What does a good haircut mean? To look good? To feel good? To be durable? Preferably all in one?
Those of you who know me are aware that for me Calligraphy Cut is not only a tool but a philosophy. My aim is not to replace scissors, it’s something else. I’m not searching for the perfect haircut, but for emotions. I want to touch my customers’ hair and think “Wow – the hair really feels great”. I want to see their happy faces when Calligraph touches their hair. I want to see the hair dance when my customers are leaving the salon. That’s why I became a hairstylist.
Calligraph is the tool enabling this to me. The hair is always being cut in a constant cutting angle of 21 degree. It gets an impulse to move into the desired direction and becomes more flexible, living and swinging. The hair tips get more volume and reflect the light much better like an angular cut diamond. The blade preserves the hair and does not squeeze it like scissors. Therefore, you will get much later and less split hair ends. The hair stays healthy. A pleasant side effect: It feels like a massage when Calligraph touches the hair.
More volume, more shine, less split hair ends and a massage – does this perhaps mean a perfect haircut?
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Jürgen Peterseim, Fachhochschule Münster, carried out an empiric study on the cutting surface of different hair. He wanted to find out the differences of a haircut done by scissors, razor and Calligraph. Scanning electron micrograph photos (SEM) were taken with a magnification range of 500x to 2,000x from different types of hair. Here are his results:
… The cutting surfaces are characterized by two different sections separated by a highly structured and brittle looking, elevated burr. This appearance can without constraint be explained by the cutting mechanism. (…) The burr is being built because of tearing off the residual material …
… Pending on the quality and the age of the blade, there are obvious markings and scorings showing the cutting direction. The cutting surface itself shows further clear markings in form of scorings, but also different deformations, e. g. honeycomb structures of differing intensity…
… The cutting surfaces primarily show a very homogenous and uniform appearance. There are no or only slight scorings and no honeycomb structures as partly caused by the razor (and also by scissors)...