Cutting and Styling FAQs

Most Hair stylists are all well trained in cutting hair and they usually use hair industry language when consulting with clients.  For most of us this is a language that can be confusing. In order to help you decide what the different hair cutting and styling techniques are I have created a bit of a dictionary on terms for hair cutting and styling that can be of help.  Because, believe it or not, there are many ways your hair can be cut in order to obtain the final results.


What is Graduation?

It is a technique through which the hair is cut progressively shorter towards the back. It is mostly used in cutting inverted bob hairstyles. This cut works really well on medium thick hair. Thick hair should avoid getting this cut because it creates a lot of hair volume

What is Slide cutting?

It’s a technique used to soften a person’s facial features. It creates texture and eliminates some of the hair’s weight. It is a great cutting technique especially for curly hair because it will define the curls. People with fine hair should avoid getting this type of haircut.

What is Razor cutting?

It is a technique used to relieve some of the weight on thick hair. It adds bounciness to curls and movement throughout the hair. Razor cutting will add softness to the facial features.

What is Layering?

It is one of the most common hair cutting techniques. Layers reduce the weight of thick hair and add volume and texture to fine hair. Layers work great on thick or fine hair, adding movement and versatility to the hairstyle.

What is Point cutting?

Point cutting is mostly used to soften the bluntness of a haircut. This is a cut appropriate for all types of hair, from fine to thick hair.

What is Slicing?

This is a great way to get well defined tresses. This technique uses the scissors to slide through the hair, creating a feathered finish. The feathered finish offers texture and well defined tresses. It’s a great cutting technique for women with not too fine nor too thick hair.