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December 17, 2019

Our Top Texturizing Tips Of 2019

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The New Year is almost here and clients are coming in with a “New Year, New Me” attitude. For those looking to shed a little extra weight (in their hair!) we gathered some of our favorite texturizing techniques from this past year. Scroll down to get our best weight-removing tips and click on the links for some serious cutting education! ✂️


When Industry ICON Sally Hershberger (@sallyhershberger) Stopped By The BTC House To Teach Her Legendary Shag And Showed Us How To “Cut Corners”


Sally and BTC Founder Mary Rector at The BTC House for Sally’s shag-cutting class on BTC University!


A shag naturally forms square layers or corners, but how you blend out the corners is what makes the cut. Keep the shag more conservative and save length by elevating the hair when removing the weight from the corners, while texturizing the corners out gives it an edgier vibe. “I think what really makes my shags work for people is that they’re so blended, because I take out that corner,” remarks Sally. “That corner can make it look very conservative or cool depending on how it flows.”




That Time When The King Of The Bob, Chris Jones (@chrisjones_hair) Broke Down How To Hold Texturizing Scissors Correctly. (He Also Broke Down Common Texturizing Mistakes & Solutions—A Must Read!)

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. 


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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.


  • Scissor 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.




If You’re Looking To Up Your Texturizing Game, Check Out Carolynn Judd’s (@styled_by_carolynn) Shear Shattering Technique! 



Don’t miss out on this subtle texturizing technique! We broke it down for you here:

  • With the shears barely open, use a fast motion of sliding the shears up through the section of hair. Since the motion of this technique is fast, you don’t want to drag the shears through the hair.


  • Carolynn recommends cutting with a very sharp shear. For this haircut, Carolynn used the ARC™ Scissors PHANTOM 6” Scissors because they are extremely sharp and light weight. If the shears aren’t sharp enough, they can really tug when sliding through the section, Carolynn explains, that just isn’t comfortable for the client.




When BTC Visual Editor Megan Schipani (@shmeggsandbaconn) Demonstrated Her Internal Layering Technique 

Internal layering, or what Megan likes to call hidden layers, is one of her fave techniques for the blunt bob/lob shape because it adds movement and volume without taking away from the strong perimeter. They may appear drastic compared to the rest of the length, but since the layers are hidden inside the hair we promise your client won’t notice them.


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To create internal layers…

Take vertical or horizontal sections, hold them out at a 90 degree angle and then “chip away” (cut small sections of hair near the midshaft) where weight needs to be removed. Just be sure to cut at an angle to avoid creating hard lines and use a sharp shear like the ARC™ Scissors PHANTOM 7″ shear to avoid snagging the hair.


BTC Team Member And Celeb Stylist Buddy Porter (@buddywporter) Taught His Technique For Top Layers. Click Here For The Full How-To For This Bob!


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For the top layers, take radial sections starting at the crown. Overdirect the section (about 1½ inches in size) toward the face and cut the corner within the section to create the layer. Be sure to not take the sections too deep or this will weaken the perimeter. This haircut is very visual, Buddy explains, so if the top section still looks too heavy, bring the radial sections back up and slightly point cut to remove more weight.


Pro Tip: When dry cutting, it’s important to not bend or pull on the hair when creating layers. That’s why Buddy always uses the PARAGON II from ARC™ Scissors. They stay sharper longer and hold their edge, meaning they cut through dry hair easily and won’t disrupt the cuticle or damage the ends.



If Your Client Is Ready For a MAJOR Chop—Matt Swinney (@matt.swinney) Shared His Point Cutting Tips For Creating A Perfect Pixie


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To avoid a frizzy grow out, close the tip of the scissors when pulling away from the hair, not going into it. Using a downward cutting motion will go against the cuticle, roughing it up and creating frizz. While an upward cutting motion will cut with the cuticle and give the client a better, healthier grow out. 


Pro Tip: For clients that have naturally curly or textured hair, point cut deeper into the hair to give the curls and texture more space to live.



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