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As hairdressers, we sometimes get so excited and want to dive right in to doing hair that we skip certain fundamentals.
There are quick ways to avoid skipping these crucial steps that will make our works of art better, and save us time! Watch as Sam Villa Education Director Andrew Carruthers shares a few tips to help section hair easily with precision and accuracy!
Prior to starting your haircut, be sure to choose the best sectioning for the haircut you will be performing. This way you have a blueprint for the sectioning guidelines.
The technique below is to help gain speed and precision with sectioning. The more you practice this, the faster you’ll get!
Hot tip: Be sure to connect your points quickly!
Why? Grab a pencil and a piece of paper. You’ll notice when you try to draw a straight line at a slower pace, you create a more jagged line. If you move the pencil quickly, the line will be much straighter! This is the same when gliding your comb from one fingertip to the other.
Another great tip is to comb the hair in the direction you want to part. This ensures that the grain of the hair is in the same direction of the teeth of the comb, making it easy to glide through. If your sections are horizontal, comb all hair at a Horizontal!
If you’re creating longer sections such as when you part across the entire head, it’s harder to draw a precise line. Here’s the third tip for keeping your sections precise, even for longer partings!
Follow this technique:
This technique supports both sides of the comb and helps to keep precision as you move across the head.
Hot tip: Use this technique when cutting thicker hair!
To recap, follow these tips for more accurate partings:
We hope these tips help with precision and accuracy with your sectioning! A few times of practicing these and you’ll be a pro! Remember, efficiency is key to your success behind the chair!
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