Hairbrained Step-by-Step: The Shake

Warm-weather season is well under way and as the barometer rises, loose, carefree styles are among the most requested. Shaggy, yet ultra classic, ‘The Shake’ fits the bill perfectly. Well suited to a variety of lengths and textures, this round-shaped style gives a nod to the seventies without looking dated.

Julian Perlingiero, Master Educator and Hairbrained Live Host, shares the fundamentals of this light, ultra-movable cut.

Step 1: Begin by dividing the hair at the natural parting on top.

Step 2: Next, implement a diagonal section that’s parallel to the front hairline.

Step 3: Working from the cheekbone down to the collarbone, cut a flattering, face framing angle.

Step 4:  Continue working in parallel sections back to the ear, and as you move through the sections, elevate each one a little bit higher.     

Step 5: Once you’ve reached the area behind the ear, move section by section towards the center of the head, cutting a curved line from the hairline to the crown of the head.

Step 6: Once you’ve reached the centerline (of the back of the head), repeat the same process on the second side.

Watch the complete series, Classic Cutting Foundations with Julian Perlingiero, at:  

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