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Basic principles of haircuts

Although there are certain rules of the classic haircut, a master hairdresser who keeps up with the world may not use ready-made shapes in his work. The professional stylist must find for each client its unique form, which will meet the features and characteristics of hair, harmonize with the contours of the face, physique, and match with Lifestyle and mood. The famous stylist Maksim Nikitochkin, in his course "Basic", shares the basic secrets of the classic shapes and techniques of fashionable haircuts in an easy-to-understand way.

Basic principles for creating hairstyles

If you set a goal and analyze the desires of customers about their hair, most of the requests involve the following factors:

  1. The density of hair (sparse, medium, high) is characterized by the number of hairs per square inch (2.5 cm) of the head.
  2. Hair texture (thick, thin, stiff, dull, shiny, etc.) is a quality characteristic, the appearance of the hair surface.
  3. Volume or lushness is determined by how much hair holds shape, the presence of air in the hair.
  4. Hair length. Short, medium, long.

To create a wide variety of haircuts, a competent stylist will be guided by these points.

Hairdressing techniques according to density, texture, and volume

The following techniques of haircuts are involved for all above-mentioned points except hair length:

  • LINE, which is used by the master when the client requests to increase the mass of the hair, to give it density and volume;
  • GRADUATION is used when a person wishes to create an increased volume in a certain area of the head. In this way, the mass of the hair is distributed evenly;
  • LAYERS, as a technique, create a certain texture when the mass of hair is divided into layers or layered. It is reasonable when the client wants to make a smaller volume of the hair or to give special flexibility and texture to the hairstyle.

Training courses and masterclasses of Maksim Nikitochkin will help to creatively make any fashionable hairstyles, deeply understanding the essence of techniques and methods, for further development in the hairdressing art.

The main shapes of haircuts in charge of the length

The next parameter is the length of the hair. Such basic shapes are used for it:

  • square, which makes a balanced hairstyle along the entire length, when the client wants a uniform shape without shortening or lengthening in the area of the face;
  • round, which implies a short length near the face and a longer length towards the back of the head. In this case, the client wants to remove the hair in the facial area and create a lengthening at the nape of the neck;
  • the triangular shape is defined by a short length at the nape of the neck, and a growing elongation towards the face. The hairdresser uses this technique when a person wants to leave long hair on the face, and create volume at the back of the head.

Remember that the shape of the haircut is used not only to mark the general contour of the hairstyle but also for each area of interest. Having sufficient skills and modern techniques in the work, an experienced stylist knows that basic techniques and shapes of hairstyles flow into each other, generating an unreal number of various creative combinations. Therefore, the main task of the master is to create a completely new form of haircut, exclusively suitable for a particular person!