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Hair cutting techniques

It's All in the Cut

Do you prefer a particular cutting technique, or are you interested in trying something new?


Not every stylist sticks to the basic style of cutting taught in most every cosmetology school, as there is much more to offer.  Cosmetology schools tend to follow the ideas of the basics originally created by Vidal Sassoon, or, in other words, a British style of cutting.  It is a difficult style to master, and advanced cutting classes are required to fully grasp the concept.


Check out the styles of cutting we offer, and which stylists perform each style:

Hair cutting at ROCA Salon & Spa in Kansas City
  • Precision British Cutting, Sassoon Method Trained
    Sassoon cutting, named after the awe-inspiring Vidal Sassoon, is the "Harvard" of precision design.  Masterfully executed precise edges, layers, and blending are most notably recognized in geometric cuts but are the foundation of well-executed cuts of all shapes.
    |  Rod  |  Rhonda  Kipp  |


  • Standard British CuttingPivot Point Cutting, or other Branded Technique
    Modeled after classic Sassoon cutting techniques, these are both standards for most cosmetology schools, though many schools attach their own name to the techniques. These techniques and names are also modified for various beauty product manufacturer's training.
    |  Kelley  |  Oz  Dalton  | Manuel |  Cassie  |  Kathleen  |  Kalie  Cydni  |


  • French Cutting
    The French are known for their glamorous, yet easy-going style.  French hair cutting embraces the hair's natural movement with ease of styling.  The haircut is sculpted in direct correlation to the individual's bone structure and is more freestyle in nature, with the finishing cutwork performed after the hair is dried to emphasize movement and texture.  One thing, in particular. you will notice is that the stylist's feet, body, arms, and hands all move in the same line of the angle that the hair is being cut, almost as in a choreographed dance, where their body becomes one with the hair.
    |  Rhonda  |


  • Razor Cutting
    Razor cutting is a specialty technique which few stylists are confident in using, or even know how to perform.  Using a fresh blade for every new haircut, the hair is left soft on the edges.  It is excellent when a whispy style is desired, or to make coarse, stubborn hair more manageable.
    Rod  |  Rhonda  |


  • Dry Curl Sculpting / Deva Curl Cutting / Oidad Curl Cutting
    Curls are meant to be cut dry, on both men and women.  Our owner, Rhonda, has specialized in curly hair cutting for over 5 years and has created her own unique style she calls "Dry Curl Sculpting.  She has taught several of our stylists this unique approach to curls.
    |  Rhonda  |  Oz  |  Kalie  Dalton  | Cydni  Ebonie  |


  • Dry Cutting
    Aside from curly hair, hair which is fine in texture benefits from dry cutting to allow the stylist observe the natural movement and weight distribution in the hair.  Even hair which is thick, but the texture is fine benefits from dry hair cutting.
    |  Rhonda  |  Kelley  |



  • Clipper Cutting
    Clipper cutting is generally associated with men's grooming and utilizes electric clippers with or without a measurement guard.  Those who offer clipper cuts are typically skilled in "scissor-over-comb" cutting, where the comb is used to hold and guide the hair, rather than fingers.
    |  Rod  |  Rhonda  |  Kelly  Dalton  |  Oz  ManuelKathleen  |  Kalie  Kipp  |

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