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The Shake Haircut

With Graham Oglesby
Duration22 minutes
Skill levelIntermediate


Graham Oglesby's haircut begins with a section in the front side area from the temple to the top of the ear to provide a guide for the internal shape and perimeter outline. The hair is pulled forwards and cut from shorter to longer, with the shortest point directed towards the lip line. The fringe initial angle is slightly square and increases towards the back of the nape.

Increased elevation is key to this technique providing a curved element to the entire interior allowing extremes of length to be connected. The result is a high status fashion classic - chic , sultry and confident in nature this versatile layered look is low maintenance and timeless.

Technical skills

  • Blunt cutting
  • Body position
  • Creating curl
  • Creating movement
  • Diffuser finish
  • Elevation
  • Layering
  • Long graduation
  • Over-direction
  • Tension


Contributor: Graham Oglesby
Model: Freyah
Make-Up Artist: Louisa Inchenko
Photographer: Jamie Harrison

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