calligraphy haircut

The Calligraphy Haircut May be the Solution to Many of Your Hair Problems

Finally, a universal cutting technique!

What would you if your hair dresser chopped your hair off with a blade? We know, that sounds a bit scary. Hey, it’s all about trusting the process, right? The calligraphy haircut is the latest hair cutting technique taking over the industry right now and we can’t help but obsess over the results.

Want to learn more about this cutting technique? Keep scrolling to learn what exactly it is, who it’s best for, and what’s types of cuts it works well with.

All About the Calligraphy Haircut

Whether you want to know what exactly this haircut is, who it’s best for, or how to ask for it, there’s no need to worry because we’ve got you covered!

What is a calligraphy haircut?

before and after calligraphy cut
Before and after. Photo Credit: @hairsoakedinbbleach

The calligraphy haircut is any haircut that uses the calligraphy cutting technique. This technique uses a specific blade called the calligraphy pen to cut the hair. The blade allows each strand to be cut at a perfect 21-degree angle, giving the hair a sharper, more precise cut.

When the tool is held like a pen, and your stylist uses their pointer finger to move it, this will create a very gentle cut.

What we love most about this technique is how long the actual cut lasts. When your hair is cut with a calligraphy pen, the cut lasts about four week longer than when it’s done with regular hair scissors. Plus, you’ll notice that you don’t get split ends as easily–sounds perfect to us!

How to Ask for a Calligraphy Cut?

girl with highlighted calligraphy cut
Photo Credit: @beauty.x.mark

The first step is to make sure you go to a hair dresser that’s certified in calligraphy haircuts. The tool does require a special training, so it’s important to know if your salon offers it! If they do, it’s pretty much free range. Let your hairdresser know you want the cut done with a calligraphy pen, and then get ready for them to work their magic on your strands.

Which haircuts are best to get when using the calligraphy haircut technique?

One of the best things about a calligraphy haircut is the fact that there aren’t any limits when it comes to the types of haircuts you can get. Everything from pixies to lobs and even bangs are achievable with this tool. We know, it may sound too good to be true, but trust us, it seriously works for any haircut. Your stylist has so much freedom on your hair shaft when using this tool, so you’ll be able to get one of the most precise cuts ever.

Which hair types work best with the calligraphy haircut?


Photo Credit: @shannondidmyhairGuess what?! Everyone is in luck here. The calligraphy cut can be done on any hair type. However, ladies with fine or curly hair may find they love this technique the most.

For those with fine or thin hair, this type of haircut will help add natural volume and fullness. If you’re a curly-haired girl, a calligraphy haircut will allow your stylist to sculpt your cut, which is more beneficial to the hair type

How to Style a Calligraphy Haircut

calligraphy cut middle part
Photo Credit: @hairbymaureendoyle

Alright, so you have the haircut, now you might be wondering, “How do I style it?” From the best shampoo to use to styling products, we’re giving you our top recommendations.

Volume Shampoo and Conditioner

You shampoo and conditioner set will ultimately depend on your hair type and the benefits you want to receive from the product. However, very rarely can you go wrong with a volume set. After all, this cut gives your strands a bit of a lift, so why not enhance it?

We love Suave Up The Volume Shampoo and Conditioner. This set is gentle on strands and moisturizes them while also making them appear more voluminous. We love how it is formulated with an Amino Acid Complex, which helps strengthen your hair to prevent breakage.

Air Dry Cream

This cut is best when you allow your strands to air dry and show off the natural texture of them. If you’re able to, give your hair a–most likely need–break from the heat and opt for Suave Air Dry Cream Heat Free Styler. Apply a small amount from the mid-shaft of your hair through the ends and then comb through to evenly distribute the product. If needed, individually twist pieces of hair to enhance your waves or curls. Then, you’re all set and ready for a frizz-free look.

Let us know if you’re going to try out the calligraphy haircut, and be sure to share your looks with us on Instagram @AllThingsHairUS.

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