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Men Design

The course implies the knowledge of the MATRIX-9 system and practical experience. Without a thorough study of the fundamental diagrams and practical training, the MEN’S FUNDAMENTAL DESIGNS course will not give any significant result.

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Men's Fundamental

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Course Terminology

Introduction

Technical skill implies construction of designs using hair based solely on logic.
Every action, step and word has its own reason and explanation. Understanding of basic terms is your first step on the way to professional study of our skill.

Terminology

1. Design / Shape (haircut)
Technical skill is based on the geometrical method of working with hair, which is our construction material. This method relies on fundamental architectural knowledge of three geometries and correct proportions. That is why the word design is more accurate.
The word haircut implies visual and intuitive approach when hair is cut longer or shorter with no regard to correct proportions and fundamental laws of design.

2. Elevation
The term elevation means lifting. In our skill, this instrument forms the technique and determines the point of maximum expansion of the shape by means of lifting the section up.

3. Over-direction

Over-direction is a deliberate action that directs the section into certain geometry of the shape.

4. Vertical section (section from ear to ear through the highest point of the skull)
When using the geometrical method of hair design one must keep in mind that hair is a flexible material that obeys gravity. Artificial over-direction of hair forward or backward from the natural break-up, as it is the case with the section that goes through the highest point of the skull, is not functional and it disturbs the geometry of the shape.
Vertical section divides hair naturally into hair falling to the sides and hair falling to the back of the head. Besides, combination of geometries takes place along this vertical section.

5. Occipital bone (medical term)
It is the most protruding area of the back of the head. It is the orienting point for the construction of functional designs with correct proportions. The horizontal section that divides the head into internal and external parts is situated in the area of the occipital bone.

6. External part of the shape (lower occipital area)
External part of the shape is the part of the bone structure situated lower of the occipital bone. The term external graduation comes from this term.

7. Internal part of the shape (parietal area)
Internal part of the shape is the part of the bone structure situated higher of the occipital bone.
When studying the foundation of technical skill we cover the skull in general, with the help of particular sections. That is why we do not divide it into such areas as parietal area, lower occipital area or central occipital area.

8. Weight line
It is the area of the maximum expansion of the weight.

9. Bilateral symmetry
It is the symmetry of mirror reflection. In technical skill balance and proportions of the shape are built according to bilateral symmetry.

10. Horizontal section
This section goes through the occipital bone area. It divides the shape into external and internal parts. We combine techniques through the horizontal section.

11. Tension
It is the tension applied to the section. The purity of the silhouette depends on the intensity and evenness of the tension.

12. Silhouette
It is the contour of the shape from any perspective.

13. Proportions
Relation of similar sections and shapes that forms an architectural structure and gives it integrity and harmony. Architectural proportions are defined by artistic concept and technical requirements.

Course Guide

ONLINE COURSE

MEN’S FUNDAMENTAL DESIGNS

The course implies the knowledge of the MATRIX-9 system and practical experience.
Without a thorough study of the fundamental diagrams and practical training, the MEN’S FUNDAMENTAL DESIGNS course will not give any significant result.
Work with short lengths requires maximum virtuosity and practical skill.
To build planar surfaces at such a close distance from the bone structure, without violating the proportions, one needs to master such elements of

Design construction as:

• Over-direction
• Elevation
• Tension;
• Knowledge of diagrams
• Body position
• Even distribution of weight and color around the shape

HOW TO DO THE COURSE CORRECTLY:

1. Study or remember all the lectures attached to the course.
2. Study PDF diagrams attached to the course.
2.1. Draw each diagram, copying the original and making sure that there is no distortion.
2.2. Make sure that there is parallel alignment of sections and accuracy of perpendiculars to the sections.

REMEMBER THAT THE QUALITY OF DESIGNS THAT YOU BUILD DEPENDS ON YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF DIAGRAMS.

3. Watch the video while studying the diagram for this video; see how the diagram is applied to the bone structure.
4. Try to transfer the diagram on the dummy, keeping the parallel alignment of sections.
5. Build the shape on the dummy, repeating all the actions in the video lesson, as if after your personal trainer. Pause the video and copy the actions step by step.

When you are sure of the quality of your designs, try to build them on models.

Model Additional

Observation, no sound

02
Course Terminology

Introduction

Technical skill implies construction of designs using hair based solely on logic.
Every action, step and word has its own reason and explanation. Understanding of basic terms is your first step on the way to professional study of our skill.

Terminology

1. Design / Shape (haircut)
Technical skill is based on the geometrical method of working with hair, which is our construction material. This method relies on fundamental architectural knowledge of three geometries and correct proportions. That is why the word design is more accurate.
The word haircut implies visual and intuitive approach when hair is cut longer or shorter with no regard to correct proportions and fundamental laws of design.

2. Elevation
The term elevation means lifting. In our skill, this instrument forms the technique and determines the point of maximum expansion of the shape by means of lifting the section up.

3. Over-direction

Over-direction is a deliberate action that directs the section into certain geometry of the shape.

4. Vertical section (section from ear to ear through the highest point of the skull)
When using the geometrical method of hair design one must keep in mind that hair is a flexible material that obeys gravity. Artificial over-direction of hair forward or backward from the natural break-up, as it is the case with the section that goes through the highest point of the skull, is not functional and it disturbs the geometry of the shape.
Vertical section divides hair naturally into hair falling to the sides and hair falling to the back of the head. Besides, combination of geometries takes place along this vertical section.

5. Occipital bone (medical term)
It is the most protruding area of the back of the head. It is the orienting point for the construction of functional designs with correct proportions. The horizontal section that divides the head into internal and external parts is situated in the area of the occipital bone.

6. External part of the shape (lower occipital area)
External part of the shape is the part of the bone structure situated lower of the occipital bone. The term external graduation comes from this term.

7. Internal part of the shape (parietal area)
Internal part of the shape is the part of the bone structure situated higher of the occipital bone.
When studying the foundation of technical skill we cover the skull in general, with the help of particular sections. That is why we do not divide it into such areas as parietal area, lower occipital area or central occipital area.

8. Weight line
It is the area of the maximum expansion of the weight.

9. Bilateral symmetry
It is the symmetry of mirror reflection. In technical skill balance and proportions of the shape are built according to bilateral symmetry.

10. Horizontal section
This section goes through the occipital bone area. It divides the shape into external and internal parts. We combine techniques through the horizontal section.

11. Tension
It is the tension applied to the section. The purity of the silhouette depends on the intensity and evenness of the tension.

12. Silhouette
It is the contour of the shape from any perspective.

13. Proportions
Relation of similar sections and shapes that forms an architectural structure and gives it integrity and harmony. Architectural proportions are defined by artistic concept and technical requirements.

Course Guide

COURSES WITH MODELS

VIDEO LESSONS IN THIS COURSE DO NOT HAVE AN AUDIO TRACK.

The course implies the knowledge of the MATRIX-9 system and practical experience.

Without a thorough study of the fundamental diagrams and practical training, the course will not give any significant result.

The course gives you an opportunity to watch the work of professionals just like you would watch it when being an apprentice in a salon.

BEFORE WATCHING THE VISUAL COURSE DO THE MATRIX 9 COURSE.

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