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Last updated: January 11, 2021

Short, Chic Chop

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Short, Chic Chop

Creating the perfect cut isn’t just a skill, it’s a form of art. No one understands that better than the masterminds at Moroccanoil®. Check out this step-by-step guide that’ll help you perfectly understand how to master a short, chic chop. Here’s how it’s done.


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    Cleanse hair with Moroccanoil® Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner. Establish an ear-to-ear radial parting. Create a central vertical parting from high point to front hairline. Comb hair to natural fall, use 0-degree elevation in the comb and point-cut a one-length perimeter line just below nape.

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    Release the hair on both sides and continue point-cutting at the perimeter line using the previously-cut hair as a guide for the length. Establish a length guide for face-framing graduation at lip level in the center front hairline.

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    Overdirect diagonal-back subsections forward, elevate to 45 degrees from face shape and visually point-cut upward to connect the baseline with your established length guide at lip level. Continue along the sides until the hair no longer reaches the length guide.

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    Point-cut a square profile guide. Using pivoting radial subsections in back, distribute hair straight up and point-cut the hair square to follow the established length guide.

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    Using vertical subsections on the sides, distribute hair straight up and point-cut the hair square to follow established the length guide. Use Moroccanoil® Treatment Light, Morocannoil® Hydrating Styling Cream and Moroccanoil® Root Boost to create a textured finish. Then, define and enhance texture with Moroccanoil® Molding Cream.

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    Finished Look

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