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Hair Design

Cosmetology

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asymmetrical balance is established when two imaginary halves of a hairstyle have an equal visual weight, but the two halves are positioned unevenly. opposite sides of the hairstyle are different lengths or have a different volume. asymmetry can be horizontal or diagonal
balance establishing equal or appropriate proportions to create symmetry. in hairstyling,, it is the relationship f height to width
bang area Also known as fringe area; triangular section that begins at the apex, or high point of the head, and ends at the front corners.
concave profile Curving inward; prominent forehead and chin, with other features receded inward.
contrasting lines Horizontal and vertical lines that meet at a 90-degree angle and create a hard edge.
convex profile Curving outward; receding forehead and chin
curved lines Lines moving in a circular or semi-circular direction; used to soften a design
design texture Wave patterns that must be taken into consideration when designing a style.
diagonal lines Lines positioned between horizontal and vertical lines. They are often used to emphasize or minimize facial features.
directional lines lines with a definate forward or backward movement
emphasis Also known as focus; the place in a hairstyle where the eye is drawn first before traveling to the rest of the design.
form the mass or general outline of a hairstyle it is three-dimensional and has length, width, and depth
harmony the creation of unity in a design; the most important of the art principles. holds all the elements of the design together
horizontal lines lines parallel to the floor or horizon, create width in design
parallel lines repeating lines in a hairstyles' may be straight or curved
profile outline of the face, head, or figure seen in a side view
proportion the comparative relation of one thing to another; the harmonious relationship among parts or things
rhythm a regular pulsation or recurrent pattern of movement in a design
single lines a hairstyle with only one line, such as the one-length hairstyle
space the area surrounding the form or the area the hairstyle occupies
straight profile neither convex nor concave; considered the ideal
symmetrical balance two halves of a style; form a mirror image of one another
transitional lines usually curved lines that are used to blend and soften horizontal or vertical lines
vertical lines lines that are straight up and down; create length and height in hair design
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