Cut Hair Better, Immediately: Tip #2 of Ten
Tip number two on my list of the things you can do RIGHT NOW to be a better haircutter is to have a plan for the haircut before your begin the haircut.
In this tip I am not speaking of your client consultation. We have already addressed that in tip number one. In tip number two you have a very clean idea of what the client wants. Now you need to have a clear roadmap of what you will cut and how you will cut it. In the case of basic shapes you have cut many times you will, over time, develop habits and muscle memory. Some of your best work will become a function of habit. You will create amazing haircuts and shapes on autopilot. Before the autopilot kicks in and as you are building your skills you will want to plan out haircut from start to finish. Writing out the steps of the cut, in order can be a powerful tool. Doodling the sectioning and partings on a head sheet are great ways to visualize, clarify and solidify a plan.
Plan you work and work your plan. Your next haircut will be a better haircut.