4 Texturizing Shear Problems And How to Fix Them
Today’s most requested bob? Soft yet blunt, equally gorgeous styled straight or wavy. And the secret? For BTC Team Member Chris Jones (@chrisjones_hair), it’s texturizing scissors! Chris went live on BTC University from The BTC House to show us his technique, plus he explained four problems you might encounter using texturizing shears and how to solve them. Keep scrolling for all deets, then click here to purchase the entire step-by-step video at BTCU!
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The goal of today’s modern bob is soft bluntness—even though it looks loose, it’s still a precision cut. Using a texturizing scissor offers not only tons of movement, but also lots of forgiveness when cutting. “Think of cutting your line with a texturizing shear like sketching with a pencil,” Chris explains. “It’s very forgiving, since you can see what you’re cutting as you go and really sculpt the haircut visually.”
PROBLEM: Over-Graduating And Over-Texturizing
SOLUTION: Adding a slight graduation to a modern bob can give a haircut some lift and shape, Chris explains. But starting the graduation too high can leave the hair looking thin and over-texturized. Chris suggests using a wide-tooth comb and texturizing shears to point cut. “You only want to cut about 1/2 inch to 1 inch inside the hair,” Chris explains. “When you cut low, you won’t disrupt the line of your bob but still give the cut a little life.”
PROBLEM: Holding Texturizing Shears Incorrectly
SOLUTION: Chris changes how he holds texturizers depending on technique—that’s why he suggests using reversible texturizers, like the ARC™ Scissors Symmetry 10/10 Reversible Texturizer. Why? They allow you to cut hair using both sides of the blade.
Here’s how Chris would approach the following techniques:
- Point Cutting – To remove less hair, hold the shears almost parallel to the section that is being point cut with the teeth side of the blade on the top. To remove more hair, hold the shears at more of an angle (almost perpendicular) to the section that you’re cutting.
- Slide Cutting – Hold the texturizing shears so that the straight side of the blade is leading the way and enters the hair first.
- Scissors Over Comb – Hold the shears so that the tip of the shears is pointed down, use a wide tooth comb so that there isn’t a lot of tension on the hair and have the straight blade on top with the teeth right up against the client’s skin for control.
PROBLEM: Ruining The Line Of The Bob
SOLUTION: Chris emphasizes creating a clean line with regular shears at the start of your haircut to create a guide for you to follow when cutting with a texturizing shear. He recommends you hold the shears with the tip pointed down and the tooth side pressed right up against the skin. This way, the teeth of the shear grab the hair and the hair stays in place as you cut the line.
PROBLEM: Afraid Texturizers Will Cause Frizz
SOLUTION: One of the characteristics of a good haircut is a good grow out, and frizz can’t be anywhere near that. Chris suggests thinking of texturizers as a “soft shear.” Since they allow you to visually see where you are cutting the hair, there is less damage to the cuticle if you cut slowly and with purpose. “In my opinion,” Chris adds, “using a straight shear and scraping through the hair is more damaging and will create more frizz when the hair grows out.”
The Finished Look
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