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The reference point that signals a change in head shape from flat Four corners
The straight lines that signal change in head shape from flat to round or vice versa Horizontal lines
The straight lines used to remove weight to create graduation or layering haircuts Vertical lines
The working areas hair is parted into for control in haircutting Sections
The angle at which the fingers are held when cutting the line that creates the end shape Cutting line
The guideline used when creating layers or a graduated haircut Traveling guideline
The technique of combing the hair away from its natural falling position, rather than straight out from the head Overdirection
The direction in which the hair grows from the scalp, also referred to as natural falling position Growth pattern
Type of comb used for close tapers on the nape and sides when using the scissor-over-comb technique Barber comb
Technique used to free up the cutting hand to cut a subsection Transferring the comb
The amount of pressure applied when using combing and holding a subsections Tension
With what haircut is it customary to use a horizontal cutting line and to cut below your fingers or on the inside of your knuckles Blunt haircut or heavier graduated haircut
Visual line in a haircut, where the ends of the hair hang together Weight line
Parting the haircut in the opposite way it was cut, at the same elevation, to check for precision of line and shape Cross-checking
A method of cutting or layering hair in which the fingers and shears glide along the edge of the hair to remove length Slide cutting
The process of removing excess bulk without shortening hair length Texturing
The process of thinning hair to graduated lengths using a sliding movement of the shears with the blades kept partially open Slithering
What hair is best to work with when performing the slicing technique Dry hair
What does elevation create? Graduation and layers
A guideline located at the outer line of the cut Perimeter
What tension should be used on straight hair to create precise lines? Maximum
Using the razor on what hair will weaken the cuticle and cause frizzing? Curly
What does a great haircut begin with? Great consultant
A quick way to analyze a face shape is to determine if it is.. Wide or long
Hair density is the number of individual hair strands on how much of the scalp? 1 square inch
What may be used with cutting guards of various length Clippers
What on a pair of shears allows you to have more control over the shear? Finger tang
How often should your shears be cleaned and lubricated? After every client
When palming your shears, you should hold the comb between which fingers Thumb, index, and middle
What tool can texturizing not be done with? Clippers
Term referring to the shape of the head Head form
Places on the head that mark where the surface of the head changes Perimeters
Widest area of the head Parietal ridge
The bone that protrudes at the base of the skull Occipital bone
Highest point on the head Apex
Area at the back of the neck Nape
Triangular section that begins at the apex and ends at the front corners Bang area
A thin, continuous mark used as a guide Line
Lines parallel to the floor and relative to the horizon Horizontal
The space between two lines or surfaces that intersect at a given point Angle
Lines perpendicular to the horizon Vertical
Lines with a slanting or sloping direction Diagonal
Line dividing the hair at the scalp Part
To how many degrees is the hair elevated from the scalp to create uniform layers? 90
Shears best for adding increased blending Texturizing shear
Hand position most often used when cutting uniform or increasing layers Cutting over your fingers
Haircut that is cut at a 90 degree elevation and overdirected to maintain length and weight at the perimeter Long layered cut
When cutting a layered haircut on a client with hair past the shoulder blades, which technique is used to connect the top sections to the lengths? Slide cutting
Cutting tool that should generally be avoided when cutting curly hair Razor
How is a haircut cross-checked? By working across the area diagonally
Which haircut represents cutting the hair very short and close to the hairline and then gradually getting longer as you move up the head? A taper
The process when the hair contracts or lifts through the action of moisture loss/drying Shrinkage

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