Learn how to cut men's hair with hairdressing scissors

hairdresser cutting man's hair with hairdressing scissors

If you're a hairdresser, you'll know that perfecting your hair cutting technique with hairdressing scissors is crucial to providing your clients with a wide range of possibilities. Therefore, in this article, we will teach you how to cut men's hair using hairdressing scissors. Whether you work in a salon or manage your own business, learning to cut hair properly is essential to provide quality service to your clients. So, grab your scissors and keep reading.

Tips for Cutting Hair with Hairdressing Scissors

Preparation of Space and Necessary Tools

Before diving into the art of cutting hair, make sure you have a well-lit and clean space. You'll need high-quality hairdressing scissors, a fine-toothed comb, and a cape to catch the cut strands. Proper preparation is key!

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Study of the Face

Before starting the cut, analyze the shape of the client's face. This will help you determine the cutting style that best suits their facial features. Consider the jawline, forehead, and overall face structure.

Wash and Dry the Hair

Begin by washing the hair with a quality shampoo and dry it completely. Clean and dry hair makes the cutting process easier and ensures more precise results. Additionally, dry hair allows you to assess the actual length of the cut.

Sectioning and Combing

Divide the hair into manageable sections to work in an organized manner. Use the fine-toothed comb to untangle and comb the hair in the natural direction of growth. This practice facilitates the cut and improves the symmetry of the final result.

Strategic Cutting

When cutting, start with the lower sections and progress to the top. Use hairdressing scissors to cut small sections at a time. Remember, it's better to start with a longer cut and adjust as needed. Patience is key to achieving precise results.

Constant Communication

Maintain open communication with your client throughout the process. Inquire about their style preferences and if they have any reference images. Make sure you clearly understand what they want before starting.

Details and Finishing Touches

Focus on details around the ears and nape to achieve a clean and polished cut. Use the comb as a guide and ensure both sides are symmetrical. Review the final result and make adjustments as needed.

Post-Cut Care and Styling

After the cut, wash the hair to remove any residue. Dry it and apply styling products according to the desired style. Do not underestimate the importance of a good style to highlight the cut.

Additional Tips for a Professional Cut

  • Maintain a proper angle while cutting to avoid uneven layers.
  • Don't cut too close to the root to avoid an uneven look.
  • Learn fading techniques for more elaborate cuts.
  • Maintain an upright and comfortable posture while cutting to be more comfortable and achieve more precise and uniform cuts.
  • Stay updated to offer your clients modern and fashionable styles.

Learning to cut men's hair with hairdressing scissors takes practice and patience. Follow these steps and tips, and you'll be on your way to becoming an expert in the art of male hair cutting. Explore your creativity and enjoy the results!

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At Leaf Scissors, we take pride in offering high-quality hairdressing tools, including state-of-the-art scissors, so you can continue to improve your hair cutting techniques. We are also committed to the quality of our products and the environment, and we continually seek ways to make our industry more sustainable. Join us in our commitment to sustainability. Together, we can make a difference and build a greener and healthier future for everyone.

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