The Grand

Beautiful long haircut
 
Step by step guide on how to cut a long haircut called "The Grand", from Lee Stafford, myhairdressers.com
 
"This long style is a haircut that I went in to the Guinness Book of Records with, for the dearest haircut in the world! I use this one in my salon more than any other. It's the kind of haircut that your client's smile just gets bigger and bigger and it never fails to impress." This is "The Grand".
 
Long haircut - Before
 
Before: Lucy before the cut.
 
Long haircut - Take a triangle section of hair out
 
Step 1: Take a triangle section out at the front hairline and leave it out.
 
Long haircut - How to section the hair
 
Step 2: Find the high point of the head, then section into two halves, then four quarters, so you have a hot cross bun.
 
Long haircut - Plait hair out of the way
 
Step 3: Then leave out two pieces of hair. Plait out of the way so as not to cut this hair. From the top of the ear, to the occipital bone, to the top of the ear.
 
Long haircut - Cut the guide for the haircut
 
Step 4: Begin with the left out triangle in the fringe. Comb down the section and cut a square line with the points of the blades thus creating the guide for the entire haircut.
 
Long haircut - Work on the front
 
Step 5: Next work on the front right hand side quarter. Take a vertical section from the high point of the head to the front hairline.
 
Long haircut - Cut a line from short to long
 
Step 6: Elevate and slightly over direct the back of the section forwards and cut a line from short to long, using the first section as a guide. This establishes a curved layered internal shape.
 
Long haircut - Create a concave internal shape
 
Step 7: Continue this process with parallel sections throughout this quarter, paying attention to the slight over direction producing a gentle concave internal shape. Notice Lee is constantly checking his over direction as this is key to his cut.
 
Long haircut - External line with a soft angle
 
Step 8: Please notice the soft angle of the external line is getting longer, which later is refined.
 
Long haircut - Cross check the hair
 
Step 9: The last section in this quarter is over directed to the top to maintain length on the perimeter. Then cross check.
 
Long haircut - Cutting in progress
 
Step 10: Then repeat this process on the second side.
 
Long haircut - Check the geometry of the cutting angle
 
Step 11: Notice to check the geometry of the angle is the same on both sides. Through constant checking and positioning, the result will be accurate.
 
Long haircut - Check the shape visually
 
Step 12: Next check the shape visually, paying attention to growth patterns.
 
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