House of Karg

By Alison Alhamed | 09/04/2013 12:22:00 PM


Hair: Mike Karg and Andre Rodman for Karg Inc.

Photography: Dominic Zimmermann

Make-up: Dagmar

For three decades, Mike Karg has educated hairdressers in classrooms, on platforms and at trade shows channeling his expertise and extensive worldwide travel experience. Known for his creative finishes using his “DryHairCut” philosophy and techniques, Karg showcases three summer silhouettes created using his line of shears designed to enhance his signature cutting techniques.

click image to zoomFreehand graduation created the shape of this profile, with weight removed by touching where it feels heavy and balancing the silhouette. “Make sure to remove random weight from midshaft for extra fullness,” Karg says. After using a Marcel iron for texture, polish with Karg Perfect Styling Wax for second-day hair that gives depth to the highlights.
Shears: Karg Shears K-T, K-BSlide Royale.
click image to zoomThis strong silhouette features what Karg calls a “massive fringe” which was created by isolating a large triangular section cut below the eyebrows. Long layers complement a strong interior, using controlled point cutting.
Shears: Karg Shear K-Curve, Karg Shear K-TSlide Royale, K-BSlide Royale
click image to zoomThis finish was created using the “comb and cut” technique, a method that simultaneously eliminates length and weight. “This look is a complete sculpting around the curves of the head with very soft contours,” Karg says.
Shears: Karg Shears K-T, K-BSlide Royale






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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