What’s on trend is versatility— a look that is defined, yet can be worn numerous of ways. With the push toward natural beauty and minimalist design, we have to be able to create shapes that can feel lived in and still look great. What exactly does this mean? And how can I translate it into a haircut?
The way I’ve approached this methodology is by heavily implementing my razor and changing my approach to the way I’ve been taught to cut hair.
Razor cutting is not dramatically different from scissor cutting, the main difference being your way of thinking about shape; instead of seeing structured line, a razor allows us to view a shape in terms of density and motion. The model below was inspired by a bowl cut but didn’t want to be locked into one look. Follow along the video below to see how the shape was created and get some product recommendations.
STEP ONE: Pre-section where you want the undercut to begin
STEP TWO: Cut the undercut using vertical 90 degree sections
STEP THREE: Clean up and detail neckline
STEP FOUR: Section out the bang section, use as a guide for the “bowl”
STEP FIVE: Create the bowl shape at 0 degree elevation. Remove density where needed with diagonal back or diagonal forward sections
STEP SIX: Prep model with prepping product and diffuse using the Dyson Supersonic
STEP SEVEN: After dry, refine on a curl by curl basis with dry cutting shears, I prefer to use the Hanzo Kamikaze
STEP EIGHT: Seal in texture with a texturing spray
MYSTIFY: Restyling Spray: Used as a cutting lotion, provides moisture, protection and slight hold
CURL: Shaping Mousse: Gives lightweight definition and moisture to curls
THICK: Dry Finishing Spray: Seals in texture for versatility without being drying