Low Graduation With Freehand On Type 4 Hair
With Mercy, Melissa Bourne and Andrew Gilbert
Duration22 minutes
Skill levelIntermediate
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Tim Hartley’s hair cutting video tutorial demonstrates low graduation with a freehand technique on type 4 African hair. Tim provides in-depth information on the importance of the internal structure, suitability and using the correct tension and demonstrates techniques such as graduation and advanced freehand techniques. 

The final result is an inspired, elongated structure placing emphasis on extreme expansion through the crown for an elegant and graphic profile to support the model’s bone structure and hair type.

Technical skills

  • Afro Type
  • Around the Ear Outline
  • Blunt Cutting
  • Clipper Cutting
  • Disconnection
  • Elevation
  • Freehand
  • Graduation
  • Over-Direction


Model: Mercy
Make-Up Artist: Melissa Bourne
Photographer: Andrew Gilbert

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