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Triangles—how do they relate to hair?
You may recall Sam first spoke about triangles in the popular haircut DVD CutOuts – Everything You need to Know About Cutting Fine Hair. In this haircut, Sam used triangles to create movement and hidden texture to make fine hair appear fuller!
Fast forward to today. The Sam Villa Arteam used Triangles in the Modern Heritage Collection, especially the technique we present to you today, Triangular Pinch which is a creative and simple hair cutting technique.
Let’s begin by reviewing several techniques to get movement out of a haircut to control our outcome:
One of the coolest and easiest techniques we can utilize in over direction is the Triangular Pinch; creating a large (or small) triangle section and ‘pinching’ the over direction into the center of that triangle. Keep in mind the smaller the triangle the less movement in our end result.
Let’s think about a triangle in terms of the wide area and the pointed area. You have less over direction within the point area of the triangle and more over direction within the wide area. We position the triangle on this model with the point at the high point of the head and the wide area sits just above the occipital. Why do we position the triangle this way? We want to create a radiation of length toward the outside corners of the widest part of the triangle. Can’t you almost visualize it happening without actually seeing it?
NOTE: Notice the top/pointed end of the triangle has very little over direction and the wide area has a lot of over direction.
Now you can actually see the perimeter of the triangle has a fair amount of length that creates a radial effect from the center outward. The result when dried is more movement throughout the triangle area. Due to the large size of this particular triangle you can clearly see the radiating length out toward the corners of the triangle.
Incorporate this technique into the cuts you are already creating to add texture and movement. Remember, smaller triangles produce less movement and larger triangles creates more.
To view the full length haircuts created incorporating the Triangular Pinch go to our Video On Demand channel and look at the Modern Heritage collection.