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March 20, 2007

Aveda “Alison” Cut Step-by-Step

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Aveda “Alison” Cut Step-by-Step

Try your hand at this urban, exciting cut from Aveda’s Retro Active Collection.  Then try the Corresponding Color Step-by-Step to complete the look!


For this cut, Antionette Beenders looked to the runway for inspiration.  What did she find, you ask?  That layers ruled and that dark androgyny set a restrained tone for the season. Now let her inspiration become yours and give this look a try.


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HOW-TO STEPS

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    Beginning at center of forehead, section hair in straight center part.  Create a diagonal section from center part to bottom of ear.

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    Hold razor horizontally.  Cut straight across, close to nape, beginning with the left side.

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    Completed left side.  Repeat on right side.

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    Completed section.

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    Take next diagonal section from center part to ear.  Beginning at left side, cut using underneath section as a guide.

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    Completed section.

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    Continue taking diagonal sections at increasing angles until you reach top of ear.

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    Create horizontal section from parietal ridge to front hairline.  Using guide from the back, connect side to back.

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    Completed section.

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    Continue taking horizontal sections up to center part.  Repeat on right side.

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    Create curved section from ear to ear, behind hairline.  Using razor at horizontal angle, create curved fringe.  Repeat on left side.

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    Create section parallel to previous section and overdirect forward.  Cut using underneath fringe as a guide.

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    Completed section.  Note fringe length is same throughout section.

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    Create a diagonal section from center part to low point of recession.  Overdirect forward and cut curved fringe, using previously cut section as a guide.

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