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Hair Cutting Techniques

Updated: May 19


Hair Cutting Techniques:


Bottom-up:

1) 6 mm.

2) 0 mm.

3) Blade(o).

4) 3 mm(o).

5) 1,5 mm(o).

6) 1,5 mm(c).


Top to bottom:

1) 6 mm.

2) 4.5 mm(o).

3) 3 mm(o).

4) 1,5 mm(o).

5) 0 mm.


Top to bottom:


  • a good bone structure is needed;

  • focus on a hair clipping blade;

  • for hair at an angle of 30 to 60 degrees

  • deviation from the vertical;

  • high contrast and depth;

  • maximum guide control.


Bottom-up:


  • low contrast;

  • minimal guide control;

  • any form of head;

  • any angle of hair.

How To Work With a Hair Clipper:


  • Over comb – with the help of a comb;

  • Freehand – trimming the area with a hair clipper.

  • Up and down - performed with the movement of the forearm from the elbow with a static position of the shoulder.

  • Flick out(flick motion) - performed with the movement of the bone with the static position of the forearm and the shoulder.

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