One of the most important decisions a stylist makes when placing disconnection in undercut shapes is how high or low to take the part. David Boyd, Sam Villa ArTeam, demonstrates:
“The most important view to consider when placing disconnection is the 90 degrees that our guest sees on a daily basis - the view that is roughly from ear-to-ear when they look in the mirror. The other 260 degrees of the haircut is for everyone else to see,” explains Boyd who breaks it down three ways.
Option 1: Place the detachment below the round of the head. Placing a part below the round of the head will create a look that expands up and away from the head shape. This style tends to look bolder and more elegant with added shape and texture.
Option 2: Place the detachment directly on top of the round of the head. Placing the part directly on top of the round of the head is the safest place. It allows us to stack the hair above the round of the head in a way that is very close to the head and it gives us a view that is very lean and safe. This option is the easiest for our guests to style at home.
Option 3: Place the point of detachment above the round of the head. Placing the part above the round of the head creates a look that is very bold and aggressive, think Macklemore.
“It’s also important to access the silhouette and shape of the head along with the context of the cut. Answers to questions about the your guest’s style, their occupation and what they do for fun can be found during a comprehensive consultation. Once we understand the context of the cut, we can then create a look that is fashionable, easy to style and one that suits their personality and lifestyle,” adds Boyd.
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