Pivot Point believes in celebrating true beauty with the expectation that everyone can express themselves authentically. Follow our Step-by-Step guide for their Curly Copper Blow.
Individual style and a sense of self are constantly evolving. With this in mind, Pivot Point is heloing people feel beautiful and confident on each step of their journey with their Salonability: Cut, Color & Style guide. It features eight looks representing people you might see in your salon and highlights ways you can enhance their hair’s texture, colour and style to reflect their uniqueness. Curly Copper Blow is just one of the 8 looks featured:
- Soft, disconnected layers with a curtain fringe.
- Bright copper tone at mid-strand and ends.
- Quick ponytail-technique makes design more outstanding.
- Styling variations include a soft blow dry look with a round brush and twisting rotations, and a softer effect with a curtain fringe created with a flat iron.
CURLY COPPER BLOW STEP-BY-STEP
1 The diagram indicates the final hair lengths around the contours of the head.
2 Begin at the back by taking a vertical section at the centre. Hold the hair out at 90 degrees from the occipital bone, as in the photo. Using the ‘etching’ technique with a razor, cut from the shortest to the longest lengths, creating progressive layers. Once cut, this section forms a fixed baseline.
3 While working with vertical parted sections, bring all the hair back, step by step, always converging the lengths towards the fixed baseline at the centre back. Repeat on the other side.
4 Take a new guideline at the centre. Hold hair at 90 degrees while working with the ‘peeling’ technique using a razor.
5 Working towards the forehead, carry on holding the sections at 90 degrees and with the fingers held parallel to the head. By doing this, the central section becomes uniform.
6 Continuing with vertical sections, all the hair converges towards the fixed baseline at the top of the head. Repeat on the other side.
7 Using the ‘peeling’ technique with a razor, while cutting the lengths through the perimeter. Use perpendicular downward movements.
8 To cut the fringe, take a triangular section. Pull the hair forward as in the photos keeping the position of the fingers vertical while applying the ‘etching’ technique with a razor.
9 To connect the shorter lengths of the fringe with the longer lengths on each side, use diagonal partings. Then pull the hair forward. Use the ‘peeling’ technique to create a fluid connection.
10 For the colour, divide the hair into zigzag sections as in the drawing. Create a small pigtail for each section. Lighten each section from the mid-length towards the ends, while leaving the darker natural colour at the base. The colour is applied to each pigtail, but each at a slightly different point to obtain a natural result.
11 Apply the bleaching product with your fingers to avoid overly defined lines, thus creating a natural result. Cover with aluminum foil or thermal foil. Check the result carefully during bleaching to get the desired level of colour. Then rinse and apply a copper-coloured toner.
12 Style with the round brush, creating twists Let each strand cool before unravelling This creates a very natural and soft look.
THE FINAL LOOK
CREATIVE DIRECTION / YOLLY TEN KOPPEL HAIR / JENS HAGENMÜLLER, SABRINA HAGENMÜLLER, JOAKIM ROOS, JASON RUSSELL, KARIN MEIJBOOM-HEIJKANS MAKE-UP ARTIST / LYDIA THAN FASHION STYLING / ANNET VEERBEEK FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY / RICHARD MONSIEURS PHOTOGRAPHY ASSISTANT / FAYE VAN HEST ART DIRECTION / AGNIESZKA HANSEN PRODUCTION / JOHN BERNIN, KRISTINE PALMER EDITORIAL / DEIDRE ANDERSON PROJECT MANAGEMENT / JENNY ALLEN