Smooth Versatility

December 29, 2011 | 2:49 PM
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1. Begin with the cut on cleansed hair. Section the hair as shown.
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2. Begin the cut in the back below the occipital. Project the first section, bevel fingers, and cut straight across.
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3. Now move to the section along the occipital. Project at 90 degrees from the curve of the head, and cut vertically.
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4. Using this as a guide, direct all sections from along the mid section back and cut to the guide.
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5. Cut to blend the outermost side sections.
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6. Direct the center section back, and cut to the guide.
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7. Lift the crown up and back slightly. Cut to the desired length. Direct all sections along the top back to this point and cut to the guide.
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Redken artists Sam Villa and Dhaniel Doud teamed up for this MODERN session to create a new look for a model with naturally curly, virgin hair. “My objective was to make the graduation the hero,” says Villa, who cuts using compressed, larger sections for a soft edge. “We are looking for discipline, and to create careful disconnection.”

Doud, who smoothed the hair with Redken’s Shape Control prior to finishing the cut, says it’s important for smoothers to remove bulk and frizz, but maintain texture. “Shape Control gives the client more texture control and allows versatility,” Doud says. “It offers that smooth look without spending hours to achieve it. Smoothing treatments have revolutionized our industry over the past three years. Clients today have more options and are leaving the salon happier than ever.”

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