As stylists, we are forever driven to learn new techniques for styling and tips for coloring. As we evolve, sometimes it is imperative to go back to our foundations and practice the fundamental concepts to be able to use them in a new way. There are three types of cutting guides - stationary, traveling and spatial over direction – each one serving a specific purpose. Watch Andrew Caruthers, Director of Education for Sam Villa, demonstrate each guide and the outcomes they create. Follow the video and read on below.
“Knowing how and when to use a certain type of cutting guide will dramatically improve your proficiency when cutting,” says Carruthers.
Stationary – When a guide is set and all new sections are over directed to that stationary point. This builds the most weight.
Traveling – When a piece of the previously cut section is used as the guide for the next section being cut. This builds minimal weight.
Spatial Over Direction – Create a spatial object to over direct hair to instead of a point on the head. Try using an imaginary wall – the shape of the head will create the length, the more the head curves, the more the hair has to reach to the imaginary wall.