Triangle Pattern


triangle sectioningThe triangle pattern  generally gives better scalp coverage than the grid pattern and the brick-lay pattern, but a bit less coverage than the fan pattern. The long/bottom edge of each triangle lines up with an inverted triangle in the row above/below. However, any straight line in sectioning with create less organic-looking results. So if you like the look of a more organic section check out the Fan Pattern page or the Grab ‘n Go “Pattern” page.

triangleexampleThis sectioning is completed on row at a time, like the grid and brick-lay patterns by first carving off a single row starting at the nape of the neck. (Check out the page about section sizing to determine what section size to choose.) Ideally in this method you want each section to be as close to an isocelese triangle (each corner having the same angle; 45 degree) to keep it as aesthetically appealing and functional as possible. Then you carve off the second row, keeping the rows as parallel as possible. The easiest thing to do is to continue the lines from the triangles below up into the second section to get an even pattern. (Think of it almost like diamond-shaped sections cut in half!). Continue this process with each row.

Once you reach the crown of the head (this spans from the row that finished at the top of the temple and upwards to cover the entire top of the head), the hair remaining to be sectioned is generally ovular and you will want to carve your rows now from side to side (ear-to-ear) starting from the crown of the head moving forward. Continue to create triangular sections as you did on the rest of the head until complete. (See photo at above left.)