GRAPHIC HAIR DESIGN
Nieves Almaraz of Howtofadehair.com presents “Double Lining.” This technique is a simplified approach to creating 3D graphic hair designs.
TERMS AND DEFINITIONS:
Hair Pattern: Technique used to create design in hair cut.
Z Pattern: Technique used to cut a "Z" in hair.
Swirl Pattern: Technique used to cut a swirl into the hair.
Double Lining: Technique used to give a 3D effect by cutting over and under your previous hair pattern. Also known as retracing.
Note: Sides on the model where precut to a closed #2. This is the ideal length in creating highly visible graphics in mens hair. A #3 closed, is the ideal length when doing graphics in womens hair due to finer density on the sides.
1. Create a "Z" and a swirl with your trimmer. Use medium pressure with trimmer to create thinner lines, and heavier pressure for thicker lines.
2. Create and connect a backward "Z", into previous "Z" and swirl with trimmer.
3. Next retrace over, between and under the "Z" and Swirl Pattern. This is known as “Double Lining.” This will give the "Z" and Swirl pattern a 3D effect and turn your "Z" and Swirl pattern into a 3 dimensional work of art.
4. Style using styling wax to give the graphics shine and visibility.