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How-Tos > Hourglass Layered Cut from INDIE Hair
January 28, 2013

Hourglass Layered Cut from INDIE Hair

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Hourglass Layered Cut from INDIE Hair

This versatile cut from INDIE Hair has the foundational shape of an hourglass  and gives its wearer the option to shake it up. Layers can be worn soft and polished for the office or punked-out for après work cocktails. It’s the perfect cut for the client who wants total style freedom.

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HOW-TO STEPS

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    Comb back and side hair into natural fall. Cut a horizontal perimeter.

  • 3

    Use a ¼-inch wide section of hair from center front hairline. Cut the guide lip length (point A).

  • 4

    Comb side hair from center of ear (point B) to front hairline into natural fall. Cut a diagonal line connecting point A to point B.

  • 5

    Comb hair parallel with front hairline and overdirect back to top of head. Use point A as a guide and cut at 45° or more to retain length and volume.

  • 6

    Use guide at top of head and cut to the end of round of head, combing hair straight out from head. Continue cutting using a traveling guide to balance point. From flat of head to nape extend the angle to accommodate desired hair length. Some of the nape hair may not reach and will drop away.

  • 7

    Guide is stationary at the balance point, remaining hair behind the ear is brought back to stationary guide and cut. Once hair is styled, personalize with texturizing where needed.

    Note:
    the hair will have a slight disconnect from front sides to back of head.

  • 8

    1. mix polish #mixitsoft with gel #mixitstrong into damp hair
    2. blow it out with a paddle brush
    3. taking small subsections, flat iron into a smooth obsession
    4. dust on powder #round2 at the base to set the look

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  • 9

    1. mix polish #mixitsoft with gel #mixitstrong into damp hair
    2. blow it out with a paddle brush
    3. section hair from recession to crown and slick side hair using gel #mixitstrong
    4. taking top section of hair, backcomb into pompadour shape
    5. finish it off with hairspray #superfirm

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