Chop, chop, chop a way. Because 2022 is going to be a great year for people to get unique haircuts. In the best salons, the new thing is “intuitive cutting.” This is for people who want to try a new look that works just for them.
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The buzzcut was popular in 2021, as seen on Jordan Alexander, Iris Law and Adwoa Aboah. It’s becoming more common to seek a technique rather than a style. “Instinctive cutting” is the key phrase here.
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This is not a beginner’s method. Cuts freehand based on client’s face shape, hair type, and product regimen. Instead of showing a picture of a celebrity with the haircut they want, clients can show their own pictures. The goal – and aspiration – of instinctive cutting is a haircut as individual as the wearer.
George Northwood, whose celebrity clients include Alicia Vikader, Rachel Weisz, and the Duchess of Sussex instinctively. His goal is for his clients to “leave the chair with hair that works for them, not with a copy of something that doesn’t look or feel right.”
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According to Jacqueline Kilikita, senior beauty editor at Refinery29, she first saw the phrase on the websites of trendy hairdressers including Northwood, Adam Reed, and Hare & Bone. She tried it at The Hair Bros. “They layered and shaved inches off my lengths,” she recalls. “It was a great cut that complimented me well. Because the cut allows me to accept my natural waves, I haven’t straightened my hair since.
Kilikita believes the rise in popularity of this practice reflects the pandemic’s greater impact on self-image. “We want easy hair in real life and on Zoom,” she explains. The instinctual cutting is all about accepting individuality.
“Now that customization is more popular, everyone appears to have higher expectations,” adds Northwood. Bespoke style meets the individual’s needs and rarely disappoints.”
Good client-hairdresser relationships are vital. “Successful hairdressers will know what works best for their clients,” adds Northwood. Otherwise, the outcome can be safe or unfit.
Images can still be beneficial. A stylist can get a sense of your style by looking at images of hairstyles you like. “While they won’t use those photographs throughout the cut, they’ll likely customize components like a fringe or layers to fit your personality.”
Not many hairdressers know what spontaneous cutting is, so ask your stylist to go with their gut. Offer a yardstick in the form of photographs you like to ensure you’re both on the same page.”
However, academy director Tom Warr of London salon chain Blue Tit encourages learners to think on their feet when shown a picture: “If someone shows you a picture of a really sharp fringe and you realize they have a large cow’s lick, you may want to discuss that with the client.”
Tom Warr uses photos to get a sense of his clients’ tastes. “I like to see whether I get their personality,” he explains. “You assess their vibe. That can assist a lot.”
Source : The Guardian
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