Source: Courtesy of 18.21 Man Made
As featured in SalonCentric’s 2022 Holiday Lookbook, learn how to get this look by 18.21 Man Made Co-Founder and Director of Education, Angel del Solar (@angel_delsolar).
Step 1: Section the hair into a horseshoe shape then use detachable clippers with a 3 ½ metal comb to cut the base.
Step 2: Take off from the scalp at the beginning of the curve of the head to a gradual fade and repeat on opposite side.
Step 3: Use the clippers over a comb to create a clean cut, then use texturizing scissors to blend the area on the graduation.
Step 4: Using a sharper detachable comb, design the perimeter of the back area by creating a clean line and shaving the rest of the area.
Step 5: Clean up the perimeter of the hair using a size zero metal comb.
Step 6: Using a 1 ½ metal comb, clean up the nape area of the hair.
Step 7: If possible, cut the sideburns into a point shape. No fade is needed in this area.
Step 8: To cut the crown of the hair, begin by sectioning the back, then using the free-form technique with a razor, cut diagonally back on the direction of the haircut that ends in a point on the center part.
Step 9: Use texturizing scissors to cut in the same direction that follows the haircut.
Step 10: If necessary and depending on the length of the hair, point cut the perimeter.
Step 11: For the bangs, use a razor with a free-form technique, cutting each strand at the desired length, making sure that the hair remains long enough to be pulled forwards or back.
Step 12: On the top of the head, cut a uniform shape with a point-cutting technique.
Step 13: Use a French cutting angle to soften the corner of the graduation on the top of the crown.
Step 14: Texturize this area to control the volume and direction of the hair.
Step 15: Using 18.21 Man Made Sweet Tobacco Wax, style the hair forward with a blow dryer.
Step 16: Touch up the hair on the interior part by using the point-cutting technique with deep cuts, then use a razor on the perimeter to add directional blending.
Step 17: Add water to activate 18.21 Man Made Sweet Tobacco Wax, then using a blow dryer and flat brush, mold the hair into the desired direction and elevate the front area to add volume.
Step 18: Finish by using 18.21 Man Made Sweet Tobacco Hair Spray to add texture to the look.
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