Styles > Nu-HAWK CUT
Younger clients will love this funky, Mohawk-inspired style. The hair is cut along
diagonal lines at the sides, before a top panel is cut into a “hawk” shape.
The sections between the sides and the “hawk” are blended, then the hair is styled
with the MIZANI® Freehand Finishing Technique. This style can be exposed to water.
If it is, just re-apply a dime- to quarter-sized amount of TRUE TEXTURES™ Perfect Curl
to refresh and hold curls. (The model’s hair was pre-texturized with Butter Blend™
to control volume and frizz.) This model is a Curl Type VI (Coiled) on the MIZANI® Natural Curl Key™
Her hair coils close to the scalp, creating a loose, curly Afro.
She wants more flexibility and manageability, and less frizz.
Here, the model has been pre-texturized from a Curl Type VI to a Type V,
using the MIZANI® Butter Blend™ Texturizing Technique.
Blow out the hair until it is completely dry but not bone straight. Then, take a 1-inch-wide,
diagonal part, which starts at the front temple area and moves back to the center nape.
Establish the length in the back, then move forward, as you cut the section to the traveling guide.
Cut at a 45-degree angle, then clean up the line with freehand cutting. This section establishes
the shorter length of the side sections.
Move up the head and bring down the next diagonal parting. Elevate the section with the
established guide and cut it with the guide. Here, about 2 inches of length are removed.
Bring down a third parting and repeat the procedure.
Now move to the opposite side and repeat, cutting 3 panels to the guide.
The left and right sides cross in back to form a V-shape.
Next, move to the top and part off a 2-inch wide panel that will act as the longer
“hawk” in the Mohawk-inspired cut.
The panel should fall to a V-shape in back. Clip the pieces that fall away between
the top panel and the previously cut sides. They will be blended later.
Beginning in the back of the panel for the “hawk,” part off a horizontal section,
and hold it out at a 90-degree angle. Cut it to the previous length guide.
Now, work forward, projecting the hair at 90-degrees. Overdirect sections back to
the traveling guide to create a length increase. Complete the top panel in this manner.
Then return to the center of the crown, and pivot around the head to blend the sections
that were dropped out. Hold the hair up at 45-degree angle with the guide, and cut from
short-to-long, connecting the “hawk” to the shorter sides.
Complete the cut in front, projecting the sections and cutting to blend the longest pieces in
front. To finish the style, work through TRUE TEXTURES™ Perfect Curl,
and use the Freehand Finishing
technique. For extra definition on longer hair, pin the sides up with hairpins to showcase the hawk,
and dry under an open dryer. Then remove the hairpins.
For a shorter version of the Nu-Hawk, alter the length of the sides and top, creating more exaggerated sections.
To maintain the shape of this cut, clients should return to the salon every 6-8 weeks.
When working with shorter hair, you can apply the MIZANI® Butter Blend™ Rhelaxer to all the sections at once, as opposed to completing the back, then the front, as detailed in the Butter Blend™ Texturizing technique.
For a quick style change, simply blow out the texturized top. You get a straightyet- spiky look.
For shine plus minimal hold, mist the hair with MIZANI® Gloss Veil™.
WHEN TELLING YOUR CLIENT HOW TO MAINTAIN THE STYLE AT HOME, EXPLAIN THAT:
When finished freehand, the look can get wet or be misted with water. If desired, use Cleansing
Cream in the shower as a co-wash in-between weekly shampoos.
To refresh curls daily, mist with water and apply a dime-to quarter-sized amount of TRUE TEXTURES™ Perfect Curl.
Then re-style, using Freehand Finishing. Take horizontal sections and press the bases to minimize volume and inhibit
frizz. Then run your fingers through the sections, and press down the entire top, if desired. Air dry or diffuse.
(For a fuller look after drying, lift the bases and fingerstyle.)
For extra shine, mist on MIZANI® Gloss Veil™ daily.
Mizani True Textures Step by Step were designed by Diane Da Costa
for Beautiful Fund, Inc. LLC @2010