Did you know there are more than 1,000 different hair cutting techniques ? well , its true . In today's hair cutting world the day of the 5 different applications of sassoon cuts is out . In today's hair cutting world there is an infinite number of different hair cutting tools and techniques . All of these tools and techniques can be intertwined ( like the mixing of a great hair coloring formula ) to achieve the total look . It use to be when I would consult with a client ( in the 80's and 90's ) I would immediately know which one of the Sassoon style hair cuts I was going to use , short layer , gypsy , lift cut , blunt cut , wedge . In today's hair cutting world my approach has changed dramatically where as I no longer even know the total technique I may be using on a hair cut until I'm finished with the cut . Today's cutting world is so free lance and unstructured/unrestricted I just don't know until I'm finished what tools and techniques I will be using on a clients hair . One of the great things about today's styles is that they have really opened up the door for total creative hair cutting techniques where just about anything ( as long as it looks cool and in ) can be excepted as a cool cut . from razors to shears to thinners and texturizors , the tools we use in today's hair cutting world have really changed from when I started doing hair in the early 80's . Back then ( way back then ) if you saw a hair stylist using a razor you would laugh , now if the stylist doesn't have a razor as a tool in there arsenal , we laugh .
it really is isn't. that there really are so many different techniques out there! I still get amazed by the whole sassoon thing I have the book cutting the sassoon way which i got on here at the book store. But point cutting is my favorite I luv lots of texture!
And by the way thats a great affirmation!
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Okay...had to add my tuppence worth!
While the sentiment expressed here is great from the stylist's viewpoint it may not be so wonderful from a client's.
As a hairstylist who has admittedly been out of the salon for awhile, I have the unique position of being a paying client who has been on the recieving end of these ," My approach has changed dramatically where as I no longer even know the total technique I may be using on a hair cut until I'm finished with the cut . Today's cutting world is so free lance and unstructured/unrestricted I just don't know until I'm finished what tools and techniques I will be using on a clients hair . One of the great things about today's styles is that they have really opened up the door for total creative hair cutting techniques where just about anything ( as long as it looks cool and in ) can be excepted as a cool cut ." hair cuts.
I must say that while I was practicing my craft in the salon I was very successful .... I knew the craft and how/why to use ALL types of tools from shears to razors to chemicals and products. If a stylist does not have a basic understanding of how to properly use the various tools and maybe more importantly the actual WHY to use a specific tool, the client's hair may look really "cool" on the way out of the salon ( keep in mind the amount of product also used), but heaven help the average client who has to deal with the unholy mess left behind after having had shears, texturizers and razors used in a random ,haphazard way. Most cuts started without some type of "plan" more often than not are practical for all of two weeks. Once the hair grows all the poorly removed,chopped areas( and I don't mean in a Sally Hershberger way) become apparent.
I, as a person who made a point of keeping current with the trends in her craft, am apalled at the lack of competence in tool usage I see in the few salons I have frequented. Many stylists talk a good line but if their work were to be subjected to technical scrutiny by a well trained stylist who truly knows the whys for using a certain tool, that scrutiny would show that cut to be inferior.
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