Tony Mayer gives the Bangstyle community an exclusive men's hairstyling tutorial!
Tony Mayer is an artist, a hair stylist, and an educator. We teamed up with Tony for an exclusive men’s styling tutorial in which he shows in detail how to get one of the hottest hair cuts of the season. Not only does he show us technical step by step pictures of the process, he instructs us about the incorrect ways that we might be holding our tools, so that we can see the difference.
He created the most Swoon worthy men’s style on model Sam Houghton which is on our trend radar for men’s styling this season. We see more texture in this cut than last years disconnected coif, which is because natural texture is making a comeback. The rockabilly style is still relevant, but we are seeing less scalp by keeping the back and sides stay a little longer.
Whether you’re here to learn or swoon over Sam Houghton, you’ll definitely enjoy this…
We wish for this haircut, to obtain a a natural and stylish result, whilst retaining a certain elegance
We do not shave the sides as the male tendency is for longer hair
After observing the natural hairline and shape of the head, based on the parietal bones which are highly curved, I trace a curved separation passing above the bones and 3/4 of the dorsal zone to neutralize the force of the shape of the head at that point and to allow my contrast length not to produce a mass.
We dry the hair to cut it dry because here we have very thick hair with color differences, it is better in this case to proceed in this way because we do not want to be too short, the position of the comb to the comb -scissors is essential, the edge should be placed upward as opposed to it usually being flattened against the skin, in this case it is the teeth of the comb that touch the skin, it's important to control the intensity of the graduation and to avoid “white”?. We work our comb scissors zone by zone for a regular graduation. We use the same technique for both sides, regularity, holding the comb and working area by area.
The picture below shows the wrong position to hold the comb and scissors.
This is the correct position of the edge of the comb in order to avoid white.
We work the edges, taking care to cut with the tip of the scissors.
Before releasing the separation above the head with the little clipper we refine our level parietal comb scissors by placing the clipper in the opposite direction (downwards).
We release the separation of the above then according to the strength of the hair we determine a cutting line with a maximum contrast length of 2 cm compared to comb scissors made earlier.
We are moving from the center of the back area to the back of the ear on both sides, taking care to keep the diagonal sections forward and then we bring backward by projections the hair located in front of the ear in order to keep the length in front. Both sides are done with the same technique in accordance with the cutting angle.
Top of the head
On the top of the head to create texture, movement and fluidity we work with small squares of 1cm in diameter by tapering the hair after the curve in the opposite direction of implantation.
This picture shows the result after drying without products, we can see the movement and contrast in length and the ability to style in many ways the final shape.
For styling we use a pliable polish to obtain gloss with hold, but retaining a certain freedom of movement
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