Hairstyles How To: How to Create Soft Texture for Men

Have male clients that say they love the texture of their hair 10-14 days after it’s cut? Andrew Carruthers, Director of Education for Sam Villa uses the Sam Villa Signature Series Reversible Blending Shear to give those clients the texture the love the day they walk out of the salon.  

Reversible Blending Shear Over Comb

·Take a section of hair with a comb, teeth facing up
·Hold the Sam Villa Signature Series Reversible Blending Shear with the still blade on the bottom, over the comb
·Slowly move the comb around the shape of the head while opening and closing the shears quickly

A fair amount of hair will be removed without any hard lines, just soft texture.  “The key is to move the comb slowly and the shears quickly – fast scissors, slow comb,” explains Carruthers.

Another trick is using a comb color that contrasts with haircolor for maximum visibility – use black combs on lighter hair and ivory combs on darker hair. It helps read the extension of the line you’re cutting. The width of the teeth are also important, fine teeth create more tension and are optimal when cutting precision sharp lines, wide teeth create less tension and are good for softer lines.

[Image and video courtesy of Glow Communications]

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