Not so new of a technique. But let’s call it the new rave, of cutting.

It’s just all weight removal with stroke cutting.
No more any layers that has attached to it “system cutting techniques”.
And putting layers these days from a “system cutting” it is no longer an option.

Or the looks are dated.

It’s all texture and weight removal.
You emulate the cut as if it grew out already.
So maintenance is lower and the cuts last longer.