Cutting at Shadonai Beauty School

Cutting at Shadonai Beauty School

What is Cutting?

Haircutting (also hair shaping) – is the process of cutting, tapering, texturizing and thinning using any hair cutting tools in order to create a shape. Trimming – removing only split ends with scissors or razor (about 1/4 to 1/2 of an inch). Layer cutting – the opposite of a blunt cut.


Hair cutting or hair trimming is intended to create or maintain a specific shape and form. There are ways to trim one’s own hair but usually another person is enlisted to perform the process, as it is difficult to maintain symmetry while cutting hair at the back of one’s head.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it an haircut or a haircut?

Haircut is a noun; cut hair is a verb. If you say, “I’m going to get my hair cut,” then you are using the verb form, and it is two words: hair and cut. It is also correct to say the first sentence, but most people would say, “I’m going to get a haircut”.

Is haircut one word or two words?

Haircut and hairdo share one meaning but not two. Both words mean “a way of wearing the hair” or “a way of cutting and arranging one’s hair”: What do you think of that guy’s haircut/hairdo?

Should you cut your hair every 2 weeks?

If you have short hair, you should absolutely get it cut every 2 weeks (maybe every 3 weeks). If you have medium-length hair, a cut every 2 weeks is probably too often. Aim for getting a cut every 8-12 weeks to keep your medium length looking healthy without growing it out long.

Is foundation a good haircut?

The foundation of any style is a great haircut that compliments the faceshape to make you look your best. The foundation of a good haircut is that it should work for you when you are at home styling you hair without the stylist behind you.

What is a graduation haircut?

What is a graduated haircut? It’s a cut where weight is built up within the shape or the external line – a gradual progression of lengths from short to longer. Graduation can be performed at any length, however at longer lengths the results can be more diffused.

What do you call a female hair cutter?

Technically, a hairdresser is the same as a hair stylist, although the term “hairdresser” is a bit out of fashion and was used primarily to refer to females.

What is a men’s haircut called?

The style is also known by other names including taper cut, regular taper cut, side-part and standard haircut; as well as short back and sides, business-man cut and professional cut, subject to varying national, regional, and local interpretations of the specific taper for the back and sides.

What happens if I don’t cut my hair?

Basically, if you don’t have a trim, your split ends will run riot and likely split further up the shaft eventually snapping and making your hair short, which stops it from growing long. This way, your hair can continue to grow healthily from your roots, but the ends won’t fray and snap shorter.

What are the danger zones in a haircut?

Take extra care when working in the crown and neckline, which sometimes have very strong growth patterns. Another danger zone is the hair that grows around the ear or hangs over the ear in a finished haircut. Allow for the ear sticking out by either keeping more weight in this area or cutting with minimal tension.

What are the two types of guidelines in haircutting?

Traveling and stationary guidelines are both available in haircutting. There is no movement of a stationary guideline (Figure 16-19). Each of the remaining sections is combed to the stationary guideline and cut at the same length and angle.

What is a solid haircut?

It’s basically a one-length haircut with no layers. “A solid haircut is a shape that appears solid in structure, even though hair is fluid,” explains Pulitano. “It gives a stronger, sharper and more linear look, whereas layers give a much softer, more lived-in feel.

What is slide cutting?

Slide cutting is a technique used to thin hair at graduated lengths. Hair strands are cut by sliding down the hair with the blades of the scissors partially open. It’s meant to remove volume and blend shorter lengths to longer. This technique should be performed on wet hair.

How can I practice hair cutting at home?

Try out your hair cutting skills on a fake head of hair before you give anyone a real haircut. Make your dolls, wigs, or mannequin heads last longer by giving your practice models trims and long haircuts at first.

Can I cut my own hair?

Read these stylists’ tips before you pick up a pair of scissors. Any hairstylist will tell you that cutting your hair is best left to the professionals under normal circumstances.

What is the difference between hairstylist and hairdresser?

The main difference between hairdresser and stylist is that hairdressers work on shampooing, cutting and colouring hair while hairstylists work on styles – curls, perm, updos, etc.