First we separate a section in the frontal area from the natural parting to the edge of hair growth. We build the design gradually approaching the internal part of the shape. The elevation of each section is gradual and minimal. We cut the first section according to line technique. We elevate the next section. The additional sections are shown in blue color. The red arrows show the over-direction and the elevation. The last red arrow shows where the elevation stops. The green pecked line shows the expanded shape.
The green pecked line on the face shows the length range and the geometry of this design. The orienting points are the tip of the nose and the corner of the jaw. The orienting points are for round geometry. The red pecked arrows show the over-direction into the expanded shape. On the back view you can see how the additional sections connect in the center. The diagonal sections mirror the physiological cheekbone slope. The right and the left sides connect in the center. The short red arrows show the elevation. The long red arrow shows where the elevation stops. This type of graduation is external and very heavy.
Halo is a combination of a round graduation with a round line. It is a heavy graduation, the external type of graduation. The weight is concentrated in the external part of the shape. The first section is always built as a line. This design is symmetrical, that is why we build it with the central parting. The inclines for the round geometry follow the orienting points of the bone structure. If you construct the design with a very stoop incline, it will fold at the back of the head. That is why you must always follow the incline formed by the orienting points of the bone structure.
The sections for halo mirror the incline of the bone structure. The orienting points are the tip of the nose and the corner of the jaw. With this incline we will move to the back of the head.
We will make a step towards the back of the head with every cut. In this case, I will turn the mannequin, so that you can see that we move to the center of the back of the head. The section and the cutting angle will mirror each other. Remember about the orienting points. They are the corner of the jaw and the tip of the nose. The cutting angle mirrors the incline formed by these points. The first section is built without elevation. You must figure out the cutting angle so that it reaches the edge of hair growth at the back of the head. And not higher. Now we will start from the corner of the lips. We cut the section between two phalanges. We always stand in front of the cut. The comb, the section, the cutting angle and your body position are parallel to each other. The sections are cut in their natural place. You must not over-direct the sections.