How-To: Soften Ends

Donald Scott, chief creative hair artist, is showcasing his exclusive razor technique to create cuts with movement, dimension and texture in.To get the effect of a soft, wispy look, Donald suggests using the Carving Comb on the ends of hair in a rapid back and forth cutting motion. Using a razor instead of shears with this technique results in long and short pieces of hair for added texture to the otherwise blunt line.

How-To: Soften Edges 

Step 1: Prepare the hair with 2-3 mists of Donald Scott NYC Liquid Tool Glide to wet hair for ultimate slip, glide and finish.

Step 2: Hold the hair with 1 1/2 inches exposed between two fingers.

Step 3: Using both cutting sides of your Carving Comb, use a rapid back and forth motion until the ends are softened and textured.  Continue as needed for weightless movement and definition.


About: Donald Scott, the hair artist’s hair artist, introduced his first innovation, the Caving Comb, through an affiliation with Paul Mitchell Pro Tools. Now, with the launch of his namesake collection, Donald Scott NYC features six razor cutting tools and PREPARE, the first and only liquid tool. For more info visit

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