HOW-TO: Fiery Curly Faux-Hawk

By Chandler Rollins | 06/27/2013 4:03:00 PM


Sam Villa - Hair, Geneva Cowen - Art Direction/Color, Shalem Mathew - Photographer, Mitch Kitter/Assistant Paula J. Dahlberg ­- Makeup, Pascal Sauvageau and Jeremie Cote - Fashion Stylists

If your client has a naturally curly coif, you officially have no more excuses to not switch up your hair style. Redken Education Artist Director, Sam Villa, shared with MODERN a fabulous tilted cut and color to give your client's curls a new edge.


 STEP 1: For zone one use Redken Chromatics Permanent Hair Color in 4Rr with 20 volume developer.

 STEP 2: For the second zone use Redken Chromatics Permanent Hair Color 6Rr with 30 developer.


STEP 1: Create a diagonal side part, right to left extending to the nape.

STEP 2: Elevate contour to the head until you reach the diagonal side part. Sections are now over-directed to maintain length and weight on the left.

b Weave and Blunt (Watch Video Below) * Take a section about 2.5 inches wide in the crown area and hold it towards the ceiling. * Hold you shears sideways and position them so that the guiding blade is on the bottom and the thumb blade is on the top. * Weave the guiding blade through the section (similar to a weave that you would make when highlighting) where you want to make the cut (somewhere mid to 3/4 way down the hair shaft) and close the shear. You control how much hair to cut by the size of the weave - chunkier weaves take out more hair than finer weaves. The shorter pieces of hair create a softness that supports the natural texture of the curls.

STEP 4: Finish with Redken Curvaceous Full Swirl cream serum to define curl, reduce frizz add shine an lock out humidity.






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Chandler Rollins

Chandler Rollins, Associate Editor | Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair

Since October 2013, Chandler has worked at Modern Salon Media producing print and online content. For MODERN SALON magazine, she contributes to the Style Watch, Ask the Experts, Modern Man, Face and Body, Product Spotlight and Goods. On, Chandler assists with posting blogs and articles, the Product section and product reviews.

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