The latest trend hairstyle is called “Calligraphy Cut.” But that is not meant as a specific hair length, but how to cut hair at the hairdresser. Allegedly, the Calligraphy Cut is supposed to transform flat, thin hair into a voluminous dream mane. We tested it!
If you believe my hairdresser, I have ‘wonderful hair.’ I would instead call it ‘thin and flat.’ And that’s why I try everything to conjure up a little more fullness in my head. When I recently clicked through the web in search of tips for fine hair, I came across something exciting: the calligraphy cut.
What Is The Calligraphy Cut?
The artistic-sounding term refers to a new type of hair-cutting technique. The hair is not cut with scissors as usual, but with a special knife. And honestly, that looks more like Japanese cuisine than a hairdressing salon.
But this knife is supposed to work a real miracle: It is supposed to conjure up a voluminous mane with a bounce from the tired, thin fur. The reason for this is said to be the oblique angle at which the hair is cut off with the blade. This ensures that the surface of the hair tips increases. This should provide volume, prevent split ends, and enable care substances to penetrate the hair better. The cutting technique should make the hairstyle look fuller and fluffier as a whole.
Calligraphy Cut: Where Can I Get It, And How Much?
When I read this, I HAD to test the Calligraphy Cut. But even then, there was the first difficulty: Who cuts a calligraphy cut? Hairdressers need special training for this haircut. This ensures that the hairstyle doesn’t look like a plucked chicken in the end but rather like a glossy, shiny wow mane.
And since the particular type of haircut takes longer than a classic scissor cut, the calligraphy cut usually costs more.
Calligraphy Cut: Experience
So I browsed the net and found a hairdresser in my town who offers Calligraphy Cut. First of all, you have to say: It takes some getting used to. The hair is divided into sections, taken backward or upwards, then cut off at an angle or rasped off in short movements with the Calligraphy Cut knife. This takes a little longer than with the scissors.
It was time to blow-dry after the whole head had been worked on. Then a little plucking, a little tousling and I have to say: The result looked great! My otherwise tired hair looked much more voluminous and not as flat because of the calligraphy cut. I was happy at least for now.
The Big But
After washing my hair at home the day after next, I wasn’t that excited about my new trendy hairstyle. Because without professional hands to blow dry me into shape, my hair, unfortunately, looked a bit groovy. And by that, I don’t mean excellent and rocky, but rather thinned out towards the tips. This is because the recommendations of the Calligraphy Cut are not all cut off horizontally over one length, but are beveled, which makes the individual hair thinner towards the tip.
The result was much better with a bit of mousse that I kneaded into my hair after the next wash. Nevertheless, I am not 100% convinced of the Calligraphy Cut. I can confirm that the hair looks fluffier. But they also seem a bit “eaten up.”
I don’t know whether it was due to my problem hair, the hairdresser’s skills, or the calligraphy cut itself, but the new trendy hairstyle that was so advertised did not convince me. But that’s just my very personal opinion. Because if you believe professionals, cutting technology is THE new thing. So it’s best to test it yourself!.
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