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CUTTING: A relaxed and romantic texture created with an elongated vertical layering technique
Prep the hair with Bed Head Dumb Blonde Shampoo & Reconstructor, then apply Small Talk, Superstar Queen for a Day & Joyride as cutting agents.
Take a central profile parting from the forehead to the nape.
Then take a rectangular section following the shape of the hairline to isolate the fringe.
Take a central vertical section within the fringe. Comb the hair 90˚ off the hairline, elevate to 45˚ and point-cut squarely to the head shape to establish length and weight within the fringe.
Continue working with vertical sections towards the sides, over-directing each section to the previous one. This maintains a slightly round front perimeter.
Note the change of hand and body position and repeat the same technique on the other side.
Continue working towards the sides by extending the diagonal back section to the round of the head, then take diagonal forward sections to the front of the ear.
At the side, over-direct all sections up to the recession area and point-cut, following the guide from the edge of the fringe.
Note the change of hand and body position and repeat the same technique on the opposite side.
Detail the side perimeter using controlled slicing at a low elevation.
Remove additional weight using slicing from the bottom up.
To isolate the back, take two diagonal forward sections from below the crown to the top of the ears.
At the top of the head, take a central vertical section. Comb and elevate the hair 90˚ to the top of the head. Using point-cutting, create a square layering guide, disconnected from the fringe section.
On both sides of the head, over-direct all the remaining hair to the centre guide and cut evenly using deep point-cutting
Note the change of body position and repeat the same technique on the opposite side.
Take a radial parting at the crown, followed by a central vertical section at the back. Comb the section to 90˚, elevate to 45˚ from the round of the head and, using controlled slicing, remove weight, working from short to long.
Continue working towards the sides using slight diagonal back sections, over-directing each one back to the previous section.
Upon completing the layering, reshape the baseline, rounding up towards the sides.
Blow-dry the hair smooth, without adding volume at the roots, using a TIGI PRO Large Round Brush.
Use controlled slicing, point-cutting and slicing to detail the entire shape.
Buckle the hair with your hands and blow-dryer to create a soft, lived-in texture. To finish, apply Headrush Shine Spray and Masterpiece Shine Hairspray to add shine and hold.
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