There are only three techniques for cutting hair - line, layer and graduation. Of the three, a line looks the most deceptively simple, which it most certainly is NOT.
Because of its overall appearance, it has not been able to generate great PR for itself unlike its peers.
It is often preceeded by the word 'just' before it and that's just silly. These are the things to remember while cutting a line. Make sure you choose a stylist who follows these steps:
1) He/she determines the length in agreement with the client. Is not in a rush. A bad line is mostly about: 'he/she went so short despite my being clear about the length I want to lose/keep.' 2) Keeps the hair evenly wet throughout the cutting process. Does not continue cutting if a section has dried up. This will severely affect the tension that was given to one section and makes line lopsided. Never a good sight! It's actually quite ugly.
3) Doesn't attempt to hide a bad line with a terrific big and bouncy blow dry that can only be achieved in a salon with a round brush!!! But don't get me started on that. That's for another day
3) They remains like a hawk at all times with respect to their and the client's body position and bending of the head.
4) No absolutely never let the clients cross their legs and arms while cutting.
5) Once they've finished cutting all sections, blow dry smooth and look closely for flaws and cleans up. There should be minimum imperfections if you have followed the technique right. But still always cross check and never be too sure and behave like a pompous prick.
6) Remain humble!
A nice clean line can be one of the sexiest to waltz around in. Call your girl - Scissorbella - if you want one.