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Principles of Hair Design
Elements of Hair Design u Lines – Horizontal u Create width in hair design u Work in the same direction u Remain the same distance apart – Parallel lines – Vertical u Create length and height in a hair design u Make a hairstyle appear longer and narrower
– Diagonal Lines u Positioned between horizontal and vertical lines u Used to emphasize or minimize facial features u Used to create interest
u Curved lines u Move in a circular or semi-circular direction u Soften a design u Can be large or small, a full circle, or just part of a circle u May move in clockwise or counter-clockwise direction u Can be placed horizontally, vertically or diagonal u Lines repeating in opposite directions make a wave
u May Designing with lines choose one line or multiple, depending on your choice! – Single Line u One length hairstyle – Parallel lines u Make more interest in a design u Can be straight or curved – Fingerwaves are example of curved parallel lines
Designing cont’d – Contrasting lines u Horizontal and vertical lines that meet at 90 degree angle – Transitional lines u Usually Curved lines u Used to blend and soften – Horizontal and Vertical lines – Directional lines u Have definite forward and backward movement
Form u Mass or general outline of a style u Three dimensional: – length, width, depth u Simple forms are best to use – Most times u Should of: be in proportion to the shape – the head, face and neck – length and width of the neck – Length and width of the shoulder line.
Space • Area surrounding the form or area hairstyle occupies • The space may contain: • curves, waves, straight hair, curls, or any combination
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? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? • Describe area surrounding the form or area hairstyle occupies • This line creates width in a style; maintains a constant distance apart; can be curved or straight • These lines are positioned between hor. And vert. lines. Used to emphasize or minimize a facial feature; creates interest in hair design • Which line softens a design; large or small?
Texture • Texture in a design is important! Why? • Design Texture refers to a client’s natural wave pattern – Straight Hair • reflects the most light compared to wavy/curly • Reflects the most when cut to a single length – Wavy hair can be combed to create horizontal lines – Curly/Extremely Curly hair • Reflects the least light • Can be coarse to the touch
Images of Natural Texture
Creating Texture with Tools • Temporary – Heat or wet styling • • • How can we change curly hair to straight? Straight to Wavy? Straight to curly? How could you create interesting wave patterns in hair?
Tips for Designing with Texture • Combinations of wave patterns become very “busy” – Fine for desired multi-textured look – Not so good for more conservative professionals • Smooth (straight) wave patterns are flattering on a round face • Curly wave patterns take attention away from the face and can: – Soften square or rectangular features