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July 2, 2012

Textured Copper Crop from Pivot Point International

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Textured Copper Crop from Pivot Point International

Who says a medium-length cut needs to be bland? This cut from Pivot Point International, Inc., takes the classic chin-grazing crop, adds a unique blend of warm copper and mahogany tones as well as strong length variation to create an unforgettably chic cut. Style it down and sleek for modern appeal or take it to the limit with sulpting product to create a stylin’ pompadour-like coif, it’s all up to you! See the steps in the following pages!

HOW-TO STEPS

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    Our moden’s hair has grown out and lost its shape. She would like a shorter, more defined style that can be worn with various style options.

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    Planar sculpting in the crown overlaps back exterior lengths of medium graduation with increase layers on the side. Sculpt the interior in planar form and the right fringe in graduation.

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    Planar sculpting in the crown overlaps back exterior lengths of medium graduation with increase layers on the side. Sculpt the interior in planar form and the right fringe in graduation.

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    In the back exterior, take a center vertical parting. Use directional distribution, high projection and a parallel finger position. Sculpt to establish a mobile design line. Work toward the corner of the nape on the left side creating a stationary design line.

     

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    Return to the center back. Sculpt to the corner of the nape. Then distribute subsequent partings back to the stationary design line.

     

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    Take a vertical parting over the ear on the left side. Project straight out, position your fingers nonparallel and slide cut. Repeat on the right side.

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    Release the crown and take a center vertical parting. Distribute straight out, position your fingers vertically and sculpt. Use this parting as a mobile design line. Work to the sectioning line on the left and repeat on the right side.

     

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    Take a horizontal parting at the back of the front interior section. Project straight up and notch a horizontal line. Work toward the front with a mobile design line.

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    Air form the hair. Project the triangular section at the crest at 90 degrees. Use a deep notching technique on both sides to blend exterior and interior lengths.

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    Move to the small section at the front hairline. Use comb control and the notching technique to create a slight, curved front perimeter.

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    Use a curved section positioned in front of the apex area and subdivided slightly off center. Subdivide the front and back of the curved section to in front of the ears on either side.

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    Alternate slices with a Level 5 mahogany red, a natural slice, and a Level 6 copper gold. Apply a Level 6 red in the crown and back section. Apply a Level 7 natural gold permanent color with 20-volume (6%) developer from base to ends in the front and in between the foils. Process, rinse, shampoo and condition prior to styling.

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    When styled sleek, it’s a chin-grazing crop with a collection of warm tones for visual flair.

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    Or, your client can go to the extreme by creating a pompador-like coif!

    Credits
    Artist | Vic Piccolotto | Pivot Point International
    Makeup | Sharon Casey | ArtistsbyTimothyPriano.com 
      Fashion Stylist | Sam Sok | ArtistsbyTimothyPriano.com 
    Fashion Stylist | Patric Chauvez | ArtistsbyTimothyPriano.com 
    Fashion Photography | Lisa Sciascia | sciascia.com
        Senior Photographer/Videographer | David Placek

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