Start by sectioning off a central parting through to the nape. Take a horizontal section from ear to ear creating four sections. Using section clips, clip the two front sections away. 
Please Note – If cutting to a parting, section off to the parting through the top.

Take a download ‘V’ section at the nape and cutting onto the gown or skin cut the guide to desired length using little or no tension depending on growth patterns.

Follow the created guide using small sections up to the crown area continuing to cut either on the gown or skin. As you start working through to the sides start angling the hair slightly down to avoid the one length from rising through the front sections.
Please Note – Continually check for graduation and balance.

Work through the sides by over directing hair behind the shoulders to avoid creating an ‘arc’ baseline.
Please Note – If a client prefers an arc shape then the hair can be cut with no over direction and directly cut over the shoulders.

 

Repeat on the other side checking the mirror balance after every section.

If the client has a fringe, now is the time to personalise the Haircut (Refer to Personalise the Haircut section). 

 

Once the hair is blow dried, check for graduation using a freehand technique. Make sure to move the clients head forward to check for any underneath graduation.