymmetric and higher on one side.
The horn haircut - Sections behind the ears
Step 2: A little section behind both ears.
The horn haircut - The middle panel
Step 3: Finally, leave a large asymmetric middle panel.
The horn haircut - Start point for the cut
Step 4: The two small vertical sections at the front hairline represent the start point for the haircut.
The horn haircut - Cut a shorter to longer line
Step 5: Take a vertical section, approximately 1 cm from the hairline. Then elevate, over-direct and cut a shorter to longer line. This leaves you with a good amount of hair in the hairline.
The horn haircut - Check the balance
Step 6: Repeat this process on the second side, checking the balance.
The horn haircut - Degree of elevation
Step 7: Now work vertically, moving back behind the ear and towards the centre back section, using the same degree of elevation. Please note that you should limit your overdirection from section to section, keeping the shorter area consistent.
The horn haircut - Use the cut guide
Step 8: Using the previously cut guide, continue on the second side to the centre back.
The horn haircut - Refine over the crown area
Step 9: Refine over the crown area, connecting both sides.
The horn haircut - Cut the side area
Step 10: Now cut the side area, using a pointing technique.
The horn haircut - Point cut the nape
Step 11: Next point a square line in the nape area, using horizontal sections.
The horn haircut - Build weight
Step 12: Work with horizontal sections, carefully building weight.
The horn haircut - Refine the outside areas
Step 13: Once the hair is dry, visually refine the longer left outside areas.
The horn haircut - Cut with a pointing technique
Step 14: Work internally, loosening the shape with a pointing technique. You should have developed a slight bi-level shape, layered and rounded into the nape with areas of length dropping down. These dropped out areas will depend on density, quality of hair and section size and can be varied according to taste.
The horn haircut - Cut the fringe section
Step 15: Next, work on the fringe section. Dry the hair in order to work with the natural fall of the hair. Take horizontal sections and cut a curved line at eye level with the points of your blades.
The horn haircut - Increase graduation around the fringe
Step 16: Now slightly elevate these sections to increase the graduation around the fringe area for a softer looser finish.
The horn haircut - Longer top areas and shorter side areas
Step 17: Continue this process back to the crown area. Notice how the two longer areas in the top fall over the shorter side areas.
The horn haircut with square and round internal layers
Finish: Characterised by ease, Lee has created a bi-level interchangeable cut with defining square and round internal layers.
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See also:
How to cut a short uniform layer hairstyle with varying lengths
How to cut a modern haircut with short graduation
How to cut hair with the three-tier layering technique