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March 19, 2009

KMS California “Chantal” Step-by-Step

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KMS California “Chantal” Step-by-Step

The KMS California Campaign is all about mixing the cool vibe and glamorous lifestyle of Los Angeles with the comfortable and casual feeling of the beach. Each look is uniquely different and offers tons of styling possibilities. Chantal’s look is part Indie Rocker Chic, part Underground Fashionista and part Naturally Alluring. Try all the styles now!


To learn more, go to www.kmscalifornia.com



 


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HOW-TO STEPS

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    Chantal’s haircut will create a short asymmetrical fringe while maintaining length and giving texture to the shape.

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    moistrepair Leave-In Conditioner is applied as a cutting lotion. This will allow the comb to glide through the hair and will add lite moisture.

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    A side parting is taken back to the crown. Diagonal back partings are taken from the side parting back to behind each ear.

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    The front section is blown dry to prepare for cutting.

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    Starting at the fringe, a diagonal forward parting is taken. The hair is distributed “T” to the part, elevated one finger’s depth and point cut parallel to the part.

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    Diagonal forward partings are continued. The hair is distributed “T” to the part, elevated one finger’s depth and point cut parallel to the part.

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    The last diagonal forward parting is taken to the recession area. The hair is distributed “T” to the part, elevated one finger’s depth and point cut parallel to the part.

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    The opposite side is cut in the same manner.

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    The sides are blended with the fringe. The hair is distributed natural fall, elevated 45-degrees and deep point cut for texture.

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    The opposite side is completed in the same manner.

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    The section is released. A central vertical section is taken at the crown.

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    The section is distributed 90-degrees, elevated 90-degrees from the round of the head and point cut for texture.

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    A diagonal back parting is taken from the center guide. The hair is over-directed to the center, elevated 90-degrees from the round of the head and point cut for texture.

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    Diagonal back partings are continued and cut in the same manner.

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    The opposite side is completed in the same manner.

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    The hair is blown dry with a paddle brush.

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    The Back Cutting and Slide Cutting techniques are used to customize the shape.

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    hairplay Dry Wax is applied to enhance texture and create volume with a matte finish. Now you’re ready to style the look an Indie Rocker Chic, Naturally Alluring or Underground Fashionista look! 

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    Rocker Chic Styling Step-by-Step
    1. Prepare hair with hairplay Texture Shampoo to enhance natural texture.
    2. Spray moistrepair Leave-In Conditioner liberally throughout towel-dried hair, comb through for an even application,
    3. Blow dry hair straight using a paddle brush until hair is completely dry.
    4. Spray hairplay Dry Wax section by section with a sweeping motion to create a matte finish with texture and a flexible hold.

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    Naturally Alluring Styling Step-by-Step
    1. Prepare hair with addvolume Shampoo and Gel Conditioner for enhanced body.
    2. Apply a liberal amount of addvolume Blow Dry Lotion to towel-dried hair for natural volume; comb through for an even application.
    3. Begin blow drying at the back of the head, section by section using a large round brush.
    4. Lift each section away from the scalp for optimum volume.
    5. When hair is completely dry, set hair with rollers for additional volume and curls.
    6. Remove rollers, allow hair to cool.
    7. Gently brush each section out and place hair into final style.
    8. Spray with hairstay Medium Hold Spray for touchable hold.

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    Underground Fashionista Styling Step-by-Step
    1. Prepare hair with colorvitality Blonde Shampoo and Treatment for a brilliant blonde tone.
    2. Apply a liberal amount of addvolume Styling Foam to towel-dried hair. Comb through for an even application.
    3. Blow dry hair completely.
    4. Using a flat iron, spray each section with flatout Hot Pressed Spray for a smooth texture and heat protection.
    5. Take a radial parting from ear to ear. Clip off the front section of hair from the back section.
    6. Separate the top section of hair into 2½-centimeter/1-inch sections. Working on each section at a time, backcomb the target section of hair to the desired height.
    7. Smooth each section carefully with a comb. Place each section on top of the previous one to create a firm foundation. Spray each section with hairstay Dry Xtreme Hairspray for a firm hold.
    8. Release the back section of hair and, using a tint brush, apply hairstay Max Gel to the sides for a firm sleek look. Make sure to brush the product on in the same direction as the hair.
    9. Gather remaining hair into a ponytail. Arrange the ponytail so the base rests at the middle of the back of the head. Secure with a band.
    10. Use remaining length from the top section and wrap hair around band until it’s concealed. Place a pin underneath the band to secure hair.
    11. Finish style by spraying hair with hairstay Dry Xtreme Hairspray for a firm holding style.

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