The TEXTURED CUT

Keep a little extra on top and you can afford to go a little messy without much hassle, and without looking like you just rolled off the beach. The shorter the back and sides are, the more dramatic the cut will be—just make sure there’s ample texture on top to create movement and an exciting silhouette. It’s similar to the conservative cut, but less restrained and lets the elements dictate your hair throughout the day—it’s meant to look natural, after all. It’ll work well with most face shapes and a little close stubble that’s not overly fussed.

The TEXTURED CUT

a step-by-step guide

1. Create a horseshoe parting by using The Classic Straight Comb to separate the side from the top area, and use the scissor-over-comb technique on the sides, maintaining the cadence (keeping everything in line).

2. Connect the nape area with the side length. Detail the outline perimeter using The Trimmer with the detailing blade stainless steel attachment.

3. Continue detailing the perimeter on the side as needed with The Classic Professional Clipper.

4. Take a middle parting at the highest point of the head and cut a guideline to the front by positioning your fingers horizontally.

5. Connect the horizontal center guide from the highest point of the head to the crown area.

6. Connect the center guide to the sides following your traveling guide line.

7. Confirm the desired length.

8. Determine the length and texture for the perimeter utilizing the point cutting technique. Connect the sides and the back with vertical sections using a traveling guideline.

9. Distribute the hair sideways and cut using slicing technique to create texture. Apply The Conditioner at the nape and sides.

10. Use a razor to clean up the neckline

11. Apply The Thickening Cream throughout the hair and utilize The Brush Dryer to style.

12. Finish the look with The Shaper.

ESQUIRE RULE 751

Hair growth a man must never maintain:
arm, leg, knuckle, armpit.

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