How to Dry Cut the Perimeter of a Textured Bob

If you haven't added dry cutting to your repertoire, now might be a good time to start. Not only does dry cutting allow you to create a design that works around any cowlicks or kinks in your client's hair, but it also allows you to be highly visual in your approach. In this how-to video, watch as Jesse Linares, Sam Villa ArTeam Member, demonstrates a free-hand dry cutting approach on the perimeter of a textured bob that creates texture while removing length. “This dry cutting approach saves time at the chair, and it creates a nice crisp edge with lots of interior texture,” adds Linares.

 Tips to Remember

  • To better judge length and texture, it is crucial to finish hair the way the guest will wear it before cutting.
  • Use a large Sam Villa Artist Series Handle Comb, and with the spine against the guest’s skin use shears to gently tuck hair into the teeth to hold. This larger comb gives a lot of space to hold hair without tension while cutting.
  • Subdivide larger sections before tucking into the comb for control.
  • Using Sam Villa Signature Series 7” Dry Cutting Swivel Shears, rotate grip down and work ergonomically while taking the ends off from the inside out to create a lot of interior texture - more so than if point cutting.
  • It is important to move the fringe area out of its natural fall over to where the guest will actually wear it, and then cut it. This prevents accidentally taking too much length off.

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