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April 19, 2012

Graduated Crop How-To from Alfaparf

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Graduated Crop How-To from Alfaparf

Long hair? Who cares? This crop is perfect for the client who seeks versatility and style while keeping things low-maintenance. In other words, she’s the girl who wants it all. In this how-to from Alfaparf Milano, you’ll learn how to give her everything she wants with this graduated crop.


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HOW-TO STEPS

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    Divide the hair as shown.

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    Divide the hair as shown.

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    Divide panel A into diagonal sections, cutting the hair to angle it upward slightly. Make each section a little higher so the hair is graduated.

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    Repeat the cut in panel B.

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    Divide panel C into diagonal sections parallel to the sections in panel A. Layer each section over the previous one and keep the same angle.

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    Repeat the cut in panel D, using panel B as a reference.

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    Within panel E, create diagonal sections at a sharp angle, disconnected from panel C.

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    Use the same cutting technique that you used for panel F, with a longer perimeter than the one for panel E. Increase the angle beginning with the third line in order to achieve a gradual look.

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    Join panel F and panel D. Then create a circular section in panel G, perpendicular to the base, beginning at about a 45-degree angle. Increase the angle for each subsequent section. Join with panel C.

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    To style, dry the hair with a brush and create waves in section G. Set with hairspray. Alternatively, you can straighten for a sleek look.

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