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We all have guests who desire texture, body and movement to their hair without wanting a lot of layering on the top of the head. We could very well perceive this as their desire to want what they cannot have, but at Sam Villa we are all about solutions.
Elevated Scanning takes the guesswork out of it! During your consultation you will be able to acknowledge their desire and discuss these two great techniques that will result in exactly what they are looking for!
Our model has a medium textured hair with a bit of a sparse hairline so we are going to begin our first section about an inch or so behind the hairline to protect the density around the front hairline.
NOTE: Check out this video clip to see the technique used to finish the hair prior to cutting to add dimension to the hair you want to perform the Elevated Scanning techniques on dry hair.
In this technique we place shorter hair leading to the longer hair above in order to create body and airiness.
Cutting short to long from bottom to top to support the longer hair:
NOTE You will want to leave out the upper portion of the section closest to the part. How much you leave out will depend on the natural texture and density of the hair the more hair, the closer you can cut to the part while still leaving enough of a veil over the texture you created underneath.
In this technique we reverse the direction that we move, short to long. By cutting in the opposite direction, building the short on top to length on the bottom, we keep the shape lean while still imparting the sense of texture and airiness.
How short you cut the first piece of the section is dependent on two factors:
What you are able to achieve with these two techniques as an alternative to surface layering is trust and VALUE! You are able to deliver the look the guest requested in the consultation. Not only will she be thrilled with the cut, she will sing your praises to her friends and family that you LISTENED to her wants. Be reminded that communication builds wealth!