The 80’s was a big deal for the hair dressing world, with some of our favourite looks influenced by the punk-rock scene. Renee Africa, American Unite Senior Artistic Director takes us through her 80’s Comeback look, from cut to style.
“The inspiration for this look is a real mash-up of 80’s inspired fashion, modern color-blending and a mullet-like, but feminine soft hair cut. This time period will always influence hairdressing and fashion in some way. For me, it was when I was brought up in hairdressing and will always leave a mark on my brain.”
– Renee Africa
Get the Look: The Cut
1) From the apex of the head to the nape, work a round layer pattern from short into long.
2) Cut side panels, short to long, from the parietal ridge to the existing length along the side of the head, using slightly diagonal back sections.
3) To create the basic mohawk section, cut using the apex of the head as a starting point. Working from the apex to the front hairline, short to long, using a round layer technique to create a bit more softness and removing bulk.
4) Ultimately the entire crown area is the shortest and the front hairline and nape being left longer and the sides being the shortest with softness around the edges, giving a soft but mullet feel to the look.
Get the Look: Style
1) To achieve this look spray UNITE 7 Seconds Leave-In Condition to use as a cutting lotion.
2) Section the hair into a basic Mohawk type section (recession to side of nape on both sides).
3) Apply UNITE Expanda Volumizer to the top front of the head and then UNITE Blow & Set to the rest of the section.
4) Continue to blow dry the hair in preparation to style with UNITE Conundrum Paste to push the hair into the desired finished shape.
Images from the Unite Global Session 2014.