Getting your haircut may seem like a simple task — you go in, you tell your stylist what you want, and they take care of the rest. For some people, getting a haircut really is that easy, but if you want to learn more about the techniques your stylist uses to give you a cut that you absolutely love, it may be a good idea to brush up on your haircut vocabulary. In today’s post, we will discuss a few terms that you should know so that you can better understand what your stylist is doing when they cut your hair.

At dsparada Color Salon, we are not your ordinary hair studio. Our stylists go through years of training to perfect their techniques, and we offer sophisticated cuts, amazing color, and fantastic products that will give you a look that you will love. Explore our website to view the many salon services that we offer, and contact our hair studio in Raleigh to request an appointment.

Haircut Terms You Need to Know

1) Layers – The layering technique has been used for many years, and stylists use it to add volume and movement while also decreasing the density of your hair. Essentially, cutting your hair into layers involves cutting different strands of hair at different lengths. When your stylist cuts your hair, they can add as many or as few layers as you would like. If you have an idea of how long you want your layers to be, it’s best to indicate the length you want the shortest layer to be, and your stylist will cut the rest to complement it.

2) Blunt Cut – If you have shorter hair, then you may have heard your stylist use the term “blunt cut” when describing how they will cut your hair. A blunt cut is when the stylist cuts your hair at an angle of zero degrees. This will result in all of your hair being the exact same length without any layers. This technique is most often used for people who have thin or fine hair, as it gives the appearance that your hair is thicker.

3) Weight Line – The weight line is a term that is used to describe where your hair holds the most weight. For example, with a blunt cut, the weight line will be at the bottom of your hair because it is all cut at the same length. When you have layers, on the other hand, the weight line will be the bottom of the longest layer.

4) Dry Cutting – When you get your hair cut, your stylist will most likely either shampoo and condition it before they start to cut, or they will use a spray bottle to make the hair slightly damp. After your stylist has already cut your hair and dried it, they may do a secondary cutting known as dry cutting. This technique makes it easier to give your hair texture and movement and allows your stylist to pay more attention to the shape and detail of your hair.

5) Choppy – If you go into your hair appointment looking to give your hair more texture and movement, then you may want to ask your stylist to give you a choppy cut. This type of cut is more common with shorter hairstyles like bobs or shoulder-length cuts, but it can be applied to all lengths. With a choppy cut, your stylist will give you a lot of short layers that will move with your head and give you a more textured look.

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