There are three types of cutting guides - stationary, traveling and spatial over direction – each one serving a specific purpose. Andrew Caruthers, Director of Education for Sam Villa, demonstrates each guide and the results they yield in this video.
“Knowing how and when to use a certain type of cutting guide will dramatically improve your proficiency when cutting,” says Carruthers.
Stationary – When a guide is set and all new sections are over directed to that stationary point. This builds the most weight.
Traveling – When a piece of the previously cut section is used as the guide for the next section being cut. This builds minimal weight.
Spatial Over Direction – Create a spatial object to over direct hair to instead of a point on the head. Try using an imaginary wall – the shape of the head will create the length, the more the head curves, the more the hair has to reach to the imaginary wall.
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