There was only one word coming out of Michael’s mouth right before his last two haircuts: disaster. He wanted total asymmetry. I didn’t use clippers at all. I first cleaned the back and the sides and left longer bits in both fronts of the sides. I then asked him which side he parts it on and cut quite a lot of hair shorter around the parting. This means that it will be easier to avoid a clean parting and the whole look will be easier to mess up. I cut other bits shorter on the other side as well because I didn’t want a huge difference in volume. It’s so difficult to leave what you know aside and go with your instinct. In order to deconstruct you do have to know how to construct first, it’s one of the biggest truths about haircutting and I was lucky enough to be told that early on.