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Our fine and thinning hair clients deserve a cut that will bring out their best facial features; after all, her face is what she is going to see in the mirror everyday. If we can bring the look of density to the facial frame of the cut we know our clients are going to love what they see in the mirror as an end result as well as every day at home.
We may tend to elevate up and cut certain lines around the face resulting in layers that fall away from the face. Our end result? The hair is less dense and the ends are light and wispy. Our fine and thinning haired clients who want face framing cuts are looking for more definition and blunt lines that give the appearance of thicker hair.
Instead of elevating, we can create defined pieces by free hand selecting pieces at random but with a purpose to accentuate features of the face for a better visual end result.
Our model already has a cut that is face framing but the ends are light and wispy. We want to add definition to her cheekbones and jawline:
At this point, from the jawline, we getting into longer length and have no facial features to accentuate so we will free hand visually choose piece by piece find what pieces you want to define in the rest of the frame and go in and blunt them off. Blunting the pieces will create a strong frame as opposed to light wispy ends of the frame.
Be sure to discuss the technique with your client in the consultation; why the technique will add definition and density. Compare the cut side frame to the opposite uncut side. Give the cut side some movement with your hand she will immediately be able to see the difference and LOVE IT!
This face framing technique is perfect for the client who has a naturally fine hairline and/or for the client who is experiencing thinning around the hairline. The technique is also great for the client who comes in for a cut that was over layered or over texturized from the last cut. The pieces you choose to cut will add needed definition to the frame and make the hair look denser.