Cut equal lengths
If you cut the hair in equal lengths, you pick up the hair at an angle of 90 °. The hair will be the same length everywhere. Do not confuse equal lengths with cutting on one length line, this will give you a completely different hairstyle, such as a bobline. How do you combine this technique with other techniques and how do you cut a hairstyle in equal lengths?
Cutting equal lengths is mainly used in short hairstyles, it is a common cutting technique. With this technique, the hair is absorbed straight from the skin at an angle of 90 °, so that the hair will be the same length everywhere, so you speak of equal lengths. Often confusion arises in the beginning with cutting on one longitudinal line, but this is a completely different technique. Listen carefully to the word, equal lengths. The lengths are the same all over the head, from the scalp to the tip of the hair.
How to cut this hairstyle
You achieve this hairstyle with the six-legged technique and you cut with a mobile cutting line. A mobile cutting line is a cutting line that keeps shifting whereby you re-project each passé under the chosen projection angle. You always take the previous cutting line with you as a guide to be able to work straight. You pick up the hair straight from the skin, so work around the head with the skull, creating round lines. Always keep your fingers and scissors parallel to the head, taking the curves into account. in the neck, for example, the curve of the head runs inwards, so that the position of your fingers will be slightly diagonal. If you want to make the contour line a bit fuller, cut it a little shorter.
Combine with other techniques
Cutting equal lengths is often combined with other techniques. For example with gentlemen. You can also cut a gentleman with the six-legged technique, only a gentleman is usually cut square. As a result, the corners of the hairstyle are often longer and you no longer cut completely with equal lengths. With a square hairstyle, don’t forget to leave the hair on the crown line a little longer, because it also has to be square there. Even if square cutting is the basis for men’s haircuts, this is often deviated from nowadays.
Of course there are all kinds of different ways to achieve a hairstyle, these are just the basic techniques that need to be mastered before progressing in the hairdressing profession.