27 Important Hair Terms For Salons | Women's Hair Terms - Japan Scissors

27 Important Hair Terms For Salons | Women's Hair Terms

Uncertain of the language stylists use can lead to stressful visits to the salon, and awful haircuts. To make it easier for you to connect with your stylist and achieve the perfect cut We've uncovered the most popular salon terms.

A haircut can be both thrilling and terrifying but at the same time and especially when trying to find the services of a new stylist. Communication is an crucial aspects of our job as hairstylists.

Without it, we'll never know what you're looking for. It's as if we are speaking a different language than you do, a phenomenon known as hair talk.

Below are 20 well-known salon terms they use to cut and style women's hair!

1. Layers

Every cut falls into three different categories: layering one-length or a combination of both.

Layers reduce the amount of density and also create motion. One-length cuts on the other hand, can add weight. In order to avoid confusion or hair accidents, make sure you check the stylist. No matter what terms the stylist uses to describe the procedure, ask "Will this method create layers or eliminate them?"

2. Overdirecting

This is a method of cutting which involves cutting hair is raised and cut across the head in order to add volume and body. The result is an abundance of oversized layers.

3. Thinning

Thinning is a great option for people who have thick, dense hair that want to cut down on bulkiness. Through the use of thinning shears, the process creates ultra-fine layers, and also adds dimension. To thin using regular shears, also referred to by the term "slithering," stylists slide an open set of scissors down the shaft.

4. Cutting Line

The line is one stylists decide for a specific hairstyle. Its angle is a measure of how far or close the layers will appear.

For instance, when stylists want to create a look that is layered using an angled cutting line.

5. Weight Line

As the name suggests, it is the region in the cut that carries all the weight.

Use the blunt or bob cut for an illustration. The weight line is located at the very end of hair. However, in a long layered cut it is actually the longest.

If you are concerned that you are heavy. Ask the stylist to mix it in using thinning shears. Another option to soften the sharpness is to apply "point cutting" the snipping method which cuts the ends with an angle, creating an edge that is feathered or textured.

6. Graduated Hair (or Stacked Haircut)

A graduated cut is one that involves layers. This, for hairstylists, is cutting with an angle lesser than 90 degrees.

Because of this technique it is easier stylists have to create the exact shape of a cut.

In this style, the layers pile up tightly over one another which can add some added bulk or weight in particular regions.

Read more about Garduated hairstyles here!

7. Wedge Haircut

A graduated cut needs the maximum angle of 90 °, the wedge cut requires only 45 degrees.

The hair on the nape of neck is cut to be the most short and has layers that radiate outwards as they get to the top of the head.

That's why the edges are cut at different angles (versus the straight edge) to enhance the volume and move.

8. Blunt Cut

This cut has been cut in an angle and makes each strand fall one length. Blunt cuts, commonly referred to as Bob cuts, are best suitable for women with fine hair since they provide an illusion of volume and density.

Read more about blunt and club haircutting techniques found in salons here!

9. Choppy

If the texture you're searching for, think about an edgy look cut with short layers is generally for shoulders or bobs.

Layers of choppy hair are the most striking cut that is used to create the illusion of volume, shape along with movement hair. Stylists cut large pieces of hair in distinct, but irregular or asymmetrical proportions to create a sharp and edgy appearance. This look is contemporary, stylish and requires some home maintenance.

10. Gamine

Gamine can be described as a cut pixie, which consists of cutting the sides with shorn edges and then back, with more layers on the top. A boyish or elfish style especially on women. She wore a gamine cut.

A Gamine's hair will look best when it's smooth and soft with a slight layering. If you've got wavy hair opt for an asymmetric cut , which creates a hair appear more full.

11. Don't Talk Inches

Every person's "inch" is different. Instead, let your stylist know where you'd like to view your length overall making use of your own body for a reference locations, e.g., collar bone, over the breast , or the length of your chin are fantastic places to look at.

12. Face-Framing Layers

This could be a disaster If you don't inform your stylist know how short she should make your shortest layer and the length that will make you feel comfortably. For instance, if there is a long hair and would like to frame your face then you must decide what the length of the layer that is the shortest or if it touches with the bone of your collar.

13. Bangs/Fringe

Also, bring a picture of the location you'd like to observe the length and shape of your hair. For instance, a window fringe is a more long soft look which frames the face as a curtain frames the window, as opposed to the more blunt, solid bang which rests on the forehead. They are generally cut over the brows in order to focus attention on the face and eyes.

14. Wispy Ends 

The term refers to the way end of hair appear. This can be accomplished using scissors or a razor. It results in soft, with less volume, that blend with one another perfect for people who have dense hair and a more straight texture. If properly done Wispy ends can add some movement and texture hair that is otherwise lacking it.

15. Blunt Edges

The term "hairstyle" refers to the way the ends of hair appear. This is done with scissors and leaves the highest amount of volume on the ends, which results in the minimum amount of texture and movement. Ideal for people with extremely thin hair as well as curly hair.

16. A-Line

This refers to how the length, or perimeter of hair is cut. The hair is cut smaller in the rear, and longer in front. It's your responsibility to decide on how serious the A-line is, so make sure you go to your stylist and be prepared to answer your questions regarding length.

17. Asymmetric

This is a haircut word that is easy to confuse. It is a term used to describe haircuts that are in two distinct lengths. It could be cut in a way that is in a way that is not connected to the opposite side of your hair. In general, when we talk about asymmetry, we're discussing the length that you can see on the face of the hair. For instance that the left side may be cut down to the chin, while the right side could be longer to your shoulder.

18. Undercut

It is used to eliminate the bulk on the lower half of your hair close to the nape. It can be utilized in any hairstyle, provided it is designed properly. It is also possible to vary the length, from long to shaved depending on the style you prefer.

Read more about what is an undercut hairstyle in a salon here!

19. Micro Fringe:

It is a term that is used for extremely short bangs that are blended in your hair. The length typically is approximately two inches.

If you're not familiar with the concept micro bangs can be described what they sound like as a small fringe. While other fringes hang over your eyes and make an invisible curtain (thus, "curtain bangs") Baby bangs move towards the reverse, placing all your features in the spotlight.

20. Shattered Ends:

Another term is used to describe the way you'd like your ends to appear. They are typically cut using a point-cutting method to create variations along the length of hair. If you consider how glass breaks when struck, it breaks in various directions. This lets you move and good density on the edges.

21. Blunt (Club) Cutting

It's often referred to as "blunt" cutting. It's usually employed to cut to cut off the hair's top hair or your side is cut. The section of hair you wish to cut is removed from the head before being cut off from the ends.

Learn more details about Blunt as well as the Club hair methods of cutting on this page!

22. Scissor-over-comb

The Scissor Over Comb is a method of hairdressing which uses the clip-over comb to direct the cutting areas in a location in which there is a place where the hair has grown too large to be an suitable guide for the finger. This is typically in the areas around the ears , or within the nape region.

Learn more about the scissor-over-comb technique that is favored by hairdressers and barbers here!

23. Slide Cutting

The use of shorter blades can cause sliding cutting complex and lasting. Longer blades will alleviate problems as they allow you to put the blades in the hair without the requirement for you to manipulate the hair using your hands.

Find out more about the slide-cutting method in this article!

24. Point Haircutting

Cutting points could be one of the hair cutting techniques that make a distinction between boring hairstyles and the exciting cut.

It's used to cut a point to smooth hair. It is used to texture hair and cut hair strands that appear bulky at the edges, creating distinct layers which allow the hair blend seamlessly and appear gorgeous.

The point cutting method works equally for male and male hair stylists. Based on the structure of hair and the thickness of hair, the point cutting technique can be used for dry and wet hair and is able to enhance any hair design or form that isn't suitable.

Find out more information details about the point-cutting technique in this article!

25. Thinning

You can reduce the thickness of hair with a cut off with scissors or the razor. The reason we usually cut down on the size of hair to lessen the amount of hair to soften the appearance of a hairstyle that's new or to increase the volume of hair at its roots.

Learn how to make use of hair thinning scissors to thin out coarse and thick hair right here!

26. Freehand

Freehand isn't an art form in it's own, but rather used in conjunction with the hairdresser. In this instance, using the specifics of the head as a basis and making more straight guidelines for your first cut using cutting with your freehand.

Find out More about freehand cutting method in this article!

27. Texturizing

It is the process of cutting hair into various lengths so that you can create various hairstyles. Long hair can look less uniform or ragged. longer hair can be styled to create a wild style or a mix of both long and short hair and it is possible to create fashionable looks.

Many hairdressers utilize a variety of hair methods to create the desired look.

Every hairstyle needs a unique cutting technique for creating it. And by changing the method we cut, we're in a position to create a diverse selection of styles. It is crucial to use high-quality cutting scissors for hairstyles.

Learn how to make use of texturing cutters right here!

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