Ever have a client that wants their hair to frame their face but they don't want to lose any length or have too many layers? Andrew Carruthers, Education Director for Sam Villa, has a face-framing technique that gives clients exactly what they want.
“To add texture and movement around the face without adding too many layers or sacrificing much length, stay away from using inches as a reference, there is too much room interpretation, instead use facial features,” says Carruthers.
1. Start by asking the client what their favorite feature is and use it as a starting and ending reference point, then direct the face framing details towards the feature to accentuate it.
2. Use a Sam Villa 7” Dry Cutting Shear - the blade on this shear is designed with more strength and weight to grab hair and hold it tight, especially when cutting dry hair versus wet.
3. Say the client likes their cheek bones, hold fingers there as a starting point. From there you can go diagonally back with fingers which would remove more hair, or straight down to remove less. By using fingers, the clients see exactly where the details will be.
4. Starting at the cheekbone, hold fingers horizontally. With the shears coming from behind, slide fingers down the strand repeatedly opening and closing them. Where your fingers end up is where you want to finish cutting. When finished, the client will have soft face framing details without compromising the shape of the perimeter.
[Image/video courtesy of Glow Communications]