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Cutting the Perfect Face Frame Using a Twist Cutting Technique

How many times have you tried to frame a face by cutting a diagonal line on one side of the head and then repeating that angle on the opposite side of the head? It’s challenging to say the least! Over the years, Sam Villa has worked on mastering simplicity and this face framing technique is as simple as it gets! Watch the video and discover how to cut the perfect face frame using a twist cutting technique that will result in the hair being short in the center and longer at the ends. This technique will enable you to spend...
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Holographic Hair

The holographic trend has been sweeping over instagram for the past weeks, but what is it? Holographic hair is a mix of a silvery base with sheer, opalescent colors layered on top. The result is something out of this world. The style it's endlessly customizable, but most people go towards the violet, lavender, and blue shades. You can make it as subtle or outstanding as you want it. Either way, pastel colors tend to fade really quickly, so you'll have to take really good care of your hair with color-saving products.
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Balayage

Balayage has been around for a while, but this timeless technique is creeping its way back into being one of the most popular hair colour requests in salons today. WHAT IS BALAYAGE? Balayage is a French word meaning to sweep or to paint. It allows for a sun-kissed natural looking hair color with softer, less noticeable regrowth lines. The principal idea being less is more when creating soft, natural looks. HOW IS BALAYAGE APPLIED? Balayage is applied on the surface and not saturated through the section until the very tips, otherwise you would have a streak of colour that isn’t...
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Crew Cut

A crew cut is a type of haircut in which the upright hair on the top of the head is cut relatively short, graduated in length from the longest hair that forms a short pomp (pompadour) at the front hairline to the shortest at the back of the crown so that in side profile, the outline of the top hair approaches the horizontal. Relative to the front view, and to varying degrees, the outline of the top hair can be arched or flattened at the short pomp front and rounded or flattened over the rest of the top to complement the front hairline, head shape, face shape...
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COLOR MELTING

This technique softens sharp edges and erases that dreaded line of demarcation that can happen when you dip-dye your hair and use different colors. "Melting is a technique that blends the highlights with the base color of the hair so you don't have any harsh lines" George Papanikolas to BuzzFeed. Color Melt Characteristics: * Made up of 3 or more colors * Can be achieved using dark to light or light to dark * Colors used must be in similar or the same color families to achieve maximum blending * Colors are overlapped so they create seamless flow * You...
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Layered Hair Cut

Layered hair is a hairstyle that gives the illusion of length and volume using long hair for the illusion of length and short hair for volume, as an easy style to manage. Hair is arranged into layers, with the top layers (those that grow nearer the crown) cut shorter than the layers beneath. This allows the tips of the top layers to blend apparently seamlessly with layers beneath. Popular modern hairstyles involve creating unique styles between the different layers. There can be distinct layering with obvious layers, or blended layering with soft layers. Hair color can also amplify the layering...
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Ombre

'Ombre' comes from the french word meaning shaded or shading. Ombre hair color is generally darker at the roots through the mid-shaft and then gradually gets lighter from the mid-shaft to the ends. It is usually achieved using a balayage technique and is ideal for clients looking for a low-maintenance style. Ombre hair color is usually a two-step process with the base color being done first and then the highlights added to clean, dry hair.
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Highlights

"Highlights" is a general term that refers to strands of hair that are lighter than the base color they're being laid upon. A highlight only refers to a color that's not as dark as the base strands. The size of the highlights, the level of lightness, the tone, and the placement are all left up to you. Highlights aren't a one-size-fits-all, and neither is the way they are administered. The type of highlight depends on a number of things: * The look you want * The kind of hair you have * How blonde you wish to go.
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Pixie Cut

A pixie cut is a woman's short hairstyle in which the hair is cropped in layers, typically so as to create a slightly tousled effect.
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