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It’s all in the details! Andrew Carruthers, Education Director for Sam Villa shares the fine details to solve one of the most common challenges hairdressers face when cutting a one-length bob; an inconsistent perimeter line.
Read on to discover how the solutions!
There are a few key factors that contribute to the challenge of cutting a consistent perimeter line from side-to-side.
One thing to be aware of is how we section the hair prior to cutting. Sections should be straight and clean lines mirroring the exact lines we will cut as we move around the head.
Always be sure to section around the head with precise lines prior to starting your haircut!
a. This is problematic when we grip sections in between these fingers.
b. We often look down at the top of the fingers when trying to designate our cutting guide. Looking at the bottom of our fingers, you’ll notice that there is actually a slight diagonal from the knuckles to the fingertips. This creates an inconsistent cutting line.
a. The weight of our elbow tends to drag us down and pull our hand up; out of it’s proper positioning. This happens often without our awareness and results in an uneven line when cutting.
Follow the steps below! This technique targets both key contributors described above, eliminating the common challenge of cutting a consistent perimeter.
Determine the desired length of your haircut. Section the head using a horizontal breakdown with precise, clean lines.
We hope to have sparked an "ah-ha" moment for you and we invite you to try this technique the next time your clients asks for a one-length haircut or bob!!
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