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September 24, 2015

Structured Fundamentals Cut From Fuel


Structured Fundamentals Cut From Fuel

This classic, structured cut, from the educators at Fuel, contains the essential techniques you need to master behind the chair. Combining fundamentals with the art of cutting, the end result is truly stunning. 


Who did it
: Lindsey Misale, Fuel Director of Education
makeup: Elizabeth Cook
photograher: Hannah Dexter
website: Fuelhair.com


Go behind the scenes of Fuel’s first photo shoot!



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    Prep (dampen) hair with Fuel Cutting Mist.

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    Section a profile parting down the center of the head from forehead to nape. T to the parting at the high point of the head (headband parting).

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    T to the parting, below the occipital and above the nape. The density of this section will depend on the density of the client’s hair.

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    Using the non-technical side of the comb horizontally and parallel to the parting, comb hair to natural fall. Challenge yourself to stay at 0 degrees instead of following the shape of the head.

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    Move horizontally up the head with a slight diagonal forward parting. Maintain 0 degrees natural fall, and avoid over-elevating or under-elevating.

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    Once you reach the T to the parting at the high point of the head, move onto the side of head. Continue to use 0 degree natural fall through diagonal forward parting. Use full overdirection to connect side sections into the back. Full overdirection will help you create a strong A-line.

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    Connecting side to back: maintain 0 degree natural fall, using full overdirection to maintain length. Do not over-elevate or under-elevate. Cut to connect.

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    Use your shears to help guide the hair from front sides into comb, helping to maintain 0 degree natural fall.

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    Repeat on the other side, connecting the back to the final side.

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    Detail to polish the final look.

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    Finished look