Many women have long hair by default, they just keep growing it and really don’t know what to do with it. That’s the best time to get a makeover because there is ample hair to work with. Ruth Roche, Artistic Ambassador for Pureology Serious Colour Care, shares a haircut she did on a young client with fine long hair and transformed her style into a loose medium layered cut with hidden tricks to promote volume and movement. See the video on http://ruthroche.com.
Here are some tips Roche uses when cutting long hair to medium creating volume and movement:
- Use long strokes with a razor will establish the length and keep the edges soft and light.
- Cut the hair longer in the front than on the sides and back so it sweeps over the shoulder and creates movement.
- Cutting hair shorter to long in the crown will help to create more lift in that area.
- For an alternative finish to relaxed layers, use a curling iron to create waves. Spray Pureology Strengthening Control Zero Dulling Hairspray to a section and using a large 1 3/4” curling iron, wrap only the root area. This looks funny while doing it, but the end result is really cool. At the top, bricklay sections away from the face and always wrap hair framing the face away from the face so it moves back and looks more natural. Finger through to blend – the end result looks like beachy and textured.
“When you want fringe to sweep to one side, brush hair to the opposite side that it falls on and wrap the section around a round brush rolling hair back towards the side you want it to fall to. Hit it with heat from a dryer, let it cool and when you drop the section it will fall to the desired side,” says Roche.