The glitz of volume to take with you, please: This ingenious hair-cutting technique transforms even the finest hair into a full lion's mane.
If you have fine hair, you probably know the challenges that come with styling: Attempts to transform flat strands into a voluminous mane usually fail in vain - whether with texturizing spray or curling iron. Perhaps you should try a new haircut instead of intensive styling? We discovered a new hair-cutting technique that is not only unique but is also supposed to conjure up mega-volume: the calligraphy cut.
You are probably more familiar with the term calligraphy from art - it describes a decorative style of handwriting. The haircut of the same name even has a lot in common with it: More than 20 years ago, the German hairdresser Frank Brorman invented this special technique in which a “calligraphy pen” with a blade is used at the end instead of scissors. "A calligraphy haircut is a newer form of haircutting that uses a special cutting pen that cuts the hair at a 12-degree angle," explains Nick Stenson, celebrity hairdresser, and Matrix brand ambassador. While cutting, the stylist makes pulsating strokes in an up and down motion, almost as if he were writing - hence the name.
Jamie Wiley, celebrity stylist and art director at Pureology, explains that cutting your hair at that particular angle helps cut the end of each strand of hair diagonally. "This maximizes the hair surface and enables each strand of hair to absorb most of the moisture from the products, so the hair is particularly well cared for," she enthuses.
Thus, regardless of the length of your hair, the cut gives you more volume, texture, body, and movement. The versatility and flexibility of the calligraphy pen also help to be able to adapt the cut individually. That's why the cut also fits every hair structure, whether wavy, curly, or straight - calligraphy simply gives every hair XXL volume.