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Cross-checking the hair

Cross-checking the hair

Postby chris the limey » 22 Oct 2010 09:45 am

After cutting any head of hair the haircut should be checked very thoroughly across the sections to ensure that the haircut is level and even from all angles. This is known as cross-checking. However, remember when cross-checking a fashion cut not to get too enthusiastic and alter the line or shape of the style, particularly if the angles already cut are very steep.
Check carefully around the hairline at the sides, front and nape. If the hair has been held and cut away from the head, the underneath hair will be slightly longer, leaving wisps of hair which can make the finished line untidy. Unless this was intended to be part of the finished style they should be removed.

Preventing RSI

Try not to bend or twist your neck. Adjust and turn the chair so you can be exactly centred at the section you are doing. This also gives you the best results. Try to face straight ahead and look down slightly. If you bend your neck forward, you can easily put a 60 degree slant on it and this leads to headaches and backaches. After 20 degrees of slant, the weight of your head (8-12 pounds) is transferred from your skeleton to your muscles and that is a great strain. Imagine carrying 8 pounds of sugar around and you will get the idea. Let your bones carry the weight - they don't strain.
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