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Space between two lines or surfaces that intersect at a given point


Highest point on the top of the head


Haircutting technique using diagonal lines by cutting hair ends with a slight increase or decrease in length

Blunt haircut

Also known as a one-length haircut; haircut in which all the hair comes to one hanging level, forming a weight line or area; hair is cut with no elevation or overdirection


Haircutting technique done by placing the still blade into the hair and resting it on the scalp, and then moving the shears through the hair while opening and partially closing the shears


Method of manufacturing shears; a metal-forming process whereby molten steel is poured into a mold and once cooled takes on the shape of the mold


Haircutting technique similar to scissor-over-comb, except that the clippers move side to side across the comb rather than bottom to top


Parting the haircut in the opposite way from which you cut in order to check for precision of line and shape


Area of the head between the apex and back of the parietal ridge

Cutting line

Angle at which the fingers are held when cutting, and ultimately, the line that is cut; also known as finger angle, ginger position, cutting position or cutting angle


Where and how hair is moved over the head


Also known as projection or lifting; angle or degree at which a subsection of hair is held, or lifted, from the head when cutting


Process of working metal to a finished shape by hammering or pressing

Four Corners

Points on the head that signal a change in the shape of the head, from flat to round or vise versa

Free-hand Notching

Haircutting technique in which pieces of hair are snipped out at random intervals

Free-hand Slicing

Haircutting technique used to release weight from the subsection, allowing the hair to move more freely

Graduated Haircut

Graduated shape or wedge; an effect or haircut that results from cutting the hair with tension, low to medium elevation, or overdirection


Elevation occurs when a section is lifted above 0 degrees

Growth Pattern

Direction in which the hair grows from the scalp; also referred to a natural hall or natural falling postion


Also known as guide; section of hair located either at the perimeter or the interior of the hair cut, that determines the length the hair will be cut. Usually the first section that is cut to create a shape


Hair that grows at the outermost perimeter along the face, around the ears and on the neck

Head Form

Also known as head shape, shape of the head, which greatly affects the way the hair falls and behaves


Inner or internal part

Interior Guideline

Guideline that is inside the haircut rather than on the perimeter

Layered Haircut

Graduated effect achieved by cutting the hair with elevation or overdirection; the hair is cut at higher elevation usually 90 degrees or above which removes weight


Create movement and volume in the hair by releasing weight


Thin continuous mark used as a guide, can be straight or curved, horizontal, vertical or diagonal

Long-layered Haircut

Haircut in which the hair is cut at a 180 degree angle; the resulting shape has shorter layers at the top and increasingly longer layers toward the perimeter


Back part of the neck; the hair below the occipital bone


Haircutting technique, a version of point cutting, in which the tips of the scissors are moved toward the hair ends rather than into them; creates a chunkier effect