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Firefly Abstraction Video Tutorial

With Tim Hartley
Duration30 minutes
Skill levelIntermediate


Tim Hartley's tutorial is a contemporary shape referencing the Firefly. The haircut begins with a low side parting on the left-hand side.

Tim finishes with the connection from the top of the ear through to the disconnected underneath sections, resulting in an absolutely beautiful fall of hair through from the low side parting, gradually fading through into a white accent. The purple and the definition of the line just above the silver is simple but rich in heritage.

Watch the accompanying hair colouring video tutorial here.

Members can also find below a detailed step by step guide to cutting the Firefly Abstraction.

Technical skills

  • Blunt cutting
  • Clippers-over-comb
  • Disconnection
  • Graduation
  • Over-direction
  • Round graduation
  • Scissors-over-comb


Contributor: Tim Hartley
Model: India
Make-Up Artist: Paul Seaman
Photographer: Barry Lategan

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