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October 28, 2014

Bouncy Long Layers from TONI&GUY

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Bouncy Long Layers from TONI&GUY

As one of the “star attractions” of the new TONI&GUY Classics Collection, this haircut features short to long layers that create volume, and a soft transition from the layers into the length. Mastering this cut is a “must” for every stylist with long-haired clients—it offers a modern shape and lots of lively movement while maintaining the length that clients love.

Artist: Joseph Marzioli; Zak Mascolo, @zakmascolo
Photographer: Alex Barron-Hough
Makeup Artist: Tommy Gomez
Wardrobe: Caroline Mascolo
Manufacturer: TONI&GUY, @toniguyusa

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HOW-TO STEPS

  • 1

    Create a profile parting form the forehead to the crown, and a radial parting from the crown to the back of each ear. Isolate the top with diagonal forward partings from the crown out to the recession.

  • 2

    Create a 1-inch profile section from the crown to the nape. Overdirect up to the crown, elevate to 90 degrees and point-cut at an angle, from short to long.

  • 3

    Create a pivoting section, overdirect up to the crown, elevate to 90 degrees and continue to cut from short to long, following the guide.

  • 4

    Overdirect the last pivoting section behind the ear back to the previous section. This will help safeguard the existing perimeter length. Repeat the technique on the opposite side, working toward the radial. On this side, the line is point-cut to decrease length.

  • 5

    In front of the radial, continue pivoting. Overdirect the section back to a stationary guide behind the ear, elevate to 90 degrees and point-cut short to long.

  • 6

    Continue to overdirect the sections back to the stationary guide, cutting from short to long. Repeat the same techniques on the opposite side, cutting to decrease length.

  • 7

    Release the top. Create a 1-inch diagonal forward section; use the guide length from the crown, comb to 90 degrees and point-cut from short to long.

  • 8

    Continue working with pivoting sections, overdirect to the stationary guideline and point-cut from short to long.

  • 9

    Comb the hair to natural fall. Starting in the center, hold at a one-finger depth and point-cut square.

  • 10

    At the sides, comb the hair to natural fall and point-cut square.

  • 11

    Subsection the hair in front of the ears. Stand in front of the section with the blades on the inside of the fingers, slide-cutting from the lip down to the corner.

  • 12

    On the opposite side, stand behind the section and overdirect the section slightly forward. Slide-cut from the lip down to the corner by pushing the blades across the body, to the opposite knee.

  • 13

    Dry the hair with a large round brush, creating volume at the roots.

  • 14

    To personalize the cut, work in 1-inch horizontal section across the top, lift each section to 90 degrees and use a slicing technique to release weight and create more volume.

  • 15

    Soften the front hairline with drop parallel point-cutting.

  • 16

    Create a diagonal forward section from the side parting to the recession area. Comb perpendicular to the section, elevate to 45 degrees and point-cut parallel to the parting.

  • 17

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