19 May 2024

Video Alert! How-To: 3 Different Hair Cutting Guides – Stationary, Traveling & Spatial Over Direction

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 results they yield.

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.


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