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The back and sides of this short 'do are tapered into the head for shape and style, blending into the top layers that are worn flat to contour the head for a smooth and classic finish. This look is easy to re-create and will need regular trims every 4-6 weeks to maintain shape and style.
- Scissor Cut
- Face Shape
- Hair Density
- Hair Texture
- Under 21, 21 - 30, 31 - 40, 41 - 50, 51 - 60, and Over 60
- Forehead Height
- Neck Length
- 20 minutes
- Direct your hair into position while applying the finishing products.
- Gel, Wax, and Hair Spray
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1. Wax Hair Down at the Back
Apply some wax to your fingertips and then pull through the ends of your hair in a downward motion to achieve a sculptured look. Pinch clumps of hair in different directions for a messier result.
2. Style Sides Down Using Wax
Using a small amount of wax, work it through the mid-lengths and ends in a downward, pinching motion. For added texture, apply more pinching and more wax.
3. Flatten the Top Using Wax
Apply wax to the palms of your hands, and then starting at the top-back area, drag your hands forward, flattening your hair down as you go. For a wetter look use more wax.
4. Style Bangs to the Left Using Gel
Apply gel to your fingertips then gently rake through your bangs, sweeping the hair to the left as you go.
To finish, apply a minimal amount of hairspray from an arms length distance to the top, sides and back. Take care not to use too much or you will end up with a white, flaky residue which looks like dandruff.