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Sectioning is a crucial element in achieving a balanced style. Most cuts are divided into segments: back, sides, front and interior.

It is important that you take clean, precise sections when you are making your partings or following your guidelines around the shape of your haircut. Your sections should correspond with your cutting line. For example, if your cutting line is horizontal, you should take a horizontal section or, if your cutting line is curved, you should take a curved section.

You should also note the features of your client’s head – the position of their eyes and ears, the shape of their nose, their hairline points, etc. Make sure you take enough sections. The more sections and guidelines you use in the neck, side and front areas, the easier you will find the cutting process. Remember, if you make your sections clean, you will get precise cutting lines.