Probably the most notable feature in a short haircut is the neckline. Its all about that neckline, that neckline, that neckline!
Symmetrical growth patterns are easy to shape but what about the more difficult growth patterns? No two necklines are the same and we need to build confidence in order to deal with the challenges.
So, you just created a beautiful haircut and you are faced with finishing the neckline to add balance and visual focus...How do you approach it? A lot depends on the needs and wants of the guest, the natural texture of the hair and the obvious, the growth pattern of the neckline.
Lets discuss three relevant techniques with our model who has a fairly low neckline and whose hair is in good condition. The hair was previously cut into a modern shape and the neckline was left uncut and prepped with Redken Shine Flash 02.
This technique is the easiest to take control of the shape of the neckline. Simply begin at the perimeter by releasing some of the length with a downward motion to get into the area where there is more density. You will also be able to release the superfluous hair on the neck at the same time.
To further detail, we go in and balance out the denser areas in the nape and neckline with the InvisiBlend Shear. This shear pushes the hair with the teeth onto the blunt blade creating tiny arcs resulting in no lines of demarcation anywhere! Begin by inserting the shear into the more dense areas and opening and closing the shear. The shear releases very minimal hair with each cut no fear of creating holes. Continue to work throughout the nape and neckline until you have achieved the softness and balance you are looking for.
You can opt to maintain the length of the neckline easily by elevating the nape hair with the Ivory Small Cutting comb. Using the wide teeth end of the comb, elevate and lift the nape hair up to the cutting point. Come in with the InvisiBlend Shear and release the hair horizontally across the entire nape area. When the hair is released you will notice the nape is light and the perimeter line is soft.
The consultation you have with your guest prior to the cut will add value to the end result. Its up to you to point out the best technique according guests needs and wants. You can incorporate all these techniques with challenging necklines to achieve a pleasing visual focus.
Check out this video on how to trim and clean up difficult hairlines on your male guests! Watch here.
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