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August 18, 2015

Square Layers from TONI&GUY

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Square Layers from TONI&GUY

Calling all naturally curly girls. This cut from the TONI&GUY Classics Collection features square layers that offer a soft transition from short to long without the look of choppy, overly-kinked curls. Mastering this cut is a “must” for every stylist who works with natural texture—it offers a modern shape and lots of lively movement while maintaining a style clients love.

Manufacturer: TONI&GUY, @toniguyusa

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HOW-TO STEPS

  • 1

    Establish a profile parting from the forehead to the nape. From the profile, take horizontal partings to the ear.

  • 2

    With the head position slightly forward, keep the profile in place. Comb the hair to natural fall, hold at one finger’s depth, and with minimal tension, cut the line square.

  • 3

    On the opposite side, start from the center, and work outwards in small increments to cut the line square to the guide.

  • 4

    Cross-check by pulling equal amounts of hair from the same reference point and measure to see if the lengths are balanced.

  • 5

    Release the remaining hair, comb the sides at natural fall, place it behind the shoulders and cut to follow the guideline.

  • 6

    To complete the line through the sides, comb the hair to natural fall, hold at one finger’s depth and cut square.

  • 7

    Take diagonal back sections from the profile to just behind the ear. Make a vertical division from the high point of the ear. Overdirect forward, elevate to 45 degrees and cut from the corner up toward the chin.

  • 8

    Repeat the technique on the opposite side. Notice the change in hand position.

  • 9

    Release the remaining hair and cut on the guide with the same distribution and elevate to a stationary 45 degrees.

  • 10

    Repeat the same technique on the opposite side. Notice the change in hand position, the hair is held from top and the fingers are pointed down.

  • 11

    Cross-check by pulling equal amounts of hair from the same reference point and measure to see if the lengths are balanced.

  • 12

    Take a profile section from the front hairline to the top of the occipital. Start 2 inches behind the front hairline and use this as a guide to length. Comb perpendicular, elevate to 90 degrees and cut square.

  • 13

    Continue your profile section past the crown, comb perpendicular, elevate to 90 degrees and cut the line square.

  • 14

    Take a radial parting from the crown through to the top of the ear on both sides.

  • 15

    Take pivoting sections, comb perpendicular, elevate to 90 degrees and cut square until you reach the radial on both sides.

  • 16

    Across the top take horizontal sections, comb perpendicular, elevate to 90 degrees and cut square from the profile guideline.

  • 17

    Across the top take horizontal sections, comb perpendicular, elevate to 90 degrees and cut square from the profile guideline.

  • 18

    Finish by over-directing the last horizontal sections back to the previous guide and cut square.

  • 19

    Finish by over-directing the last horizontal sections back to the previous guide and cut square.

  • 20

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