Busy. Please wait.

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.

By signing up, I agree to StudyStack's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the email address associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.

Remove ads
Don't know (0)
Know (0)
remaining cards (0)
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards

Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Chpt 14 Haircutting

Milady's 2008 Chpt 14 Haircutting

angle space between two lines or surfaces that intersect at a given point
apex highest point on the top of the head
bang (fringe) triangular section that begins at the apex and ends at the front corners
beveling technique using diagonal lines by cutting hair ends with a slight increase or decrease in length
blunt haircut haircut in whicha ll the hair comes to one hanging level, forming a weight line or area; hair is cut with no elevation or over-direction; also referred to as a one-length, zero-elevation, or no-elevation cut
carving haircutting technique done by placing the still blade into the hair and resting it on the scalp, and then moving the shears through the hair while opening and partially closing the shears
clipper-over-comb haircutting technique similar to scissor-over-comb, except that the clippers move side to side across the comb rather than bottom to top
cross-checking partin the haircut in the opposite way form which you cut it, to check for precision of line and shape
crown area of the head between the apex and back of the parietal ridge
cutting line angle at which the fingers are held when cutting, and ultimately the line that is cut; also known as finger angle, finger position, cutting position, cutting angle
distribution where and how hair is moved over the head
elevation angle or degree at which a subsection of hair is held, or lifted, from the dead when cuttin; also referred to as projectioin or lifting
four corners points on the head that signal a change in the shape of the head, from flat to round or vice versa
free-hand notching notching technique in which pieces of hair are snipped out at random intervals
free-hand slicing technique used to release weight from the subsection, allowing the hair to move more freely
graduated haircut graduated shape or wedge; an effect or haircut that results from cutting the hair with tension, low to medium elevation or over direction
graduation elevation occurs when a section is lifted above 0 degrees
growth pattern direction in which the hair grows from the scalp; also referred to as natural fall or natural falling position
guideline section of hair, located either at the perimeter or the interior of the cut, that determines the length the hair will be cut; also referred to as a guide; usually the first section that is cut to create a shape
hairline hair that grows at the outermost perimater alson the face, around the ears, and on the neck
head form shape of the head, which greatly affects the way the hair falls and behaves; also called head shape
interior inner or internal part
interior guideline guideline that is inside the haircut rather than on the perimeter
layered haircut graduated effect achieved by cutting the hair with elevation or over-direction
layers create movement and volume in the hair by releasing weight
line thin continuous mark used as a guide; can be straight or curved, horizontal, vertical or diagonal
long-layerd haircut haircut in which the hair is cut at a 180-degree angle; the resulting shape has shorter layers at the top and increasingly longer layers toward the perimeter
nape back part of the neck; the hair below the occipital bone
notching version of point cutting in which the tips of the scissors are moved toward the hair ends rather than into them; creates a chunkier effet
over-direction combing a section away from its natural falling position, rather than straight out from the head, toward a guideine; used to create increasing lengths in the interior or perimeter
palm-to-palm cutting position in which the palms of both hands are facing each other
parietal ridge widest area of the head, usually startin at the temples and ending at the bottom of the crown
part/parting line dividing the hair to the scalp that separates one section of hair from another or creates subsections
perimeter outer line of a hairstyle
point cutting haircuttin technique in which the tips of the shears are used to cut "points" into the ends of the hair
razor-over-comb texturizing technique in which the combg and the razor are used ont he surface of the hair
razor rotating texturizing technique similar to razor-over-comb, done with small circular motions
reference points points on the head that mark where the surface of the head changes or the behavior of hte hair changes, such as ears, jawline, occipatl bone, apex, and so on; used to establish desig lines tha are proportionate
sections to divide the hair by partin into uniform workin areas for control
scissor-over-comb haircutting technique in which the hair is held in place with the comb while the tips of the scissors are used to remove length
slicing technique that removes bulk and adds movement through the lengths of the hair; the shearsare not closed, and only the portion of the blades near the pivot is used
slide cutting method of cutting or thinning the hair in which the fingers and shears glide along the edge of the hair to remove length
slithering (effilating) process of thinning the hair to graduated lengths with shears, cutting the hair with a sliding movement of the shears while keeping the blades partially opened; also called effilating
stationary guideline guideling that does not move
subsections smaller sections within a larger section of hair, used to maintain control of the hair while cutting
tapers haircutting effect in which there is an even blend from very short at the hairline to longer lengths as you move up the head; "to taper" is to narrow progressively at one end
tension amount of pressure applied when combing and holding a section created by stretching or pulling the section
texturizing removing excess bulk without shortening the length; changing the appearance or behavior of the hair through specific haircuttin techniques, using shears, thinning shears, or a razor
traveling guideline guideline that moves as the haircuttin progresses, used often when creating layers or graduation
uniform layers hair is elecated to 90 degrees from teh scalp and cut at the same length
weight line visual "line" in the haircut, where the ends of hte hair hang together