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Figure Of Eight Tong & French Pleat Video Tutorial

With James Rowe
Duration34 minutes
Skill levelAdvanced


James Rowe presents a double feature hairdressing tutorial as he creates two stunning catwalk looks, with techniques that can be adapted for a variety of uses and events.

The first is a figure of eight tong technique providing classic hair styling with beautiful curls over the shoulder. His second hair up tutorial is a modern fashionable and elegant twist to the ever popular French pleat, finished with cascading curls.

Throughout the hairdressing training videos, James Rowe demonstrates a borad range of techniques to realise the finished looks, including adding hair, back brushing, binding, blow drying and diffuser finish, brick wind set, brush use with round and flat brushes, pinning, pleats, product use, sectioning, smoothing, stitching, straightening, tonging and winding root to point.

Members can also download our step by step guide to both dressing hair tutorials. Join now for full access to this and 400 more hairdressing training videos.

Technical skills

  • Back-brushing
  • Blow drying
  • Brick wind set
  • Diffuser finish
  • Hair Up
  • On base
  • Pleats
  • Smoothing
  • Straightening
  • Tonging


Contributor: James Rowe
Model: Ginger
Make-Up Artist: Holly Bellm
Photographer: Jamie Harrison

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