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May 29, 2009

Joico J-Cutting Line How-To

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Joico J-Cutting Line How-To

Create a timeless shape with a strong, heavy square line with this sleek how-to. The sole focus is the outline of the haircut, as no internal cutting is used. This is ideal for straight texture with body, and clients who have even growth patterns with a good crown area.  This look is suitable for a multitude of face shapes, and a square heavy fringe is optional. Learn the J-Color Diagonal, Vertical, Horizontal How-To from Vero K-PAK International Creative Director Sue Pemberton.


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HOW-TO STEPS

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    Start by determining a suitable parting based on the natural hair texture and density of the wearer.

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    Take a section from the crown to the nape area, then divide the hair into diagonal subsections.

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    Cut the hair closely against the skin in a very neat, controlled manner. For optimal control, work from the center nape area out toward the length. Work on the left and right sides simultaneously, or complete one side and then the other.

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    Refine line without tension.

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    View of the square line.

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    Continue to work up toward the crown area, taking slightly diagonal partings.

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    Comb the hair down onto the original guide. Control the line by cutting through the comb, or using the fingers to control the hair.

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    Comb the hair down onto the original guide. Control the line by cutting through the comb, or using the fingers to control the hair.

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    Comb the hair down onto the original guide. Control the line by cutting through the comb, or using the fingers to control the hair.

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    Comb the hair down onto the original guide. Control the line by cutting through the comb, or using the fingers to control the hair.

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    View of last partings. Be aware of the crown area lifting; this can be connected at a later stage.  Check the hair for balance.

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    View of last partings. Be aware of the crown area lifting; this can be connected at a later stage.  Check the hair for balance.

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    Continue working through the side area just below the crown. Take diagonal partings through the side to extend the line from the back to the side area. Cut the hair through the comb and allow it to fall naturally with very little tension. This line can be refined through the fingers, or later after the hair has been dried.
    Tip: Avoid applying excessive tension through the fingers, as this can create an undesirable gap in the line.

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    Allow the hair to fall naturally and refine the line. This line can be refined through the fingers, or later after the hair is dried.
    Tip: Note that while working up toward the last parting of hair, the position of the head should be in a natural, upright position.

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    At this point, it is important to keep the hair evenly combed and consistent through the front area. Use a widetooth comb to minimize tension, secure the hair, and then continue the line.

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    Proceed to the opposite side and repeat the process. Ensure that both sides are perfectly balanced by checking through the fingers and visually assessing the shape.

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    Be careful to not apply excessive tension around the protrusion of the ear.

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    Be careful to not apply excessive tension around the protrusion of the ear.

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    Be careful to not apply excessive tension around the protrusion of the ear.

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    Blow-dry the hair with a Denman brush using the wrapping technique. Brush hair forward and back using the round surface of the head to smooth the hair.

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    Blow-dry the hair with a Denman brush using the wrapping technique. Brush hair forward and back using the round surface of the head to smooth the hair.

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    Blow-dry the hair with a Denman brush using the wrapping technique. Brush hair forward and back using the round surface of the head to smooth the hair.

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    Blow-dry the hair with a Denman brush using the wrapping technique. Brush hair forward and back using the round surface of the head to smooth the hair.

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    Ensure that the hairline is smooth prior to cutting the fringe.

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    Establish the center point of fringe, section the hair out (as shown), then cut toward the temple.

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    Cut the hair through the comb and allow it to fall naturally.

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    Optional: Refine the line by cutting the hair through the fingers.

    Tip: There are many options for cutting the fringe area: The hair can be elevated to create a soft yet solid line or it can be combed flat to the head for the heaviest line.
     

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