List of pertinent barber terms:
1. Grade – Refers to the clipper attachment used to determine the amount of hair cut.
2. Cuts – Refers to the length of hair cut, with lower numbers indicating shorter cuts.
3. Fades – Refers to a type of cut where the hair gets shorter down the sides and fades into the skin.
4. Tapers – Refers to a type of cut where the hair gradually and evenly gets shorter down the sides.
5. Hard Part – Refers to a style where the barber shaves a part into the hair with a straight razor or clippers.
6. Fringe/Bangs – Refers to the hair that sits over the forehead.
7. Sideburns – Refers to the hair that grows in front of the ears.
8. Arch – Refers to the space between the ear and the hairline.
9. Neckline Shape – Refers to the shape of the hairline at the back of the neck.
10. Round Neckline – Refers to a rounded shape of the hairline at the back of the neck.
11. Tapered Neckline – Refers to a gradual fade into the skin on the neck.
12. Texturizing – Refers to cutting hair at different lengths to add dimension.
13. Razored Texture – Refers to achieving texture using a razor blade or special scissors.
14. Layered Texture – Refers to adding volume by cutting hair at different lengths.
15. Choppy Texture – Refers to cutting hair at a 45-degree angle for a tousled look.
16. Thinned Out Hair – Refers to reducing bulk and blending the ends using thinning scissors.
17. Disconnected Cuts/Disconnected Undercut – Refers to a style where the hair on top is left long, while the hair underneath is cut short.
18. Short Back and Sides – Refers to a common haircut style with short back and sides and longer hair on top.
19. Highlights – Refers to lightening small sections of hair to add dimension.
20. Hot Towel Shave – Refers to using a hot towel to soften beard hair and open up pores before shaving.
21. Beard Oil – Refers to a conditioner for the beard that makes the hair soft and manageable.
22. Buzz Cut – Refers to shaving the hair close to the skin all around the head.
23. High and Tight – Refers to a haircut with short sides and a couple of inches of hair on top.
24. Crew Cut – Refers to a haircut tapered on the sides and longer on top, but not too long.
25. Butch Cut – Refers to a short style where the hair is cut the same length all around the head.
26. Ivy League Cut – Refers to a style similar to a crew cut but with longer hair on top that can be combed over.
27. Businessman Cut – Refers to a style similar to a crew cut and ivy league cut but with even longer hair on top.
28. Undercut – Refers to a style with short sides and back that are disconnected from the hair on top.
29. Line Up – Refers to cutting the hair along the natural hairline to straighten it.
30. Flat Top Haircut – Refers to a style with short sides and the hair on top cut to stand up and have a flat shape.
31. Temple Fade – Refers to a haircut that fades around the temples, sometimes combined with a line up.
32. Comb Over Fade – Refers to a haircut that fades the hair close to the skin on the sides while keeping the hair on top long enough to comb over.
33. French Crop – Refers to a hairstyle with short hair on the sides and long hair on top, often with a fringe.
34. Faux Hawk – Refers to a style with shorter hair on the sides and longer hair on top, allowing for spiked-up styling.
35. Pompadour – Refers to a hairstyle with long hair on top that is combed back.
36. Quiff – Refers to a hairstyle with short hair on the back and sides, while the hair on top is long enough to be brushed up and back.