The executive haircut is a cut for anyone who wants to wear a longer length and enjoys a swept back style. It is a perfect transition for someone looking to take some, but not all, length off. It allows you to keep a longer style with control, poise and grace. We love this look for hair types with a consistent wave pattern of moderate length and moderate to high density. Follow the steps below to get the look and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments below!
BEFORE: PRODUCTS USED:
STEP 1: HORSESHOE PART
Start by separating the top from the bottom with a standard horseshoe parting, resting at the center of the recession.
STEP 2A: ESTABLISH THE BASIC HEADSHAPE
Start with vertical sections and square layering to create the longer basic length for support. Be sure to leave behind considerable length, so that the hair can easily be combed and brushed.
At the back, where the headshape expands, the length at the top of the section will rest above the occipital closer to the horseshoe parting. The length at the bottom of the section will fall well below the hairline.
STEP 3A: TRANSITION
Prepare for The Transition, by creating a t-parting at the center of the top of the head. Do not round with the head toward the side.
STEP 3B: VERTICAL CONNECTED
Beginning behind the ear, facet low to the bottom of the transition zone, leaving length at the top. Use the previously established length, found under the horseshoe parting, as the starting length for the transition. Cut flat and do not round with the head.
Return to the section behind the ear. Follow the guide and vertical sectioning pattern around the crown. Maintain a low facet by keeping the fingers low to the transition zone. Walk around the head section by section until the area behind the ear on the other side is reached.
STEP 4: THE TOP
Using side-to-side sections across the top of the head, connect long by cutting off the corner only at the center top of the head.Overdirect to the previous for a slight increase in length toward the front of the head.
STEP 5A: DETAIL
Detail the sideburn to a long, yet classic length, with subtle fullness. The length rests near the bottom of the ear. Use shear-over-comb to reduce the width. Suspend the comb cut to a length where the coverage is just beyond scalp exposure.
STEP 5B: HAIRLINE: SHEAR-OVER-COMB
Use shear-over-comb to give final detail to the hairline. Work in panels or isolated areas around the entire hairline to stay in control. Anchor your comb lightly where the final length is desired. Then, pivot to suspend and remain suspended off of the head.
STEP 1: PREPARE
To build control and shine; work a low dosage of American Crew Light Hold Gel thoroughly through hair with low water saturation. Use the pressure from your hands against the hair to force the gel into the hair strands and down into the root.
STEP 2: ESTABLISH THE DESIGN
Use a dryer and concentrator to direct the hair with your hands toward the final shape. Use your fingers as a comb to force movement and the inside of your hand to flatten the shape.
STEP 3: ASSESS AND FINISH
Using moderate tension, brush into final shape off of the face with a paddle brush. Finish with an overall mist of American Crew Grooming Spray to set the style.
THE FINISHED LOOK:
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