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.