Cutting women’s hair can be an intimidating task for beginners. With the right tools and techniques, however, it is possible to achieve a wide range of stylish looks from short pixie cuts to long layers. Here’s a step-by-step guide to cutting women’s hair.
Step 1: Gather Your Tools
To cut women’s hair, you’ll need a few essential tools. A sharp pair of haircutting scissors is essential, as well as a comb and clips to section off the hair. It’s also a good idea to have a spray bottle filled with water to keep the hair damp and manageable.
Step 2: Section Off the Hair
Once you have your tools, it’s time to section off the hair. Start by parting the hair down the middle and clipping each side out of the way. Then, create a section at the crown of the head and clip it up. Finally, section the hair from the ears to the nape of the neck and clip it up as well.
Step 3: Cut the Hair
Start at the back of the head and take down the bottom section of hair. Use your comb to comb the hair straight down, and then use your scissors to make a straight cut across the hair. Repeat this process with each section of hair, working your way up the head.
Step 4: Cut the Layers
If you want to add layers to the hair, start at the crown of the head and work your way down. Take a small section of hair and hold it straight up from the head. Use your scissors to cut a small diagonal line into the hair. Repeat this process with each section of hair, working your way down the head.
Step 5: Cut the Bangs
If your client wants bangs, section off the front of the hair and comb it straight down. Use your scissors to cut the bangs to the desired length. It’s a good idea to start with longer bangs and then cut them shorter if needed.
Step 6: Blend the Hair
Once you’ve cut all the sections of hair, it’s time to blend the hair to create a seamless look. Use your scissors to create small, vertical cuts into the hair to create a soft, blended effect.
Step 7: Finish the Cut
Once you’ve finished cutting the hair, it’s time to style it. Use a blow dryer and a round brush to create volume and smoothness. You can also use a straightener or curling iron to create additional texture and shape.