Tension – The strength / pull at which a section is held.
Texturing – A variety of cutting techniques used to create different effects within a hairstyle.
Personalising – Finishing a style and making it individual to the client.
Balance / Shape – Physical aspects and evenness that control the look of the style.
Hair Growth Patterns – Areas of the hair that could disturb the required look.
Club Cutting – A method of cutting where hair is cut bluntly and straight across, this is used in both layering and one length cuts.
Freehand Cutting – Mainly used on straighter hair to create the profile or perimeter shape.
Scissor Over Comb – Used to produce contours, layered shapes and close cuts. Used on dry hair cutting through the comb.
Thinning – used to reduce bulk, can be done with scissors. Thinning scissors may also be used to add texture or softness.
Graduation – A cutting angle that joins either longer to shorter or shorter to longer hair in one continuous cutting angle.
The Holding Angle – The angle at which the hair is held out from the head.
The Cutting Angle – The angle at which the scissors, razors, etc.cuts the hair.
Weight Distribution – The overall balance of the hair cut.
Cross Checking - Cross check by taking sections the opposite direction, to the way the hair was cut.