Watch preview

How To Do The Modern Firefly Haircut

With Stacey Broughton
Duration42 minutes
Skill levelIntermediate


Stacey Broughton’s classic haircut tutorial teaches a modern version of a pure graduated shape. Note the sectioning pattern, curving around the head and moving from a diagonal horizontal plane to the diagonal vertical plane in the back area. An important key to the technique of over-direction is maintaining body position and tension to work together so the pure angle of graduation is achieved.

Stacey incorporates several other techniques to create this hairstyle including blow drying, blunt, club, point and freehand cutting, disconnection, graduation and triangular graduation.

If you are a member of MHD, you can also download and print a step by step guide to Stacey Broughton’s modern firefly haircut.

Watch Tracy Hayes’ accompanying hair colouring video, Reflecting Colour.

Technical skills

  • Blow drying
  • Blunt cutting
  • Club cutting
  • Disconnection
  • Freehand
  • Graduation
  • Over-direction
  • Point cutting
  • Triangular graduation


Contributor: Stacey Broughton
Model: Joanna
Make-Up Artist: Clayre Sodeau
Photographer: Jamie Harrison

More in Classic Total Look Videos