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April 26, 2012

Modern Shag Cut and Color from Pivot Point International

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Modern Shag Cut and Color from Pivot Point International

Justin Timberlake had it right when he sang, “What goes around comes around.” In this case, it’s the shag haircut that’s making a comeback. The classic style is great for your clients who seek a cut as stylish as it is versatile—this cut can be work with lots of texture, sculpted with product or worn smooth and straight. Read on to see how you can re-create this multidimensional cut and color combo in this how-to from Pivot Point International!

 

 

HOW-TO STEPS

  • 1

    Our model, Victoria, is ready for a new modern style and a dramatic change. She wants to add shape and body to her lifeless long hair.

  • 2

    Medium graduation is sculpted in the back with overlapping increase layers in the crown. The upper sides and top are sculpted with medium graduation. The remaining side lengths are increase layered.

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  • 3

    Medium graduation is sculpted in the back with overlapping increase layers in the crown. The upper sides and top are sculpted with medium graduation. The remaining side lengths are increase layered.

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  • 4

    In the center nape, use vertical partings and medium projection. Position your fingers along a medium line of inclination and sculpt parallel. Work from the center to the left, then to the right.

  • 5

    Return to the left side and take a slight diagonal parting. Use perpendicular distribution with medium projection. Use the previously sculpted parting as a stationary design line and razor etch. Repeat on the other side.

  • 6

    Release a pivotal parting at the left side sectioning line in the crown. Distribute and project the hair at 90 degrees, position your fingers parallel to the curve of the head and notch.

  • 7

    Move to the left interior parting and take a diagonal-forward parting parallel to the sectioning line. Use a length guide from the crown with perpendicular distribution, high projection and a parallel finger position. Razor etch a stationary design line.

  • 8

    Air form the hair. Take horizontal partings in the top, distribute the length approximately 90 degrees and point-cut to visually blend.

  • 9

    Release a thick diagonal-left parting in the fringe. Distribute with low projection and notch parallel to the parting.

  • 10

    Alternate natural hair with diagonal slices of Level 12 violet-blonde, Level 6 copper gold and Level 8 blonde through the sides and top. In the back interior, use slightly thicker slices alternating natural hair with Level 6 copper gold and Level 8 blonde.

  • 11

    Apply a Level 6 copper-mahogany to remaining lengths and between foils. Process, rinse, shampoo and condition prior to styling.

  • 12

    Styling Option 1

    Use texturizing products to create a piece-y look.

  • 13

    Styling Option 2

    Use gels and pomades to create a sleek top and sculpted ends.

  • 14

    Styling Option 3

    Or use your thermal protectant, a smoothing product and a flat iron to create a chic, sleek look!