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March 5, 2019

3 Dry-Cutting Weight Removal Tricks

Joel Torres Dry Cutting Techniques Weight Removal Hair Tricks TIGI
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Cutting Dry: Weight Removal, Blending & Texture
Want to learn how you can personalize texture with dry-cutting methods, but don’t know where to start? BTC’s got you covered. We asked cool-girl texture master Joel Torres (@joeltorresstyle) his favorite tricks for removing weight, blending layers and customizing texture when cutting dry. Learn Joel’s three different techniques, when to use them and how below—then watch the demo videos to see them all in action!

 

How To Prep For Dry-Cutting: 
Joel prefers to use dry-cutting techniques on a smooth, clean canvas so he preps the hair by washing it with TIGI Professional Copyright Custom Care™ Shampoo and Conditioner followed by a sleek blowout to prevent frizz. Then, he recommends applying Custom Create™ Split End Repair Cream to clients with straight hair and Custom Create Texturising Salt Spray for a more textured, full-bodied look.

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Choose The Right ✂️ Technique
After creating the basic shape or foundation of the haircut, identify what you want to achieve and how you want to personalize the texture. This will determine the technique:

  • Weight removal
  • Internal layering
  • Effortless texture
  • Connecting & blending layers

 

1. Technique: Weave Back-Cutting

  • When To Use: Weight removal and internal layers for movement and support.
  • Finishing Tip: Apply TIGI Custom Complete™ Revitalising Dry Shampoo to the roots for a matte refresh with an all-over texture boost.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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2. Technique: Back-Cutting

  • When To Use: Visually blend and connect short layers and the perimeter. Always keep the blades closed for a clean cut without friction to prevent damage.
  • Finishing Tip: Apply TIGI Bed Head Headrush for instant shine and softness.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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3. Technique: Twist + Cut

  • When To Use: Weight removal, connecting layers and creating effortless texture.
  • Finishing Tip: Apply Custom Create™ Volume Finishing Spray for touchable movement and longer-lasting volume with a polished finish.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Finished result?! Textured perfection. Tap through his cool-girl finished looks! 

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