Matrix 9 - Combinations

## Diagram

### Overview

The construction of this design starts from the top. The guide section is shown in black color in the center. The pivoting rotation of sections starts from the point of natural hair growth pattern. The first guide section is shown in black. The guide section is marked with a red dot. Then we move with additional blue-colored sections, turning them pivotally from the center to the frontal cavity first to the right side and then in the same way to the left side. The red arrow shows the over-direction. In this design the over-direction is back to the previous section relatively to the center. The green pecked line shows the expanded shape. It is round. The red pecked arrows show the over-direction into the expanded shape. The top view shows the sections used to build the sides. These are blue diagonal sections with the incline towards the back of the head. The red arrows show the over-direction back to the previous section relatively to the face.

Now you can see the black-colored section. Through this section we combine layers with graduation. It is also where the pivoting rotation of sections stops. We start the construction of the external part of the shape with blue additional sections. The incline is from the face to the back of the head. The sections are almost vertical, because it is a flat graduation. With such parallel sections we move from the temple to the center of the back of the head. The red arrow shows the over-direction relatively to the face because the shape is round and its dynamics is from the face to the back of the head. This is a combination of round layers and round graduation, so the design has downward dynamics. It moves down from the point of natural hair growth in the internal part of the shape. The red arrow shows the over-direction back to the previous section. The red pecked arrow shows the over-direction into the expanded shape. It also shows the elevation level in the internal and the external part of the shape. The green pecked line shows the expanded shape.

## Video Tutorial

### Overview

Our next design is round graduation with round layers. It is a combination of two techniques with the same geometry. We combine graduation with layers and they both have round geometry. This design works with short hair. The range of lengths is from two centimenters to this level. So from two to ten, maximum fifteen centimeters. Now I am going to show you the shortest design. You will see that even with short hair this design looks very feminine.

We separate the first main section at the center of the internal part of the shape. And we start the construction of this design with layers technique. The principle is the same as in round layers on short length. We will move with pivoting sections from the center to the frontal cavity where we will stop. First to one, then to the other side. Thus we will build round layers on the internal part of the shape.

From the guide length of the round layers we will build graduation with vertical sections, moving from the temple to the center.

We start with the central section. Now you can see the over-direction. The silhouette of the cutting angle is roundish, just like the physiological roundness of the head. You have to pay attention to the bone structure. If there are flaws, like strong protrusions and hollows, you shouldn’t copy them with the cutting angle. You should move past these flaws and make a correct cutting angle following the roundness of the head. The next section is directed to the previous one, that has already been cut. In other words we push each next section toward the previous one. The over-direction is slight, as we work with a round geometry. We build a circle on a round surface, so the over-direction must be minimal.