Category Archives: Lived-in Hair

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Before & After

  New look and beautiful before and after transformation from long, weighed down and with dry ends to a refreshed collar-length soft undercut! The addition of layers throughout updates the model’s look by adding movement and texture, allowing for an ease of styling to her naturally straight hair. He used the Lived in Wave technique …

Body & Movement

  This motion capture of Anh’s soft blunt cut demonstrates the dynamic layering and undercut technique he uses to maintain texture with a straight style. When cutting a soft blunt, use point cutting along the baseline and layers to give the hair body and movement. To get this look, he blow dried the hair using …

Soft Undercut Lob

  Anh’s signature soft undercut lob, styled with the combination of a Lived In and NuWave is his most sought after style. To get this look, Anh first prepped the model’s hair with his favorite spiral spray to ensure the finished waves hold, and gave it a rough blow dry with a Dyson Supersonic. He …

Summer Fringe

  We’re currently obsessed with longer, choppy fringe paired with beachy waves for Summer. Anh gave the model natural looking bangs that will grow out seamlessly by point cutting the edges for a diffused line. To style the rest of her hair, he first prepped damp hair using his favorite wave serum and giving it …

Auburn-Tipped

  Undone + wind-swept hair is our favorite for Summer nights and days at the beach. Anh styled the model’s auburn-tipped hair with subtle layering to create dynamic movement and volume, styling with a soft and natural wave. The hair was prepped with a primer for heat protection and detangling, prior to styling with the …

  Long, simple and classic — Anh gives his model his signature Lived in Waves on a longer soft undercut with freshly trimmed ends. The soft undercut technique helps to remove weight from underneath layers of the hair, which is especially useful on clients, like the one pictured here, who have long and thick hair. …

Shoulder-Length Shag

  A collaboration with Ramirez Tran Salon colorist, Chad Kenyon, Anh gives their model, Taylor, a shoulder-length shag with bangs on her platinum blonde base. He plays up the use of choppy layers with defined waves for a beachy texture that’s perfect for the Summertime. He styled this look using a combination of the Lived …

Classic, Chic, Edgy

  Classic, chic, and with a bit of edge, Anh demonstrates precision cutting at its finest with an ultra-straight soft blunt bob. The model’s hair was first prepped with a hair primer for protection and sleekness prior to being blow dried and flat ironed to ensure any natural texture will be straightened out, and to …

Icy Grey-to-Royal Purple

  We love this dramatic before and after transformation, and collaboration with friend + colorist Linh Phan of @bescene! They took their model from having long, weighed down and unevenly colored hair to a fresh soft undercut bob with an icy grey-to-royal purple tone. He styled her with the NuWave technique, finishing off with a …

Elegant Chignon

  Anh collaborates with Ramirez Tran Salon stylist, Trace Henningsen, using her collection of velvet bows for this elegant take on a low chignon with tape-in extensions by Extensionology for adding maximum volume to the look. He first prepped the hair with a spiral spray to give a bit of texture and hold to the …