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February 28, 2011

Alfaparf Acqua Trend Collection: Mermaid

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Alfaparf Acqua Trend Collection: Mermaid

Mermaid from the Alfaparf Acqua Trend Collection treats the hair like the texture of a fabric: the color technique used reminds the iridescent effect of tropical shells and shows all its irisè and ash shades. The tone changes are evident but harmonious and help enhancing the de!nition of the cut making it even sharper and more precise.


HOW-TO STEPS

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    Once the hair is divided by the natural partition of the hair, create a triangular panel in the frontal part of the head to realize the fringe.

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    Then, from the natural partition, take a vertical section just behind the ears on both sides. Then separate the nape on both sides.

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    In the back of the head, create a semicircle that, starting from the vertical section, goes to the center occipital bone (remember that this section must be adapted to the head shape). Let the rest of the hair fall down freely.

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    Panel A: Start from the back side of the head below the semicircle working with a vertical section in the center of the head. Then create a shape having the same length. Make sure that the cut line re”ects the sections. Let the hair fall down naturally without elevating; cut all at the same line.

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    Panel B: Take diagonal section on one side; let the hair fall naturally and cut at the same line without elevating. This will create a triangular section having the same length. Repeat this technique on the opposite side

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    Take curved sections for the fringe creating a rounded shape. Let the hair fall naturally so as to create a sole length. Each section must reflect the cut line. The fringe length must be decided according to the face type. Blow dry and refine panels A, B and C.

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    Panel D: Take a vertical section in the center of the semicircle and elevate keeping the fingers parallel to the head curve. In this way you’ll create a rounded layer. Each section must be overlapped to the previous one. Dry and refine this panel.

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    Formula A: 1 part Evolution of the Color 4 + 1.5 parts Oxid’o Peroxide 
    Formula B: 1 part Evolution of the Color 6.1 + 1.5 parts Oxid’o Peroxide
    Formula C: 1 part Evolution of the Color 8.21 + 1.5 parts Oxid’o Peroxide
    Formula D: 1 part Evolution of the Color 10.1 + 1.5 parts Oxid’o Peroxide 

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    Panel A: Take a diamond-shaped panel in the high part of the head. The top of the diamond must be positioned towards the left side in the back of the neck.

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    Panels B and C: Using the diamond sides as guidelines, create two more diamond-shaped panels next to the first one.

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    Panels D, E and F: Using panels B and C as guidelines, take 3 more aligned diamond-shaped panels next to the first one.
    Color panels A and E using Formula C.
    Color panels B and F using Formula D.
    Color panels C and D using Formula B.
    Color the rest of the hair with Formula A.

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