Short Blonde Hair: Before and After

By Alison Alhamed | 10/26/2012 2:39:00 PM


click image to zoomBEFORE

MODERN Facebook fan Kate Spoleti, a stylist at Salon Sovay in Austin, Texas, loves a before-and-after. To take someone's look from a grown-out, undone look to a sleek style with shape--all from using your shears and imagination--is so exciting... especially when you take photos! Here, she shows off some of her favorite work.

"To really clean her hair up, I did a slight triangular one-length in the back," Spoleti says. "Then, I did square convex layers in the back, and eased my way into triangular layers in the front."

Next, Spoleti used the scissor-over-comb technique underneath the sides.

"It helped the hair lay a lot smoother and gave me that disconnect between the sideburn area and the back panel of the end," she says.

"For the fringe, I did a straight-across bang and point-cut it slightly.

For styling? She round brushed it first, adding volume at the crown, and directed the fringe forward. Then, she used a spray wax to piece it out at the ends and give it a more textured look.

"She absolutely loved the results! Hope you do too!" she says.



WE WANT TO SEE YOUR WORK! Want to be's next featured artist? Send your work, and info on how you did it (color formulas, steps on styling or cutting method, etc) to MODERN's Alison Shipley








ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Alison Alhamed

Alison Alhamed, Editor in Chief of Modern Salon Magazine | Editor of First Chair

Since July 2008, Alison has worked across all brands under the MODERN SALON Media umbrella, including MODERN SALON, SALON TODAY, FIRST CHAIR and MODERN SALON TV. Alison’s passion for the beauty industry grew even deeper after she enrolled in beauty school, working as an editor by day and a student by night. Alison earned her cosmetology degree from Pivot Point International in Bloomingdale, Illinois, in May 2011.

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Macomb Twp. Mi.  |  November, 05, 2012 at 06:18 PM

Love It !!!

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Kenya,Nairobi  |  January, 14, 2013 at 12:32 AM

Love the cut.oldskul yet still so cool.Job well done.

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Itanhaem - Brazil  |  October, 09, 2013 at 07:55 PM

looks really nice! Love it!!!

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