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5 haircutting techniques that every hairdresser must know

Modern times dictate their own rules. And now a hairdresser is not just a person who makes basic haircuts. But a master who has a certain level of professionalism, who carries out the individual look and image of the client through fashionable hairstyles. Any stylist, whether he or she is at the beginning of his career or already experienced in the profession, simply must have the three basic haircut techniques. Knowing them, you can create absolutely any shape and texture of hairstyle. Training courses from an experienced stylist. So, what these techniques are?


This technique is considered among pros to be the most important, but often underrated. If this technique is properly performed, it is possible to make material for all possible shapes, textures, and hair types. When working with this technique, the mass of hair is layered into separate controllable layers. It is used when the client wants to remove the volume and weight of the hair and give the hair as much movement as possible. In this way, a certain texture and look of the hairstyle are formed.

The texture is what the hair looks like (hard, soft, thin, dull, shiny, curly, etc.). When the stylist removes the length of the strands within the shape, we can talk about texturing as a technique. Most often, the stylist gives a softer silhouette to the hairstyle. It makes sense to use it to dilute the main mass of hair, to add more of a different texture that creates an interesting pattern on the hair. Don't underestimate this simple but feature-rich method of cutting hair. You can use it to bring the most amazing looks and fantasies to life.


Graduation is a basic cutting technique and engaged by the master to add to the client's hair following:

  • density;
  • mass;
  • volume.

It is characterized by geometric lines in the formation of the contour of one or another shape. It complements the missing elements in the shape of the head or facial outlines. With this method it is possible to create absolutely any shape and contour of a hairstyle, depending on the client's request. However, the right tool is needed for the proper effect - special quality scissors, preferably made of Japanese steel.


The master's professionalism is also shown in how accurately he makes the cuts. And it is not so much a concept of geometry as simply a cleanly and accurately performed job. Thus, the shape itself can have a messy, chaotic appearance, however, the cut itself must be made very accurately and evenly.

Using the correct haircutting techniques in your work usually gives the hairstyle the right movement and dimensionality. These techniques are called for to develop working skills in different haircuts. By knowing the basic techniques and knowing how to apply them, it is possible to make any shape or texture.

The above statements are the basis that gives insight into creating a variety of looks and images, taking into account the individual client's characteristics. This entails constant development in the profession, a creative process to innovate existing haircut designs. Maksim Nikitochkin's training seminars teach the details of hairdressing to beginners and experienced masters alike.