Ruth Roche debuts Modern Geometric


This fall, Ruth Roche, artistic ambassador for Pureology, debuted three cuts inspired by shape-on-shape, mixed mediums and the ’60s. Here, Roche explains one of the three looks: Modern Geometric.

“This Modern Geometric cut incorporates the ‘menswear for women’ and ’60s vibes of the season,” Roche says. “It’s a short cut with more texture than the original ’60s look, the undercutting echoes the ‘shape on shape’ trend, and the vibrant red color really makes it pop.”


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Here, Roche shares how to recreate the look.


Using a horseshoe section on natural level 10, apply Redken Shades EQ 06CC at the base and work 08 CC out to  the ends. 

“What you get on the top is a deep underneath base and a pop of the lighter 06CC coming through,” says Roche.


1. Create a horseshoe section on the top and clip out of the way. Underneath, pull vertical sections straight out from the head and use a razor for the back.

2. For the top, cut on dry hair. Point-cut with shears to keep hair long enough to lie over the previously razor-cut sections. Use shears here to create a textured edge with thickness. Tip: When point-cutting dry hair, hold fingers 1-inch above the guideline so the points of the shears extend past the guideline, creating a softer texture.

3. To break the heaviness in the front and to keep the style flat to the head, use the Curtain technique: Pinch small sections of hair between the thumb and index finger and with the shear about 1-inch from the perimeter, and work out to the perimeter to bevel a little weight off and break up the edge.

The end result: A short cut with lean sides and a longer top that’s curved and geometric. The heaviness gives the style a retro vibe, yet the texture makes it sleek, chic and on-trend.

About Ruth Roche: Ruth Roche is the artistic ambassador for Pureology Serious Colour Care. She is the winner of multiple North American Hairstyling Awards and has contributed to Milady’s Standard Textbook of Cosmetology. Stylists from around the world learn, grow and fuel their creative fire with her. She is an established celebrity stylist and maintains a loyal clientele at RARE Salon in New York City, where she is both founder and creative director.