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How to Cut a Firefly Abstraction Haircut for Short Hair Tutorial

With Tim Hartley
Duration27 minutes
Skill levelIntermediate
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Tim Hartley's haircut is a shorter interpretation of the previous firefly abstraction haircut.

The result is a refreshed take on a short classic with a defining bowed fringe, pioneering and gamine with an indication of little girl naivety and a hint of counter culture.

Watch the accompanying hair colouring video tutorial here.

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

Technical skills

  • Blow Drying
  • Blunt Cutting
  • Clipper Cutting
  • Elevation
  • Graduation
  • Round Graduation
  • Scissors-Over-Comb
  • Short Graduation
  • Smoothing
  • Tension


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

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