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January 4, 2017

Shattered Inversion


Shattered Inversion

The graduated bob meets the shag in this massively versatile shape from the artists at TONI&GUY. Smooth it with styling cream and a blow dryer and it’s a sleek and sexy option, suitable for every occasion. Coax out and define the layers with styling wax, and it’s ready to rock ’n’ roll. And as far as the boxy, lash-grazing bangs go? Instant French girl chic no matter where she’s from.



Artist: Michelle Bermudez
Colorist: Courtney Greenday
Photographer: Alex Barron-Hough
Makeup Artist: Sharayah Quinn
Wardrobe: Caroline Mascolo
Manufacturer: TONI&GUY, @toniguyusa


  • 1

    Create a profile parting then a radial from the crown to the ear. Create a diagonal back parting from the radial to the profile and a horizontal parting from the radial through to the recession on both sides, creating a keyhole section.

  • 2

    In the back, create a vertical section, comb it perpendicular and razor-cut square.

  • 3

    Continue working to each side in vertical sections, overdirecting to a stationary guide at the corner nape.

  • 4

    Repeat on the opposite side.

  • 5

    In front of the radial, comb the length to natural fall and razor-cut out to the existing length. Repeat on the opposite side.

  • 6

    Release the back. Create a central vertical section, comb perpendicular and razor-cut square.

  • 7

    Continue working with vertical sections, overdirecting to the center guide. Repeat on the opposite side, creating an inversion.

  • 8

    Create a profile section, and using the guide from the crown, comb perpendicular and slice square.

  • 9

    Split the guide in half, create horizontal sections, comb perpendicular and slice square through to the front hairline. Repeat on the opposite side.

  • 10

    Isolate a fringe section. Comb to natural fall and point-cut square.

  • 11

    Channel-cut around the face.

  • 12

    Blow-dry the fringe with the comb. Dry the rest with fingers.

  • 13

    Finished Look