Hairbrained Quick-Tip: Get Familiar with Texturizing Shears

Texturizing shears can be utilized in two distinct ways: with the solid blade on the top, and with the solid blade on the bottom. This simple swap in positioning can yield vastly different results. Hector Rodriguez, Hairbrained member and Artistic Director for BMAC USA, demonstrates in this simple quick-tip video.

Solid blade on the bottom

When the solid blade is positioned this way, you’re cutting the hair on the bottom. This technique works to take weight out of the hair, which will add a chic, sleek look to the style.


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Solid blade on the top

When the solid blade is positioned this way, you’re cutting the hair on the top. This technique works to give texture and movement to the top of the hair, subsequently adding volume. 

Teeth Matter

Whether you’re aiming to add definition or you’re after a smooth, buttery finish, choosing the right tool for the job is important. Choose a 17-tooth shear for defined layering, and a 43-tooth shear for a soft, blended style. 

Though texturizing shears can be intimidating to use, mastering them can give you a great deal of flexibility within your craft. “Don’t be afraid of them,” says Hector. “Have some fun with them, and you’ll be amazed at the results that you see.”  

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