Bridging the gap between stylist lingo and salon client communication.
By: Whitney LaBrecque, Circle C Ranch location
You're doing WHAT to my hair? It's happened to everyone. You try to explain to your stylist exactly how you want your hair to be cut and he/she turns around and starts speaking to you in what sounds like a foreign language. Terms like "a-line", "blending" and "graduated" go in one ear and come out the other. Then you end up leaving with a completely different haircut than you had anticipated. Below is some haircutting vocabulary to help bridge the language barrier between you and your stylist. I hope this mini-guide helps you in achieving your next haircut without any miscommunications.
- A-line: hair is shorter in back and longer in front.
- Blunt cut: hair is cut so that it is all one length.
- Blending: technique used to connect layers in the hair.
- Disconnection: extreme length differences that are unblended.
- Graduated: also known as "stacked", layers in hair appear to be stacked on top of one another.
- Pixie: ultra short hairstyle.
- Slide cutting: technique used to remove bulk without changing the shape of the haircut.
- Undercutting: underneath layers are cut slightly shorter to encourage the above layers to curl under.
- Layers: create movement and volume in hair by releasing weight.
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Posted on Wed, March 21, 2012
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