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August 11, 2010

Kurt Kueffner DNA Collection “George” Cut

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Kurt Kueffner DNA Collection “George” Cut

This look was inspired by the mod-rocker movement from the 1970s. To achieve this look, Kurt Kueffner says he incorporated heavily textured front and sides. “Barbering techniques are used on the lower parts of the cut to create head shape and add interest and dimension to the design,” said Kueffner, owner of the MENSDEPT.  “And precision cutting is called on through the shape’s interior to establish direction and create the surface.”

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    Establish primary partings as an hourglass that separates the top and bottom of the cut from 1-inch below the recession point beginning a steep arch upward, until just over the ear, when the parting begins to drop down. This will preserve the length in the front of the hair cut. NOTE: the higher the parting on the side, the more narrow the interior shape.

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    At the back of the head, begin to slope parting downward to the approximate center of the occipital bone. How low the parting is placed will determine how elongated the shape becomes and determines the emphasis of the cut’s profile. Continue around the head to opposite side. The upper panel will be disconnected from lower panel. Clip upper half away.

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    Create a straight vertical parting from the primary parting to the back of the ear.

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    Starting in the interior of the shape, create a triangular section. Work toward sideburn. Take subsections straight off head and cut to approximately 1 ½ – 2 inches in length. Direct subsequent partings back to the first stationary guide and continue working. Repeat on the opposite side of the head.

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    After completing both temples, take vertical section behind left ear. Cut vertical shape connected to guide at top of section behind the ear.

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    Complete the entire back of head, working into a tighter tape at the nape where necessary.

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    Transition to top panel by standing directly in front of the right side of your guest. Begin with a crescent-shaped parting as illustrated, creating a new guide for top half of shape. NOTE: the more extreme the concave angle, the greater the contrast of the disconnection there will be. Take this section straight off of the head, parallel to the floor.  Cut shape that mirrors your parting, establishing your guide for the top of the cut. Continue working in ½ inch parallel sections until you reach the opposite side of the head.

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    Standing behind your guest, take ½ inch vertical parting across the top of the head directly behind the ear. Pull the hair straight off the top of the head and establish the final length for the top according to design objective. This becomes a stationary guide for top of head. Work in ½ inch parallel sections toward the front, directing hair back. Then stand in front of the guest and repeat parallel sections from guide to the back of head.

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    Customize the length in front, combing and slicing hair to natural fall, according to your design objective.

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    Using a razor, remove extra weight to create final form.

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