Short Graduated Crop

Short pixie crop haircut with graduation
 
Step by step guide on how to cut a short graduated crop with a versatile sweeping fringe from Stacey Broughton, myhairdressers.com
 
A short graduated pixie full of technique, discipline and a well worked disconnected L-shaped panel. The end result is a short and elegant, weightless graduated shape with a versatile sweeping fringe. This is a truly beautiful and versatile haircut, that can be dressed up, down and all around...
 
Short crop - Before the pixie haircut
 
Before: Katie before the cut and colour.
 
Short crop - How to section the hair
 
Step 1: Sectioning. Create an L-shape section across the front of the head and back into the crown on one side. The left hand side begins in the temple and follows the round of the head to just below the crown.
 
The horizontal of the L-shape runs across the front of the head from temple to temple and is approximately three centimetres deep. Please note the side tapers around the crown area.
 
Short crop - How to begin the haircut
 
Step 2: Begin on the right-hand side, taking a diagonal section from the top of the temple to just in front of the ear following the hairline. Elevate this section and pull it straight out. This increases the graduation of the internal shape.
 
Please note your first section defines your internal graduation and needs to be planned according to the individuals bone structure and hair texture. Graduation is a flexible tool.
 
Short crop - How to angle the fingers when cutting
 
Step 3: Then take parallel sections using the previous section as a guide using a small amount of over-direction. Please note Stacey angles his fingers in so the longer point is at the top of the section.
 
Short crop - Cut the back hairline
 
Step 4: Once you reach the back of the ear continue this line into the back hairline. Please note the Stacey is comfortable with the amount of hair in the back hairline as he had made an allowance for this when he cut his initial section. This leaves room and hair length for later refinement.
 
Short crop - Increase the over-direction
 
Step 5: Once you reach the curve of the head towards the back, the over-direction increases to maintain length and to enhance the head shape.
 
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