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What is ‘Lived-in Hair?’
Lived-in hair is the hair equivalent of your favorite broken-in pair of jeans. Customized just for you, suited to your lifestyle and hair type. We have all mastered the beachy waves our clients want by using hot tools – but how do you create the perfect/imperfect cut which is the foundation of the look?
Stylist to the stars, Anh Co Tran (@anhcotran), believes in dry cutting. When cutting dry, you can see and feel texture and natural movement. You can see exactly where the weight is as well as any cowlicks. This allows for complete personalization and customization of a haircut.
Tran believes that the blow dry is a critical part of dry cutting, There must be some lift at the roots and the hair should not be flat to the head. This lift will allow the hair to fall in a more natural position so the stylist can identify growth patterns, cowlicks and other areas that need to be addressed with the haircut.
Photo by Ashley Nicole (@ashley_magnolia)
Layers are the starting point of this lived in look, the longer the layers are – the better. Cutting layers before the line will reduce bulk, give you more control over the shape and prevent the layers from being too short. Wedge or pie shaped sections are used and as the length drops out of the section, layering begins and follows up to the round of the head. Initial length is taken off and deep point cutting about 2″ into the hair will add movement and texture. Once the layering is complete, you can cut in the line.
Photo by Donovan Mills (@donovanmillshair)