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July 10, 2009

KMS California “Helene” Step-by-Step

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KMS California “Helene” Step-by-Step

Recreate the “Helene” look from the 2009 KMS California Campaign. It’s a style that’s a little bit rocker edge, a little bit glamour girl and is perfect for clients looking to amp up their style for the summer and beyond.


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HOW-TO STEPS

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    Helene’s haircut will have a strong “A-line” perimeter with layers and texture through the interior.

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    To begin, moistrepair Revival Crème is applied as a cutting lotion. This will allow the comb to glide through the hair and will add moisture.

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    A side parting is taken from the front hairline to the crown.

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    A central vertical parting is taken from the crown to the nape.

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    Diagonal forward partings are taken from the center parting out to the middle of each ear.

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    A pivoting section is taken from the parting. The section is distributed “T” to the part, elevated 45-degrees, and cut parallel to the part decreasing in length.

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    Pivoting partings are continued. The hair is over-directed to the center guide, elevated 45-degrees, and cut parallel to the part decreasing in length.

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    The final parting is completed in the same manner.

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    The opposite side is completed in the same manner.

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    flatout Straightening Crème is applied to the bottom section before blow-drying smooth and straighten the hair.

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    The hair is dried completely.

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    The Surface Slicing and Deep Point Cutting techniques are used to release weight.

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    Diagonal forward partings are taken from the crown to the low recession.

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    Pivoting partings are taken. Each section is over-directed to the center and point cut parallel to the part creating a longer length on top.

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    Moving to the left, each section is over-directed to the previous section, elevated 45-degrees and point cut parallel to the part.

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    Pivoting partings are continued until the left side is complete.

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    Moving to the right side, pivoting partings are continued. Each section is over-directed to the center, elevated 45-degrees and point cut parallel to the part.

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    Pivoting partings are continued until the right side is complete.

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    The underneath is pinned back and the top is released.

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    A vertical section is taken off of the original side part. The hair is distributed 90-degrees, elevated 90-degrees and point cut to increase in length through the front.

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    Pivoting sections are taken from the crown. The hair is over-directed to the guide, elevated 90-degrees and point cut to increase in length.

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    The opposite side is completed in the same manner.

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    flatout Straightening Crème is applied throughout the hair for a straight, smooth finish.

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    flatout Hot Pressed Spray is applied throughout the hair for heat protection and hold.

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    The hair is blown dry with a paddle brush.

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    The Surface Slicing and Deep Point Cutting techniques are used to remove weight.

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    hairplay Dry Wax is applied throughout the hair for texture and separation with a matte finish.

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    1. Prepare hair with moistrepair Shampoo and Leave-In Conditioner for moisture and manageability.
    2. For a straight, smooth style and quicker blow drying time, apply a liberal amount of flatout Straightening Crème from the roots to the ends and comb through for an even application.
    3. Begin blow drying at the nape area section by section, using a boar bristle brush and working your way to the front until the hair is completely dry.
    4. Straighten hair with an iron, spraying flatout Hot Pressed Spray on each section before using the iron for heat protection and medium hold.
    5. Spray hair with flatout Anti-Humidity Seal to seal style and repel moisture.

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    1. Prepare hair with moistrepair Shampoo and Conditioner for moisture and manageability.
    2. Apply addvolume Blow Dry Lotion for volume; blow dry hair using a round brush until hair is completely dry.
    3. Set hair in rollers, spraying each section with curlup Hot Spiral Spray for heat protection and medium hold.
    4. Remove rollers and allow hair to cool. Brush hair out and begin to pin hair up randomly, intertwining curls.
    5. Spray final style with hairstay Quick Finish Spray or hairstay Maximum Hold Spray for a firm hold with shine.

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    1. Prepare hair with hairplay Texture Shampoo for creative styling.
    2. Liberally spray hairplay Sea Salt Spray throughout towel-dried hair for enhanced texture.
    3. Blow dry hair until completely dry. Allow to dry naturally; do not brush.
    4. Part hair from recession hairline to the crown.
    5. Pull the back section of hair to one side and secure with pins.
    6. Sweep front section over to opposite side and spray with hairstay Medium Hold Spray.
    7. Spray the hair with hairplay Dry Wax, lifting hair out and up, spray from the underneath for an undressed style and a matte finish.