The vocab you NEED to know
A-Line Bob: A geometric bob resembling a capital ‘A’
Asymmetry: A cut with different lengths either side.
Balayage: A highlighting technique that creates a more natural, sun-kissed look.
Beachy: Wavy hair with a wind-tousled effect.
Bevel: To flick the hair in or out at the ends (usually with straightening irons).
Choppy: A way of cutting the hair so all ends vary slightly in length.
Cortex: Inner part of the hair’s structure.
Cuticles: Your cuticles form a protective layer that covers the shaft of your hair.
Diffuse/Diffuser: A diffuser is an adapter you pop on the head of your hairdryer. This spreads out the air flow and allows for gentler drying – which is especially good for curls.
Feathering: Finely textured layering where the hair is cut at an angle, rather than across. This provides a softer line to the hair.
Graduation: The opposite of layering. Graduation can build up a shape and a curve in the hair.
Overdirecting: Blow-drying out the hair to one side and then flipping it to part on the other to give volume.
Undercut: A shaven or shorter part underneath the main layers of hair to remove the weight.
Wefts: Temporary hair extensions that are glued into your hair.