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After dealing with a few grueling semesters at my local university, I realized that traditional college might not work well for my learning style. I wanted to talk to other people, work with my hands, and enjoy artistic endeavors. After expressing my desires to a friend of mine, she told me about beauty school. She explained that it might be a great way to accomplish all of my workplace goals. I thought it sounded like something that I might enjoy, so I enrolled. My life has never been the same. Check out this blog to learn more about beauty school.

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Hair Cutting 101: 4 Essential Tips For Using Thinning Shears

Lucas Renard

Thinning shears are a great tool in the beauty industry. Not only do they add texture to lifeless hair, they also thin out thick or bulky hair. Unlike traditional shears, thinning shears have notches of teeth on one side. These notches allow you to take out portions of the hair, which reduce bulkiness and add texture to the hair.

Whether in beauty school or attempting a DIY haircut, these four thinning shear tips will help you achieve your desired look:

1. Ensure Your Hair Is Dry

If you have been to a hairdresser, you've probably noticed that your hair is wet when they cut it. This is because it is often easier to get achieve a precise cut with wet hair. However, when using thinning shears, your hair should be dry.

Why? Hair tends to clump together when wet. This means that you might cut out large chunks of hair with thinning shears. So it is important that your hair is completely dry before you take thinning shears to it. Otherwise, you might end up with chunky or oddly shaped hair.

2. Do Not Cut Near The Roots

Another helpful tip is to avoid placing the thinning shears near the root of the hair. Regardless of hair type (straight, curly, frizzy) you do not want to cut too close to the roots. This is because you will wind up with very short pieces of hair that can worsen frizz. Whether texturizing or removing bulk, make sure you start near the ends of the hair. If you want to remove more hair, slowly work your way up towards the root.

3. Assess Regularly

Perhaps the biggest problem with thinning shears is achieving an even and defined shape. When cutting with thinning shears, work slowly and assess regularly. After all, you do not want to cut off too much. As with any haircut, you can always remove more hair if desired; but you cannot replace it. So work slowly.

4. Use The Right Shears

Finally, make sure you use the right shears for your hair type. There are several types of thinning shears and each one is best suited for a specific type of hair. If you have straight hair you should use thinning shears that have two rows of teeth; as thinning shears with more teeth will remove less hair. If you have curly or frizzy hair, opt for thinning shears with a single row of widely spaced teeth to remove more hair.

Thinning shears are a great tool for adding life to flat or lackluster hair. While they are not difficult to use, you should follow these tips to ensure you achieve you desired results.


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