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July 18, 2013

New Romantic Cut from Aveda

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New Romantic Cut from Aveda

Aveda reprises the New Romantic movement of the early ‘80s in its Sublime collection for 2010. Here, a strong shape is punctuated with rough styling, matte finishing and bleached, “Blonde Ambition” color, all presented with Team Aveda’s distinct ability to transform raw, hard-core concepts into images that are stunningly fresh and beautiful.


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HOW-TO STEPS

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    Separate top of hair from perimeter with a curved parting from temple to behind the ear at the occipital arch, above the occipital bone. Isolate the top with clips.

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    Separate top of hair from perimeter with a curved parting from temple to behind the ear at the occipital arch, above the occipital bone. Isolate the top with clips.

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    Begin cutting in Panel 1 at right temple using diagonal graduation. Hold subsections straight out from head and cut short-to-long around the entire perimeter. Panel 1 is completely disconnected from Panel 2.

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    Continue taking diagonal sections, right side to left. Cross-check and repeat on left side, crossing back over in the nape.

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    Wrap dry Panel 2 completely. Take a circular panel from top, including the point of distribution. This is now Panel 3; clip away. Separate front from back with an ear-to-ear parting.

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    Wrap dry Panel 2 completely. Take a circular panel from top, including the point of distribution. This is now Panel 3; clip away. Separate front from back with an ear-to-ear parting.

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    In the rear top panel, begin disconnection with classic round graduation, cutting with scissor points to create a softer finish. The diagram illustrates the angle of partings and lines to be cut. Continue round graduation throughout the entire panel on back of both sides of head.

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    In the rear top panel, begin disconnection with classic round graduation, cutting with scissor points to create a softer finish. The diagram illustrates the angle of partings and lines to be cut. Continue round graduation throughout the entire panel on back of both sides of head.

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    In the rear top panel, begin disconnection with classic round graduation, cutting with scissor points to create a softer finish. The diagram illustrates the angle of partings and lines to be cut. Continue round graduation throughout the entire panel on back of both sides of head.

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    In the rear top panel, begin disconnection with classic round graduation, cutting with scissor points to create a softer finish. The diagram illustrates the angle of partings and lines to be cut. Continue round graduation throughout the entire panel on back of both sides of head.

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    Continue round graduation into the front top panel, cutting short-to-long, using shortest hair in rear panel as a guide. Take parallel partings as illustrated and continue to cross over top of head, bringing hair from the opposite side of the head into the guideline until you run out of hair. Continue to elevate each section, creating graduation. Repeat on opposite side of head, including over-directing hair from the opposite side across front panel to opposite side.

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    Continue round graduation into the front top panel, cutting short-to-long, using shortest hair in rear panel as a guide. Take parallel partings as illustrated and continue to cross over top of head, bringing hair from the opposite side of the head into the guideline until you run out of hair. Continue to elevate each section, creating graduation. Repeat on opposite side of head, including over-directing hair from the opposite side across front panel to opposite side.

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    Continue round graduation into the front top panel, cutting short-to-long, using shortest hair in rear panel as a guide. Take parallel partings as illustrated and continue to cross over top of head, bringing hair from the opposite side of the head into the guideline until you run out of hair. Continue to elevate each section, creating graduation. Repeat on opposite side of head, including over-directing hair from the opposite side across front panel to opposite side.

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    Release circle, Panel 3, from crown and allow it to drop back into place. Beginning at the center top of head, take horizontal sections, over-direct to the center point of top of head and deeply point-cut to remove the corner. Remove additional weight with a freehand technique.

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    Divide hair into four traditional quadrant panels from forehead to nape, then from ear to ear.

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    Using a refined virgin application, take fine slices of foil and apply Formulas A and B throughout entire cut, beginning in the nape as shown.

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    Progress upward toward the front panels until the entire head is complete. Process, shampoo, condition, towel dry and apply Formula C to all strands. Process and remove.