Hairbrained Step-by-Step: The Shake

Hairbrained Step-by-Step: The Shake



Warm-weather season is well under way – and as the barometer rises – loose, carefree styles are among the most requested. Shaggy – yet ultra-classic – ‘The Shake’ fits the bill, perfectly. Well suited to a variety of lengths and textures, this round-shaped style gives a nod to the seventies, without looking dated.

Julian Perlingiero, Master Educator and Hb Live Host, shares the fundamentals of this light, ultra-movable cut.

Step 1: Begin by dividing the hair at the natural parting on top.

Step 2: Next, implement a diagonal section that’s parallel to the front hairline.

Step 3: Working from the cheekbone down to the collarbone, cut a flattering, face framing angle.

Step 4:  Continue working in parallel sections back to the ear, and as you move through the sections, elevate each one a little bit higher.     

Step 5: Once you’ve reached the area behind the ear, move section by section towards the center of the head, cutting a curved line from the hairline to the crown of the head.

Step 6: Once you’ve reached the centerline (of the back of the head), repeat the same process on the second side.

Watch the complete series, Classic Cutting Foundations with Julian Perlingiero, at:  


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