In this Scissorhands Fix It video, Ashley and David demonstrate how using a 15 tooth layering / texturising scissor can be used to create a fantastic men's haircut without leaving any lines or cut marks.
Let's be honest, men's hairstyling is rarely the most creative you have to do - but to be fair that is mainly down to the needs and demands of the client. Or lack of them!
"Same as usual is it? Number three at the back and sides and a tidy up on top?" (I know that's what I normally ask for - and get!)
But more and more men are starting to be a bit more conscientious of their hairstyle, so it pays to be prepared when they ask you for something a little different. The 15 tooth layering / texturising scissor is not just for women's haircuts and can be used in a very similar way on men's hair too.
So watch David and Ashley as they show you how to not only save you time with your haircut, but give you a much better result - quicker, easier and with more control.
For more information about Scissorhands and about finding the right hairdressing scissors for the haircuts you want to do - http://www.scissorhands.info
Hello, I'm Ashley Howard from Scissorhands and welcome to our "Fix it" videos. They're very simple, they're very short, but they will show you how you can fix everyday problems that you come across in a salon. We're going to show you the tools and the techniques.
So here we are, another "Fix it". A common thing that we see every day: short layers. In Kieran's case a man's haircut that has been done with a traditional solid blade scissor. As you look at his hair you can see straight away where we get these blade marks in his hair. As I turn Kieran around, again through the layers you'll see these marks through his haircut, something that you wouldn't normally want to have in this style, but we see it everyday. Very quickly, very simply, we're going to be using the layering scissor to give us a smoother finish to these layers, but also to allow him to put product through his hair for a normal fashion look.
So going on to do the haircut now, David is going to show you a very simple scissor over comb technique, because again Kieran's on his lunch hour, we want to show you how we can fix and adjust those layers with a simple scissor over comb technique. And as David's working, he's picking up his guideline from the previous section and working through the hair.
So, very quickly, in 2 minutes gone through the layers at the back of Kieran's hair to show you how we can remove those old lines from his haircut. We're going to use exactly the same technique now, where we go through the sides and eventually through the top of Kieran's hair. We're now going to work our way through Kieran's hair into the sides you'll see David just slowly to show you, picks up his guideline from the back section into the sides with a simple scissor over comb technique. It's nothing complicated, there's nothing technical, we're just using the layering scissor to give us the effect we want.
David is now going to cut the top of Kieran's hair, this time using a traditional cutting over the finger technique, but using the layering scissor to cut those layers. As we cut the next section from his guideline will slowly cut, showing you this technique, which is... 1... 2... 3... through the top. This does 2 things. One is it removes those old lines and cut marks that he had before, which gives us a soft effect and secondly, it creates an internal texture to the haircut.
So we finished the gent's haircut. From a technical point of view Kieran's hair is very fine and it's quite difficult to cut with a solid blade, but by using the layering scissor with the scissor over comb, you've seen how flawless and smooth you can make those layers, but with the use of product you can see all the internal texture that we've created as well. So there you have it, a simple gent's haircut and from the client's point of view, Kieran, what do you think? "It's fantastic. I love it."
Well, thanks for coming in, and David, lastly, how long did it take you to finish this look? "Yeah, it's a great look on Kieran. It took approximately 15 minutes".
Here you go. We hope you like it and thanks for watching.
Hi, I'm Ashley Howard from Scissorhands and thank you for watching our "Fix it" video series. Whether you've watched one of the videos or all of them in the current series, remember they're there for you, the salon professional, to help you to fix the everyday problems we all come up against. If you need more information about the tool kit that you need or to find out more about our book series or training please do contact us either on the link below, or at www.scissorhands.info