Cutting

 

Like the art of colour, there is significant history behind cutting. Historically, having a haircut was a presentation to others of your wealth and dedication to a religion. It is also a great reflection of ones personality.

Professional hair cutting is the foundation of a good hairdresser. Precision, technique, balance and ability to create a style for a specific face shape, all combine together perfectly to form the basis of hair cutting. The ability to cut hair well is built on a structured and formal learning process. Sectioning, using the comb and scissors, and understanding how to achieve balance in a style are all essential elements of your learning.

Here are some techniques used to create the look.

Layering

Layered locks help lessen density and create shape and movement. One-length cuts, on the other hand, add weight.

Overdirection

This is a cutting technique where hair is lifted and cut over the head to create extra body and volume.

Texture cutting

Texure cutting is ideal for those with thick, dense tresses who want to eliminate bulkiness. Without relying on thinning shears, the process creates layers and adds dimension.

Graduation

A graduated cut involves layers, which means cutting at an angle of less than 90 degree. Thanks to this technique, there is more control for stylists to shape the desired outline of a cut. With this look, the layers stack closely on top of another, often adding a bit of needed bulk or weight to the style in specific areas.

Blunt Cutting

The blunt cut is lopped at an angle of 0 degrees, making each strand fall at one length. Blunt cuts, often known as bob cuts, are better suited for fine-haired ladies since they create the illusion of density and volume.

Chisel cutting

The chisel cut is a mix between the thinning scissors and scissor cutting. It gives the hair a thicker texture, it is held at a 45 degree angle.