How to use hairdressing scissors for different haircuts.

How to use hairdressing scissors for different haircuts.


Using hairdressing scissors for different haircuts involves understanding the cutting techniques and the specific type of haircut you're aiming to achieve. Here are some guidelines for using scissors effectively for various haircuts:

  1. Blunt Cut:
    • A blunt cut is a classic haircut with even, straight lines. To achieve this, use straight-edged hairdressing scissors. Comb the hair straight down and cut it horizontally, keeping the tension consistent.
  2. Layered Cut:
    • Layering adds texture and volume to the hair. Use point-cutting with hairdressing scissors to create soft layers. Hold the hair vertically and cut into the ends with the points of the scissors, varying the length of each cut to create layers.
  3. Pixie Cut:
    • A pixie cut is short and chic. Use small hairdressing scissors for precision. Cut the hair close to the scalp and blend the layers to create a textured, edgy look.
  4. Bob Cut:
    • For a bob haircut, use straight-edged scissors to create even lines. Section the hair, comb it straight down, and cut horizontally. Ensure that the line is level all around the head.
  5. Textured Cut:
    • To add texture to the hair, use thinning or texturizing shears. These scissors have notched blades that remove bulk and create a more textured look. You can use them throughout the hair to create movement and softness.
  6. Fringe or Bangs:
    • Creating fringe or bangs requires precision. Use sharp hairdressing scissors to trim the fringe to the desired length. Be careful not to cut too much at once, as it's easier to make adjustments later.
  7. Feathering:
    • Feathering adds softness to the ends of the hair. Use point-cutting with hairdressing scissors to create feathered ends. Hold the hair vertically and cut into the ends to create a soft, feathery effect.
  8. Razored Cut:
    • A razored cut is achieved with specialized razoring scissors. These scissors have notched blades that create a textured, edgy look. Use them to add movement and soften the hair's edges.
  9. Graduated Cut:
    • A graduated cut creates a stacked effect, with the hair longer at the top and shorter toward the nape of the neck. Use scissor-over-comb or clipper-over-comb techniques for precision in creating this graduated effect.
  10. Texturizing and Thinning:
    • Use thinning or texturizing shears to remove excess bulk and add texture to the hair. These scissors have notched or serrated blades that create a softer look.
  11. Wet vs. Dry Cutting:
    • Consider whether you're cutting hair wet or dry. Wet hair cutting provides more control and precision, while dry cutting allows you to see the hair's natural fall and movement.
  12. Cross-Check:
    • After cutting, always cross-check your work. Comb the hair in the opposite direction to ensure that it's even and balanced.
  13. Proper Hand Position:
    • Maintain proper hand position when using scissors to avoid strain and achieve accuracy. The thumb should go through the smaller ring and the remaining fingers through the larger ring.
  14. Maintain Your Scissors:
    • Regularly maintain and sharpen your scissors to ensure they perform at their best.

Remember that practice and training are essential for mastering these techniques. Consider taking hairstyling courses or seeking guidance from experienced professionals to improve your scissor skills and achieve different haircuts effectively.

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