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July 24, 2012

The Clippered Men’s Cut from Pivot Point

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The Clippered Men’s Cut from Pivot Point

It’s true: What’s old is new again. And when it comes to men’s styling, it’s out with shaggy, unkempt looks and in with clean, Mad Men-era cuts. It’s classic hairdressing at its finest: a lean shape, a sharp, clean perimeter and a touch of product to give it that timeless look. In this step-by-step from Pivot Point International, Inc., you’ll learn how you can create a look Don Draper would envy. Get your martini, sit back and take notes.


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HOW-TO STEPS

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    Alex prefers short, clean cuts. Texturizing the thick interior lengths will make his hair easier to style, especially as it begins to grow out.

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    The structure graphic shows high gradation in the exterior, which blends into high graduation in the interior. The center top is sculpted with uniform and increase lengths.

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    The structure graphic shows high gradation in the exterior, which blends into high graduation in the interior. The center top is sculpted with uniform and increase lengths.

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    Begin at the right sideburn area. Use the wide teeth of a large comb to project the hair at 90 degrees. Angle the comb for a high line of inclination and move the clippers across the comb. Slowly move the comb upward and outward between clipper strokes to create a high line of inclination.

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    Tilt the head forward and work through the back starting at the nape and working up. Adjust the position of the comb to work around the hairline to blend the lengths.

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    Continue working toward the left side. Angle the comb slightly to help blend the side and back lengths while maintaining the line of inclination.

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    Return to the right side and switch to the fine teeth of the comb. Position the clippers parallel to the teeth of the comb and refine the high gradation. Work toward and around the ear.

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    Work through the back. Move the comb and clippers in unison maintaining the line of inclination. Work with the freehand clipper technique to clean and refine the perimeter. Then work toward the left.

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    Further refine the perimeter lengths using the taper comb with the shear-over-comb technique.

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    Tilt the head slightly as you work through the nape. Position the taper comb and shears to blend into the high gradation. Work to the left side.

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    Move to the interior and subdivide with a center part. Visually determine the desired length and angle before continuing.

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    Take a vertical parting above the right ear. Distribute and project at 90 degrees. Position your fingers nonparallel and notch to create a length increase toward the top.

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    Move to the left side, maintaining the same finger position. Work from the ear toward the front, shifting the hairline back. Then work to the center back.

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    Connect top lengths starting in the crown. Distribute straight up and notch horizontally. Work toward the front shifting the last parting back for a length increase.

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    Distribute the fringe lengths forward. Use low projection and notch horizontally to remove the corner and blend with the sides.

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    Use the comb to lift the hair from diagonal partings while using the taper shears through midstrand and ends. Work diagonally in one direction and then in the opposite direction to texturize the interior.

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    Apply wax through the hair especially in the interior. Then use a styling comb and distribute the hair from a side part. Allow the hair to dry naturally.

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    Comb the fringe down and you have a more modern look.

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    Or, give it a coif and your client will look straight out of Mad Men!

    Credits
    Featured Artist | George Accattato | artandsciencesalon.com 
    Makeup Artist | Rommy Najor | artistsbytimothypriano.com
    Photography | David Raccuglia | davidraccuglia.com
    Videographer | Marcin Wawrzyczek | marcin.tv

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