Styling Hair using Tapering to Create the Bobbed Hairstyle
Always thin the hair before starting to taper; however, when you have finished tapering the hair, you may find that the portions behind the ears are heavier and must be thinned again. When you have finished the back, start on the sides. If the customer wears a part, thin out on the heavy side first. The first, or top layer of hair, regardless of whether it is worn pompadour or parted, is never thinned.
Having finished the heavy side of the hair, start from the bottom and shorten the hair by tapering. Here you must keep in mind just how the hair is to be coiffed. If the hair is to be worn back, hold it back when tapering. When cutting for a swirl, hold the hair in the direction it is to be combed later. It is always advisable to taper the hair the way it is to be dressed.
A great deal of practice is necessary to become an expert in thinning, tapering and cutting. Practice tapering on an old hair piece first, until you accustom yourself to the handling of the scissors, hair and comb. You may also do some charity work in an orphan asylum. This is an excellent way to acquire experience and at the same time do a good deed. If you will get in touch with the directors of such institutions and explain to them what you have in mind, you will, I am sure, secure their hearty cooperation and sincere gratitude. Not only will you be rendering the unfortunates a real service, but you will receive valuable ex-perience in working on every type of head and with every texture of hair.
• Fig. 25
Before cutting. As this hair is rather heavy, it needs to be thinned all over the head. If the hair is worn parted on the side, thin it less on the small side.
• Fig. 26
The hair is parted off from ear to ear. The top is twisted into a knob and side parts are held in place with side combs. The thinning starts in the back. (See section on Thinning and Tapering.)
• Fig. 27
Thinning of layer D. From this layer on downwards, you will find that the hair grows somewhat heavier and therefore needs more thinning than the upper layers. You proceed in the same manner with thinning all the way down to the neck.
If the hair in this particular area should be too short to allow a free sliding movement of the scissors, you may use the thinning scissors by holding the hair as usual and cutting straight or slightly slanting in the portion of hair being held. Or you may use the comb, using the shingling movement. Lay your thinning scissors flat on the comb and cut as you move the comb. Repeat in the same manner until you have reached the desired or necessary thinness of the hair. After finishing the thinning, you part the hair as shown in the following illustration.
How to Create 1920's Hairstyles1920's Hair Styling and Design
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- Razor Comb
- Thinning Scissors
Thinning and Tapering
Cutting and Thinning the Hair for Permanent Waving
Scissors Hair Cutting
Razor Hair Cutting
Hair Form and Structure
Layer Hair Cutting
Alteration Hair Cutting
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