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May 18, 2009

Pivot Point International “Kitty” Mini-Tech

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Pivot Point International “Kitty” Mini-Tech

This sensibly sophisticated look from Pivot Point’s Kinetics Collection features vibrant color variations and uniquely scuplted lengths. With an easy, natural finish, this style transitions perfectly from day to night.


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HOW-TO STEPS

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    Kitty needs to update her color to something that highlights her striking eyes and bone structure. She also needs a style with more finishing options.

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    Graduated form is sculpted in the back exterior and on the sides. The interior consists of increase-layered lengths with graduation in the fringe.

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    Section the interior from the exterior with an irregular zigzag parting at the crest. Then, section the interior to into quadrants from the apex.

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    Section the interior from the exterior with an irregular zigzag parting at the crest. Then, section the interior to into quadrants from the apex.

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    Release a vertical parting in the center nape, distribute the hair perpendicular and project at 45-degrees. Notch to establish a mobile design.

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    Release a vertical parting on the right side adjacent to the center. Sculpt with the same techniques.

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    Return to the left side. Release a vertical parting, distribute perpendicular, project at 45-degrees and use the last sculpted parting as a stationary design line. Work to the top of the ear. Move to the right side and use the same procedures.

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    Subdivide the entire interior into wide pivotal partings with the point of origin behind the apex. Note that the partings in the fringe area are wider than those at the sides and back.

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    Begin in the back and work toward the left. Project at 45-degrees from the point of origin. Slide cut to create increase-layered lengths. Sculpt the next partings individually using the same procedure as you work around the head.

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    Slide cut from above the right eye for a length increase toward the left.

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    Move to the right side of the fringe and shift the hair toward the front. Use the same length guide from the left side of the fringe, position your fingers nonparallel and slide cut to soften the lengths around the face.

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    Prior to the color design, filler is applied from base to ends to ensure an even color result.

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    A zigzag line separates the interior from the exterior at the lower crest. The interior is sectioned with six, irregularly curved lines that extend from the apex to the zigag sectioning line. A level 4, brown color will be applied in the exterior from base to ends.

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    Throughout the interior, the same level 4, brown color will be applied to the base. An alternation of level 7, red, level 5, warm brown and level 5, red demi-permanent colors with developer will be applied from the midstrands to the ends. Process, rinse, shampoo and condition before styling.

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    The art shows the molding and air-forming patterns used to create an irregular, alternating oblong. The pattern is established from a wavy side part.

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    After molding the hair to map out the directions and movements of the finished design, use only a couple of rows of a vent brush to enforce the second direction and ridge line of each oblong.

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    Credits
    Artist: Marja Rahikainen, Pivot Point Finland
    Makeup: Dino
    Fashion Stylist: Venus Waterman @ Elenbaas Agency
    Fashion Photography: Mike van den Toorn
    Technical Photography/Videography: Tina Rayyan

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    Credits
    Artist: Marja Rahikainen, Pivot Point Finland
    Makeup: Dino
    Fashion Stylist: Venus Waterman @ Elenbaas Agency
    Fashion Photography: Mike van den Toorn
    Technical Photography/Videography: Tina Rayyan