click image to zoom Created by stylist Mark Dotson and colorist Melissa Powers from Salon Ten80 in Atlanta, Georgia, this cut and color is what they would like to call, "The Rebellious-Allure." "We believe that society is becoming more liberated and expressive; therefore we wanted to create looks that embraced both elements of expression. We feel confident through our technique, that edge and rebellion can look both glamorous and chic, therefore making the rebel 'alluring.'"
According to Dotson, here's how he achieved the cut:
STEP 1: “I started in the top by taking a horseshoe section from temple to temple to include the crown of the head. In the back, I disconnected the hair from the top of the left ear to the center of the nape hairline. (Forming a rounded line from the top of the ear to the nape) I sectioned both sides from the horseshoe sections down to the top of the ears. On the right side, I disconnected from about an inch above the ear, from the side parting on top of the ear horizontally to the front hairline.”
STEP 2: “I started the haircut in the back by placing my vertical section from the horseshoe parting in the crown off center to just above the rounded disconnection in the back. (Center of the disconnected section) From the off center parting, I took diagonal sections working up and to the previous section to the top of the right ear.”
STEP 3: “Once at mid ear, the sections pivoted vertically until I met the side parting on top of the ear. I returned to my off centered vertical parting in the back and worked towards the back of the left ear using vertical sections, utilizing a graduated cutting angle.”
STEP 4: “For the back disconnection, I used a concave layer technique. Using diagonal sections starting from the far right of the disconnection, I cut a line working from short to long and directed every section to the first, creating length toward the back of the ear. I then carved out the hairline working up to the back of the right earlobe using the tips of my scissors. I then connected the disconnection in the hairline working longer towards the left ear. (Cutting on the skin).”
STEP 5 (On the left side): “I took a horizontal section from just below the parting of the horseshoe section in the top and the parting to the top of the ear (which makes the sides). I elevated the hair up and cut a new guide with a flat line. I worked down to the hairline with horizontal sections directing everything to the first section. (Everything directed towards the ceiling) thus, creating flatness through the side as well as creating length toward the bottom.