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Introduction to Women's Straight Cut


Master the Straight Cut and Invent Your Own Hairstyles

Hairstyling has a long history that dates back to the years before the birth of Christ. The way people wear their hair determines their age, race, gender, social strata, marital status, and their personality. Though there have been so many hairstyles that have existed through the ages, straight cut has never gone out of trend, rather it has evolved.

Simplicity in a straight chop

Simple in procedure, the straight cut involves basic techniques required for careers in hairdressing that can be used while experimenting with other styles like layer cut, wedge cut, wispy cut, and more. It involves cutting the hair straight across to maintain perfectly horizontal ends and create an elegant appeal. It can be created with scissors for blunt and straight ends, or with a razor for clinging ends.

If you wish to be a professional hairdresser, then a straight cut will be your first challenge to conquer upon, after which you will be ready to learn other simple techniques. The cut involves many intricate techniques like creating a guideline, maintaining even lengths, avoiding loose ends, and trimming the hair according to the curvature of the head. If you master the straight cut, other advanced hairstyles will become easy to practice.

Evolution of the straight cut

One of the easiest cuts, a straight cut adds a touch of elegance to those with sleek and straight hair. Although this cut has been practiced on straight hair, modern hairdressers have brought innovation to this style, making it look gorgeous on those with other hair types like curly and wavy hair. The style has made it through the ages when women straightened their hair chemically to sport a long and straight style, to the age where women embrace their natural hair type and experiment with different styles.

It is all about geometry, and a straight cut is the foundation that can help in applying this geometry with other hairstyles and innovative looks. Born out of a simple, long, and straight cut are those styles that are much in trend today, like pixie cut1, layer cut, hime cut2, long bob3, fringes (bangs), asymmetrical cuts, and many more.

Modern-day straight cuts

Unlike the olden days, there is a lot of versatility in straight cut styles in the present years. It is not just preferred by people with long and straight hair but is popular among those with curly, kinky, and wavy hair with varying lengths. Hairdressers have helped the cut to evolve, mixing various geometrical styles with streaks transforming the conventional straight cut into a multi-dimensional style.

Your first online hairdressing tutorial can inspire you to experiment with the basic straight cut techniques and invent new styles that can hit the fashion world like other existing straight cut styles. So go ahead, watch the step-by-step tutorial and learn hairdressing as a hobby or for your profession at our website. Soon you will learn that one simple cut can help in catapulting you towards success in this field.

Haircut definitions

1. Pixie cut – A pixie cut is a relatively short hairstyle. Hair is short on the back and sides of the head and slightly longer on the top.

2. Hime cut - A hime haircut consists of straight long hair with cheek-length sides and short bangs

3. Long bob -A long bob is a one-length (blunt) haircut just above the shoulders.

Video tutorial

Watch the video tutorial repeatedly to learn, and master this haircut. You would have to first practice on dolls before moving on to cutting human hair. You can get all the hairdressing accessories required for the hair cut from our website.

Materials required for this hair cut are doll, stand, combs, clips, scissors, and water bottle. Follow the method given below while proceeding with the hair cut.


  •  Mount the doll head on the stand. This is a substitute for your customer.
  • Stand behind the customer; use the mirror for reference and part the hair right in the middle. The customer will have the freedom to part the hair without having any visible loose ends if the straight cut partition is in the middle.
  • Wet the hair well with water, and comb it down to untangle strands.
  • Comb the hair well, and using clips, section off about three inches in the front, on both sides.
  • Now, tilt down the customer’s head and ensure that the positioning is right, before continuing with the straight cut.


  • Take the first division to cut at the nape of the neck, and twist the rest of the hair in a clip at the crown. Ensure that the division of hair is wet.
  • Keep the hair close to the body and cut it to the desired length. Use this section as the guideline for cutting the rest of the division. Follow the length as you cut the entire division. Check to ensure if the extreme tips are on the same level.
  • Create the next division the same way as you did for the nape. Use the first guideline, and follow the length, to cut the sections of this division. Always follow the procedure of finding your guideline underneath the longer division, and cut the hair according to the guideline.
  • Work through the rest of the divisions, as you finish cutting all the hair that was bunched in the clip at the crown.
  • After this, you can begin to cut the sides.
  • Take the lowermost division of the side and use the already cut section of hair from the back, as reference.
  • Tilt the head towards the other side without leaning front or back.
  • Use the cut hair as a guideline and begin to cut the division.
  • Follow the same procedure until you finish cutting for all divisions.
  • Do the same for the other side.


  • After finishing with the cutting, check for loose ends and uneven lengths.
  • Move the parting to both sides, check for loose ends, and cut them.
  • Section an inch of hair on both sides; comb the hair straight down and check for loose ends.

If there are no loose ends, the cut is of perfect length.

If this lesson is of interest to you, for more details (step-by-step instructions), please watch our FREE hairdressing lesson; Women's straight cut (V1L1).