Top tips for cutting hair from Fellowship Cutting Skills Workshop. Cutting experts Davide Spinelli and Lathanial Chambers came together for an inspirational Cutting Skills Workshop with the Fellowship for British Hairdressing.
Hosted by Debbie G, the stylists focused on creating everyday styles – working on a simple bob and a short, undercut. “We are all busy salon stylists and while it’s great to be creative, it’s important to learn these top tips for cutting hair to improve the cutting skills you can use on the salon floor,” said Debbie.
Working on a live model, Davide used scissors and a razor for a soft, natural finish. The end result was a soft shoulder length bob, while Nathanial used a clipper to create an undercut for clients looking for something a bit more adventurous. “After a year of not being able to get their hair done, clients are looking for flexibility with their hair. Something that is serious for work, fun at the weekend,” explained Lathanial.
Lathanial and Davide give their top seven tips for cutting hair this season
1 Work on your classic techniques; once you have these you can combine techniques to create something new.
2 Use a razor instead of scissors to save you time. It will give you a softer look while you are cutting and you don’t have to spend time texturizing after you’ve finished the cut.
3 When you’re working with a razor, the section has to be clean and sharp.
4 Always used a new blade after every hair cut.
5 Never use a razor on frizzy hair as it will make it frizzier.
6 Combine scissor over comb and a clipper if you want to cut tighter to the skin.
7 Don’t be afraid of Afro hair. Get an Afro dolls head, make mistakes and play with shapes and texture.