How-To: Dry Cut The Perimeter Of A Textured Bob

Written by Jesse LinaresJun 7, 2019

Read time 5 min

There are so many rules and regulations about cutting hair dry, watch Jesse Linares, Sam Villa ArTeam Member, cut to the chase with a unique free-hand approach to dry cutting the perimeter of a textured bob with swivel shears that creates dramatic texture while removing length.

Why dry cut? It allows a stylist to create a design that takes into account the finished texture of a style, as well as any cowlicks or strange kinks in the hair. Most importantly, the shape is created in harmony with the finish/texture and it allows a stylist to be highly visual in the approach. It is especially beneficial to those with curly and/or wavy hair.

Tips to Remember

• To better judge length and texture, it is crucial to finish hair the way the guest will wear it before cutting.
• Use a large Sam Villa Artist Series Handle Comb, and with the spine against the guest’s skin, use shears to gently tuck hair into the teeth to hold. This larger comb gives a lot of space to hold hair without tension while cutting.
• Subdivide larger sections before tucking into the comb for control.
• Using Sam Villa Signature Series 7” Dry Cutting Swivel Shears, rotate grip down and work ergonomically while taking the ends off from the inside out to create a lot of interior texture - more so than if point cutting.
• It is important to move the fringe area out of its natural fall over to where the guest will actually wear it, and then cut it – this prevents the mistake of taking too much length off.

“This dry cutting approach saves time at the chair, and it creates a nice crisp edge with lots of interior texture,” adds Linares.
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Jesse identifies with full-time salon pros, because he’s one too! He believes in education that gives salon pros the unique skill set needed for success. For example, he knows how necessary it is to produce consistent results again and again. “lt’s important to me that hairdressers understand the “why” behind trends and techniques, and thereby gain more control over their hands, their personal vision, and their business,” he says. Linares applies many concepts from his traditional Japanese martial arts training to his education. Just like martial arts, he believes that doing hair takes decades of daily work to truly master. Jesse believes that a hairdresser’s career cannot be measured in profit and loss, but rather in how much of themselves they gave to their work. “Every haircut, every color, every style is a chance to prove what you are made of,” he says. Like the entire Sam Villa team, Jesse approaches education differently. He delivers programs that are upbeat and motivating with an emphasis on personal integrity and skill excellence. “The moment I met Sam Villa, I knew I would one day work with him. He has always represented the working hairdresser through top-shelf education and tools designed with us in mind.”
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