R+Co Micro Expansion Class

On October 2, INTERLOCKS held a class taught by R+Co VP of Technical Education Adam Federico, focusing on a haircut called micro expansion. Micro expansion is a nod to the 80’s new romantic era with a modern twist on being edgy and full of texture.

Read on to learn what our stylists learned from this class, what makes this cut so on-trend, and their R+Co must-haves!

What did you learn?

Cannot wait to have Adam back! My take away from this class was the unique sectioning. It was simple yet created an interesting haircut.

Why is this cut on-trend?

This is trendy because of the modern shag feel on a short haircut.

R+Co Must-Haves

I LOVE Aircraft Pomade Mousse for lots of moveable texture and Mood Swing Straightening Spray for straight blowouts.

Master Stylist Andrea R.
What did you learn?

I learned most about the products we can use to mold the hair into shape. I also learned how texturizing the hair can really change the whole shape and vibe of the cut.

Why is this cut on-trend?

I feel that the shaggy, free spirited style of this cut is what makes it so on trend.

R+Co Must-Haves

My favorite product by R+Co would have to be the Continental Glossing Wax because it really tames my breakage in place.

Color + Styling Apprentice Paul S.
What did you learn?

I loved the class! I enjoyed the fact that we did a super modern take on a pixie with some movement and edge due to its disconnection.

Why is this cut on-trend?

I like the fact we could all finish them the way we chose — giving this cut a versatile feel.

Associate Stylist Brooke S.
What did you learn?

I learned that disconnection isn’t always a bad thing. it can create awesome haircuts that still blend seamlessly.

Why is this cut on-trend?

I think the cut having a mullet kind of style to it keeps it on trend, along with the feathering on the ends!

R+Co Must-Haves

My 2 favorite R+Co products are Sun Catcher Leave-In Conditioner and Continental Glossing Wax.

Color + Styling Apprentice Jack R.
What did you learn?

Adam was awesome! He was a great educator and a really cool person. My favorite takeaway from the class was seeing everyone’s end result. Although we all did the same haircut, every mannequin looked so different. We were able to customize our own details at the end with a razor. It was fun to be creative and try new techniques.

Why is this cut on-trend?

This cut is so on trend because you can make it soft and feminine or voluminous and edgy with the proper use of products. It also can be rocked by all different textures of hair.

R+Co Must-Haves

My must-have R+Co products are Mood Swing Straightening Spray and Trophy Shine + Texture Spray.

Associate Stylist Mikaela Z.
What did you learn?

I’m obsessed with Adam! I love the way he explained the haircut and also gave awesome tips and tricks along the way. Although we all did the same haircut, everyone’s end result was completely different! I never think to finish the haircut with a razor so I’m excited to start!

Why is this cut on-trend?

This haircut is trendy because it can be funky or professional — best of both worlds!

R+Co Must-Haves

My favorite R+Co product is Mood Swing Straightening Spray. It’s great for curly or wavy hair and creates a silky blowout!

Senior Stylist Stacey D.
What did you learn?

The class with Adam was wonderful! He did a great job explaining how to do this very on-trend shag haircut. I especially appreciated his focus on body position. I think that is something that we sometimes forget especially during a very busy day and it is so important!

R+Co Must-Haves

I like Mannequin Styling Paste, Chiffon Styling Mousse, and Motorcycle Flexible Gel.

Master Stylist Michelle A.

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