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Hairdressing terms briefly explained: thinning, punching, slicing, shaped haircut, volume cut and Co.


When thinning, a very long pony or side contours are created with a beveled optics thinned with a so-called thinning knife. This knife, which is actually one of the hairdressing scissors, has an interrupted cutting surface and lets the hair fall straggly and loosely.

Looks great and is suitable especially for smooth short hairstyles and Fat hair. But even with fine hair thinning is possible; however, the aim here is to give the hair more volume. Certain parts are emphasized by it, which gives the impression of more fullness can arise.

As a rule, the thinning scissors are placed at an angle on the desired strand and cut once; so part of the hair falls off and it becomes thinner overall.

The thinning knife When thinning, the hair is thinned with the so-called thinning knife.


Short hairstyles get a very good punch through punching living structure and take away the visual harshness of an otherwise accurate cut. When punching a punch, the hairdresser puts one on the ends of the hair Jagged technique one that is applied irregularly and enables a trendy, slightly "torn" look.

In this way you can give fringed cut lines and at the same time take away volume and length. This punch line is also great after washing at home, because here you can achieve a super cheeky and smart hair look with a criss-cross dry blow and a touch of styling gel.


When the hairdresser talks about slicing, he means that Thinning the ends of the hair. To do this, he puts the scissors slightly open on different strands and gently pulls them down on the hair with the cutting surface. The hair is therefore not cut, but by the up and down movement of the scissors when it is passed along through the strand of hair thinned towards the tips.

Through this technique, for example a step cut more in volume and get one right when walking lively hairy appearance. There are differences in length that for one natural gradient and softer lines to care.


Graduating is the title of a cutting method that is particularly popular with the trendy and new asymmetrical bob cuts really comes into its own. This technique enables a smooth transition from a short hair on the back of the neck to a longer part of the back of the head.

To do this, the hair is gradually cut straight at a certain angle with a pair of blades or modeling scissors. The shorter the haircut, the stronger the graduation. Due to the different lengths of the hair, they fall in one step.

The finish is easy to care for after washing: simply blow dry the bob with a round brush!

Different hair cutting techniques

The shaped haircut

The shaped haircut is general wet cutafter shampooing. The reason for this is that all weak points and eddies as well as the natural fall of the hair can only be optimally recognized when the hair is wet.

The cutting technique is then the Graduation applied by pulling the hair at a certain angle and then cutting it. This is possible because wet hair becomes stretchable and can thus gain up to 20 percent of its length.

Shaped haircut With the shaped haircut, the hair can be optimally cut into shape.

With the help of this technique, the hair can be ideally cut into shape, which makes it look fuller, more natural and looser. The hair is also through this relatively easy to care for, because it always fits well with a shaped haircut and doesn't require a lot of styling.

One can apply techniques to To give or take volume and thanks to the shaped haircut, the hairstyle - as the name suggests - stays in shape. Men in particular prefer the topiary because it is for the most easy-care cuts belongs.

The volume haircut

The same technique is used for volume haircuts as for shaped haircuts. With this type of cut, too, the hair is cut by graduation when it is wet.

The only difference is that when it comes to cutting a lot of volume should be generated, usually with the help of a very stepped cut. Due to the special cut, the hair becomes one external momentum awarded, which provides more fullness and movement.

A novel species is also called 5-point cut designated; a cut in the skeleton pattern is used, which ensures that the individual hairs serve each other as support. However, this cutting technique requires professional skill and should be left to a good hairdresser.

The split haircut

The third variant of haircutting is the split haircut. Either only the tips of the hair are cut, depending on how they are handled, dry or damp, or one also turns to the top hair, because split ends can often be seen there too.

So this is the simplest and therefore also cheapest type of haircutHowever, it should be noted that the split haircut does not add much to volume or a good fit, but only removes existing split ends.

Strand by strand is pulled smooth or kept under tension. This way, the broken areas where the hair is sticking out can be quickly identified. These areas are now simply cut off with a pair of scissors. At best, this cut should also be left to a specialist.

Dry haircut

It is important to know that shaping is not possible with a dry haircut. The dry haircut is particularly popular with men because it is faster and cheaper. The hair will cut when dry, at best a little moistened.

However, it has certain disadvantages, because in addition to the missing shape, unlike with contour cutting, no weak points such as vortices can be detected. The hairstyle only gets hold and shape with the help of styling products, which in the end makes it much more complex. Without styling, the haircut makes a flat impression with no real volume.