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Short Back and Sides

Salon Basic Haircuts

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Dale Ted Watkins' salon basic men's haircut is a traditional short, back and sides look reminiscent of the 1950’s Ivy League prep school fashion and crew cut. Dale first works through a clipper-over-comb technique in the sides and back areas demonstrating body position and comb angle, order of cut areas and placement of guidelines to achieve the square refined shape, with special emphasis on the connection of the top lengths and placement of corners as the key to the haircut.

Dale uses  elevation in the fringe with the comb and cuts in diagonal pieces throughout the area to break up the fringe and discover the hair's natural movement. This enables you to tailor the fringe area and refine the perimeter through the temple with a scissors-over-comb technique.

The final result is a classic take on the Ivy League movement - prep school cool with echoes of Hollywood hipsters and quintessential American male fashion.

Model Curtis // Hair Colour Level 5 // Hair Type Fine to Medium
Technical Skills Barbering | Blow Drying | Blunt Cutting | Body Position | Clipper Cutting | Clippers-Over-Comb | Club Cutting | Comb Techniques | Disconnection | Elevation | Finger Position | Graduation | Layering | Over-Direction | Pivoting | Point Cutting | Razoring | Scissors-Over-Comb | Shading | Tension
Contributor Dale Ted Watkins // Make-Up Artist Melissa Bourne // Photographer Jamie Harrison

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