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October 19, 2008

e Salon “Extension” Step-by-Step

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e Salon “Extension” Step-by-Step

The Extension step-by-step incorporates diagonal and 90-degree cutting techniques to produce this asymmetrical look with a strong fringe. This popular Australian team offers up the how-tos for an edgy, geometric style designed to please the adventurous client. 


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HOW-TO STEPS

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    Step 1:  Starting at the sides take a diagonal forward section, bring back to a vertical at the centre of the ear, and cut your guide in at 90 degrees, to your desired length. Follow this pattern all the way to the front over-directing back to a stationary guide at the centre of the ear.

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    Step 2:  Continue working through Step 1.

    Step 1 Repeat – Starting at the sides take a diagonal forward section, bring back to a vertical at the centre of the ear, and cut your guide in at 90 degrees, to your desired length. Follow this pattern all the way to the front over-directing back to a stationary guide at the centre of the ear.

     

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    Having completed the side, now take a slight diagonal back section, and cut a solid perimeter to the skin, with no elevation or tension. The design line should be on a slight upward slope. Continue all the way to top of this section

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    Take a slight diagonal section from the parting to the right eye. Over-direct this section slightly toward the opposite eye and cut an asymmetric design line as the fringe. Continue back toward the crown area.

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    Repeat Step 4 – Take a slight diagonal section from the parting to the right eye. Over-direct this section slightly toward the opposite eye and cut an asymmetric design line as the fringe. Continue back toward the crown area.

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    Next, take diagonal back section on the left side and connect this area into the fringe. Continue up the side until you reach the top. You will have left a slight section between the side and the fringe to leave as an accent piece.

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    Example of fringe connection

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    Follow the above steps on the opposite sides before starting Step 8 –

    Step 8:  Take vertical sections down the centre back, cutting the guide at 90-degrees from the head. Follow the head shape at 90 degrees cutting to desired length. Continue on both sides bringing everything back to the stationary 90-degree guide.

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    Continue taking vertical sections down the centre back, cutting  at 90-degrees from the head. Follow the head shape at 90 degrees cutting to the desired length. Continue on both sides bringing everything back to the stationary 90-degree guide.

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    Continue Step 9

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    Continue Step 9

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    Take the base line, cutting directly on the skin allowing for natural head curve. Follow this until you have no more hair in our sections.

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    Rework sections initially took and deep point and texturise in order to personalise the haircut and eliminate any excess weight.

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    Rework sections initially took and deep point and texturise in order to personalise the haircut and eliminate any excess weight.

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