Lovely Layers: A New Interpretation of Long Layers

By Lauren Salapatek for Maggie Mulhern | 02/03/2014 3:17:00 PM

 

Think long layer cuts are boring? Think again. Mastering this money-making cut is important, and learning a way to make it fresh has become critical to some of the most talented educators on platform today including Farouk System's Rocky Vitelli, who interprets the classic here.

Rocky Vitelli has created a technique that offers movement to the hair by adding a thin layer of invisible disconnection. He takes a fine parting from a horseshoe section connecting the parietal around the occipital, following the base of the bones. This hair is cut anywhere from one to three inches shorter than the shortest layer of the hair. Vitelli points out it is important that the hair is elevated to create the disconnection. “I use a lot of visualization during this process and it must be finished with some texturizing,” he says. “But this texturizing must not interrupt the disconnected section. The movement comes from underneath.” According to Vitelli, this cutting method makes it interesting for everyone in the salon.

"The thickness of your parting and the length of the cut all depend on the client’s volume, density and length. There is where the artistry comes in. Clients are excited because they get something out of the ordinary, and stylists are inspired by giving their clients something new. It’s a twist on basic and it’s beautiful." --Rocky Vitelli

CREDITS:

Hair: Rocky Vitelli

Photography: Roberto Ligresti

Make-up: David Maderich for camerareadycosmetics.com

Fashion styling: Rod Novoa

 

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for modernsalon.com, salontoday.com and firstchair.com. As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

You can find Lauren on Google+ or e-mail her at lsalapatek@modernsalon.com.

 


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