Watch preview

How To Do Graduated Blow-Dried Shapes

With Stacey Broughton
Duration14 minutes
Skill levelBeginner
Download MHD share app on the App Store


Stacey Broughton's tutorial guides you through a graduated blow-dry. Graduation is the build up of weight within a shape and is generally shorter on the perimeter. Graduation enhances head shape and facilitates movement in the hair. With any graduated shape, it is important to ensure a correct drying procedure, from the perimeter up, to support the internal shape and to facilitate your finished check off.

This tutorial teaches the fundamentals for any graduated shape blow-dry and builds a strong productive technique for your career.

Members can also find below a guide that covers the whole process of doing graduated blow-dried shapes.

Technical skills

  • Blow Drying
  • Brush Use
  • Creating Movement
  • Flat Brush
  • Hand Positioning
  • Smoothing


Contributor: Stacey Broughton
Model: Head Block
Make-Up Artist: N/A
Photographer: Jamie Harrison

More in Blow Dry Tutorial Videos

Get your free MHD share app

Share photos of your work with the MHD community

Download MHD share app on the App Store