What Are Some Basic Hair Cutting Techniques?


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Some basic techniques for cutting hair are slide, razor and point cutting. Other hair cutting techniques are layering, graduation and slicing. Different techniques suit different hairstyles and textures.

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Slide cutting is used to soften facial features, add texture and reduce the weight of the hair. It is especially good for curly hair because it helps define the curls. Razor cutting helps reduce the weight of thick hair. It also add bounciness and movement to curls. Point cutting is used to soften blunt haircuts.

Layering reduces the weight of thick hair and adds volume and texture to fine hair. Graduation is a technique where the hair is cut shorter toward the back and is used for inverted bob hairstyles.

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