25 April 2024

Video Alert! Foundations of Hair Cutting: Elevation

Elevation is the up and down (vertical) movement of hair. Whether you take a section that is horizontal, vertical or diagonal, the hair within those sections must always travel up or down to control your elevation. In this video, discover how elevation affects the outcome of your haircuts!

Hairdressers can feel stuck in the haircuts they are most comfortable with. What keeps them stuck is the fear of an unfavorable outcome when stepping outside of those few haircuts. Ironically, the way to move past that fear and unlock creativity is actually going back to basics! Elevation, over direction and finger angle are all concepts covered in beauty school, but how many stylists really understand what they mean and how they affect the end result of a haircut? Andrew Carruthers, Director of Education for Sam Villa, reviews it!


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