Cutting Techniques with Hairdressing Scissors: Layering, Point Cutting, and More

Cutting Techniques with Hairdressing Scissors: Layering, Point Cutting, and More

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As a hairstylist, using various cutting techniques with hairdressing scissors allows you to create a wide range of hairstyles and textures. Here are some common cutting techniques and how to execute them:

  1. Layering:
    • Layering is a technique used to create dimension and movement in the hair. It involves cutting different lengths of hair to create layers that blend seamlessly. To layer hair, follow these steps:
      • Section the hair into layers, starting from the crown and working down.
      • Hold a small section of hair at a 90-degree angle away from the head and cut horizontally to create the desired layer length.
      • Work your way through each section, blending the layers to create a smooth transition.
  2. Point Cutting:
    • Point cutting is used to create texture and softness at the hair ends. It involves cutting the hair with the tips of the scissors instead of cutting straight across. To point cut, follow these steps:
      • Hold a small section of hair in your fingers and point the scissors vertically towards the ends.
      • Make small upward cuts into the hair ends, creating texture and a softened look.
  3. Blunt Cutting:
    • Blunt cutting is used to create a clean, straight line at the hair ends. It involves cutting the hair straight across at the desired length. To blunt cut, follow these steps:
      • Comb the hair straight down, ensuring the hair is even and aligned.
      • Hold the hair between your fingers at the desired length and cut straight across.
  4. Texturizing:
    • Texturizing is a technique used to remove bulk from the hair and create softness. It involves using texturizing or thinning scissors to cut into the hair. To texturize, follow these steps:
      • Take a small section of hair and point the texturizing scissors vertically towards the mid-shaft of the hair.
      • Make small, quick cuts into the hair, removing some of the hair weight.
  5. Slide Cutting:
    • Slide cutting is used to create soft and blended layers. It involves sliding the scissors along the hair while cutting. To slide cut, follow these steps:
      • Take a section of hair and hold it at a 45-degree angle away from the head.
      • Slide the scissors down the hair, cutting at a slight angle, to create soft, feathered ends.
  6. Scissor-Over-Comb:
    • The scissor-over-comb technique is used to blend and texturize the hair. It involves using a comb as a guide while cutting. To scissor-over-comb, follow these steps:
      • Hold a small section of hair between the comb and the scissors.
      • Slide the scissors over the comb while cutting to blend and texturize the hair.

Each cutting technique requires practice and precision. Experiment with different techniques and learn how to use your hairdressing scissors effectively to achieve various hairstyles and looks for your clients.

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