Although there’s a language barrier between us and Kazuma Kurate, a Tokyo, Japan-based hair designer, the talent and artistry of this professional’s cutting and color work deserves to be celebrated.

Throughout the artist’s online portfolio and Instagram platform, @kazuma_genuine, it’s clear the Sassoon-trained artist places value on the customization of each finish based on his client’s individual features.

Below is how to translate the cutting charts:

Black line = major section

Green line = cutting section

Red line = over-direction/elevation

Blue line = cutting line

For added inspiration, visit Kurate's website or Instagram page  to see breakdowns of cutting sections and projections, as well as inspiring imagery.

Even if you don't translate the text, you'll be able to walk away with a fresh perspective on customization and clean lines.

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