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November 26, 2014

GL Apps by Great Lengths Tape Method

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GL Apps by Great Lengths Tape Method

From lifeless locks to full-bodied fringe in just a few, simple steps! Learn the GL Apps by Great Lengths tape method and cutting how-to for this asymmetric, voluminous ‘do!

Learn how you and your salon can increase service volume by $20,000 – $50,000 in one year! Get Great Lengths certified!

 

HOW-TO STEPS

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    Before

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    For the first subsection, take a diagonal part at the same angle that the GL Apps are going to be applied. This will determine how the hair will fall. Staying ¼-inch away from the scalp, place the GL Apps in the subsection by removing the protective film from the back of the GL App and firmly pressing onto the hair. 

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    When all GL Apps are applied in the subsection, use tweezers or the end of a metal tail comb to remove the protective film from the top of the GL App. Make sure not to touch the GL App adhesive.

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    Take a veil of hair above the GL App, making sure the veil is parallel to the part and that the hair is evenly spread over the GL App. Press firmly. The width of the veil of hair will be determined by the density of the client’s hair; there needs to be enough hair to cover the adhesive.

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    Continue working in this manner up to the top of the fringe area.

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    As you work up the head, more GL Apps may be used to achieve the length and density desired.  Keep in mind to always leave enough hair around perimeter and part line to cover the GL Apps.  Once the GL Apps are applied, a Safety Band is placed on the back side of the GL App and then secured with the Connection Tool.

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    To begin the haircut, smooth out hair and comb in the direction you want it to fall. Starting at the shortest part of the fringe, cut a slight curve continuing to the longest part of the fringe.

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    Next, starting at the top of the ear, cut at an angle to determine the finished desired length.

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    Elevate the fringe with your comb and point in with your shears to create softness.  This model’s own hair is long enough that it did not need to be blended with the GL Apps applied in the interior.

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    Full asymmetrical fringe.

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    Learn how you and your salon can increase service volume by $20,000 – $50,000 in one year! Get Great Lengths certified!