Directions on a wedge haircut on women

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Directions on a wedge haircut on women
The wedge cut has many variations, mainly in the length of the front hair pieces. (slylish haircut image by rgbspace from Fotolia.com)

The wedge haircut was first popularised in the 1970s by figure skater Dorothy Hamill. She won fame with a bowl cut, but gradually grew out the front so that the shape changed into a wedge style. Many American celebrities, including pop star Rihanna, have worn the hairstyle since Hamill. The style is also sometimes called an inverted bob cut.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Blow dryer
  • Round brush
  • Medium-sized cutting sheers
  • Small cutting sheers

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Dry and straighten hair: Never cut hair, particularly curly or kinky hair, while it is wet because the proportions will be off when it dries. Use a round brush and a blow dryer to dry and straighten hair before attempting the cut.

  2. 2

    Style the hair into a wedge shape: The wedge haircut features longer pieces in the front, framing the chin and cheekbones, before gradually getting shorter towards the nape of the neck. Comb hair down so that it frames the face before beginning the cut. Hair that frames the forehead should be swept to the side.

  3. 3

    Cut front pieces: Start at the front, snipping the fringe and chin-framing pieces until they are chin length. The cut is often given a piecy look, so every piece may not be the exact same length. Variations of the style feature a very long front that is shoulder length or a shorter front that is level with the cheekbones. Adjust the front cut to accommodate these variations, if necessary.

  4. 4

    Cut front pieces: Start at the front, snipping the fringe and chin-framing pieces until they are chin length. The cut is often given a piecy look, so every piece may not be the exact same length. Variations of the style feature a very long front that is shoulder length or a shorter front that is level with the cheekbones. Adjust the front cut to accommodate these variations, if necessary.

  5. 5

    Re-style the hair: Stylists should dampen the hair and redry with a blow dryer and a round brush. Focus attention on the crown, which should have a bit of height. Front pieces should be straight and sleek while the nape should lay down smoothly.

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