Flat Graduation
With Tim Hartley, Dave, Melissa Bourne and Andrew Gilbert
Duration34 minutes
Skill levelIntermediate
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Tim Hartley’s barbering tutorial is a flat graduated shape with a tight hairline and strong fringe. Tim provides essential pointers on the positioning of a graduated guide, over-direction, blending, tapering and working suitably with growth patterns.

The final result is a new spin on the traditional, a homage to the pure, classic and strong work of the Japanese designers such as Yoghi, made notorious on the runways of Paris in the 80’s. The haircut is refreshed by less aggressive graduation, softer over comb techniques and considered suitability for a looser versatile rendition of a classic, cult barbering look.

Technical skills

  • Clipper Cutting
  • Club Cutting
  • Disconnection
  • Freehand
  • Fringe
  • Pivoting
  • Scissors-Over-Comb
  • Square Graduation
  • Square Layering
  • Tapered neckline


Contributor: Tim Hartley
Model: Dave
Make-Up Artist: Melissa Bourne
Photographer: Andrew Gilbert

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