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August 6, 2012

Face-Framing Midlength Cut and Color from Pivot Point

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Face-Framing Midlength Cut and Color from Pivot Point

It’s all about the eyes. But what if they’re hiding under dull, stringy hair? If your client is looking for a new cut that shows off her gorgeous assets, look no further than this cut from Pivot Point International, Inc. In just a few easy steps, your client will have a swingy new cut, a new spring in her step and face-framing layers that reveal her winning smile and sparkling eyes. Click on to see the directions!

HOW-TO STEPS

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    Gina’s long hair doesn’t flatter her face shape. She is looking for a versatile new style that will create body and offer styling options.

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    Off-center crown: uniform layers; back exterior: increase layered from individual wide partings; sides: increase layered; fringe: increase layered, asymmetrical.

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    Release a diagonal parting across the circle from right to left and sculpt uniform layers. Work to one side of the circle using 90 degrees and a mobile design line. Work to the other side of the circle.

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    In the back exterior, converge each parting to its center, project at 45 degrees and slide cut, opening and closing the shears. Sculpt partings at the back left first. Repeat on the right side.

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    Move to the right side. Use a parting from the circular section as a stationary design line. Take a diagonal-back parting, project at 90 degrees and sculpt.

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    In the fringe, release a parting parallel to the left sectioning line. Use a length guide from the crown and sculpt a uniform stationary design line.

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    Converge subsequent diagonal partings to the stationary design line and sculpt.

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    Section a diamond shape in the interior. Use diagonal slices to apply lightener away from base to ends.

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    Section a diamond shape in the interior. Use diagonal slices to apply lightener away from base to ends.

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    Apply a deeper violet brown to the base of the diamond and a Level 5 chestnut brown to the remaining lengths. Exclude the midstrand and ends of the diamond. Process, rinse, shampoo and condition prior to styling.

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    Finished look styled straight.

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    Finished look with enhanced texture.