25 September 2021

Creating Volume at the Crown: some pro tips

Creating volume at the crown makes any customized cut look btter, and Jorge Perez, Sam Villa Ambassador, has a technique that’s bold, but it works…and it spices things up for guests.

Creating volume at the crown is one of the things that make hybrid cuts so attractive. But pretty much any cut benefits from movement and a little height on top. Jorge Perez, Sam Villa Ambassador @jorgedoeshair, offers some bold tips and tricks that work… and can even spice things up for guests.

It’s fun to see guests’ faces when you make that cut, it’s dramatic, but you’ll see when you gather the section again and comb it out that you can barely see where the cutting line was. It’s a great way to remove weight, add lift…and get a little rise out of your guests,” explains Perez.

Creating Volume at the Crown

  1. Create a square section at the crown.
  2. Comb hair up vertically and then tease the entire section until there is a nice fluffy mass at the base.
  3. Continue to hold the ends of the section and then make a horizontal cut right across the entire section with a Sam Villa Signature Series Dry Cutting Shear 7”.
  4. Comb through the section and release – the heaviness is diminished, and volume explodes.

The technique for creating volume at the crown works because the shorter hair is stronger than the longer pieces, so they push the longer pieces up to maintain volume.

As an option, try creating volume at the crown with a blending shear. After steps 1 and 2, insert the blending shear into hair, then close, open, move up, close, open, move up the length of the hair. If you continually cut hair in the same place, it creates dents which can contribute to breakage, so make sure to vary the cutting line.

If you teach your guests how to sustain the volume you created with styling, they’ll always come back, because they’ll appreciate that you took the time to make sure their hair looks good between salon visits as well!” adds Perez.

Moreover, some of these techniques for creating volume at the crown may also be useful for men’s looks as well!

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