Step by step guide on how to cut a salon-friendly hairstyle with creative twists and a perfectly tailored shape, from Stacey Broughton, myhairdressers.com
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Before: Metta, before the cut and color.
Step 1: Sectioning. Separate a triangular fringe section, taken from the top of the curve of the head to above the temples. This section will vary according to head shape.
Step 2: Begin with the fringe section. First create a vertical section from the centre to the front hairline, then a horizontal section following the outline fringe shape.
Step 3: Assess the fringe section with a small degree of tension. Note: the horizontal sections are directed very slightly back, creating a curved fringe from the centre to the temple.
Step 4: Use a pointing technique and the narrow end of the comb to achieve the outline fringe area, cutting from the centre and working outwards.
Step 5: Continue with parallel sections throughout the entire triangle section, using the initial section as a guide.
Step 6: Take a section in the centre back. Then working horizontal sections, cut a square guide with little tension, using the comb as a guide. Notice that Stacey adjusts the head position forwards for accuracy.
Step 7: Continue with parallel sections.
Step 8: Assess the shape and balance.
Step 9: Now continue the horizontal sections, following the curve of the head into the side and temple area. This area is worked back and square onto the back guideline.
Note that some hair through the side may not reach the guide, depending on the previous haircut. This will be corrected when these lengths are balanced with the front sections.
Step 10: Continue with parallel sections up to the parting.
Step 11: Begin the internal shape, taking a vertical section running from the crown to the point of the fringe section. Cut the first two sections parallel.
With the first section, elevate and over-direct forwards with an acute finger angle. Cut from short to long. The shorter area near the fringe, the longer area towards the back of the head.
Step 12: Be careful to assess and adjust the initial guide as this is the guide for the whole process.
Step 13: Assess the shape visually.
Step 14: Work the opposite side, again cutting the first two panels parallel using the opposite side as a guide.
Step 15: Return to the initial side and pivot the remaining sections from the point of the fringe to the back of the ear.
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