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June 12, 2012

Curly Crop Cut and Color from Pivot Point International

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Curly Crop Cut and Color from Pivot Point International

Your curly-haired clients are on a neverending quest with their curly-q’s: they want style that embraces their curls, but can also adapt to the whims of a flat iron when necessary. This cut from Pivot Point International, Inc., is the best of both! When your client goes au natural, the cut and color harmonize in a sublime celebration of texture; when your client straightens her hair, she’s got a perfect, midlength look that doesn’t skimp on style. Here’s a how-to!

HOW-TO STEPS

  • 1

    The client in question has lifeless, dull hair. She’s begging for a makeover.

  • 2

    Planar sculpting in the crown falls over extreme exterior layers. The front consists of graduated lengths in the top with increase layers on the sides.

  • 3

    Planar sculpting in the crown falls over extreme exterior layers. The front consists of graduated lengths in the top with increase layers on the sides.

  • 4

    Take a vertical parting at the center nape, use high projection and slide cut. Work to the left using a mobile design line and the same techniques.

  • 5

    Release a vertical parting in the center back interior. Project lengths straight out and position your fingers vertically. Sculpt using a notching technique.

  • 6

    Work to the left sectioning line, then to the right using pivotal partings and a mobile design line. Project straight out and sculpt with the notching technique.

  • 7

    Move to the left side. Converge the lengths to a stationary design line projected at 90 degrees from the top of the section. Position your fingers parallel to the sectioning line and sculpt with a pointing technique.

  • 8

    In the right interior section use horizontal partings, perpendicular distribution and low projection. Sculpt parallel creating a stationary design line. Work to the top of this section distributing lengths to the stationary design line.

  • 9

    Release a diagonal parting at the right side of the fringe. Use a guide from the right side, perpendicular distribution and low projection. Sculpt parallel to establish a stationary design line.

  • 10

    Air form the hair, then take vertical partings through the interior. Distribute and project the lengths straight out. Notch to blend the front and back lengths while removing excess weight.

  • 11

    Apply a Level 7 copper demi-permanent color in the crown, fringe and side sections. In the exterior section, apply a Level 6 copper brown demi-permanent color. Apply a Level 8 neutral blonde color with 20-volume (6%) developer in the triangle shape. Process, rinse, shampoo and condition.

  • 12

    When worn naturally, the cut and color emphasize the client’s curly texture.

  • 13

    Or, straighten the upper layers and style the underside for a sleek, stylish midlength ‘do.

    Want more Pivot Point? See this step-by-step: Modern Shag Cut and Color

    Credits:
    Artist | Vic Piccolotto | Pivot Point International   
    Fashion Stylist | Sam Sok | ArtistsbyTimothyPriano.com
    Makeup | Sharon Casey | ArtistsbyTimothyPriano.com  
    Fashion Photography | Lisa Sciascia | sciascia.com
    Senior Photographer/Videographer | David Placek