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After multiple seasons of long layers and single-length styles, textured cuts had their comeback in a really big way. Clients are looking for more texture to add dimension and interest to styles,  so having the ability to create modern texture in multiple ways with multiple tools is important.  Keep reading for a few tips from Jesse Linares, Sam Villa ArTeam Member, as he demonstrates 4 ways to add texture to blunt cuts.

The tool and technique used depends on the desired result, as each one will affect the shape and movement differently.  Use a Sam Villa Signature Series InvisiBlend Shear for a subtle effect and a Sam Villa Artist Series 6” Slide Cutting Shear for more movement.

“When you have a heavy perimeter, try point cutting or slide cutting to texturize your way to a sweeter result,” says Linares.

Point Cutting

Point Cutting is used to remove bulk at just the ends of the hair to create soft texture or build graduation for blending more seamlessly.

  1. When using a slide cutting shear to point cut, following the grain of the hair will create less of a statement versus approaching with a more dramatic angle which will result in a chunkier effect.
  2. Using a blending shear is great for a more subtle effect because it doesn’t take a lot of hair out at once.  It allows the shear blades to get deeper into the section and slide straight out making point cutting really fun and easy to do.

Slide Cutting

Slide Cutting requires working from the interior of the hair out and allows for more strategic and accurate design of debulking.

  1. Changing the angle of a slide cutting shear gives more pronouncement to the technique and following the grain of the hair will yield subtle results.
  2. Using a blending shear will make a less powerful statement, while the entry angle of the shear relative to the grain of the hair still matters.


If you’re looking for more education options from Sam Villa Professional, they just released BOBology for FREE on YouTube!


Brushing up on the latest education is a great way to spend your time. For the first time ever, Sam Villa is releasing a full-length DVD for FREE on YouTube!  With shorter bobs on-trend, it is the perfect time to revisit BOBology:


BOBology is Villa's contribution to the eternal study of the classic bob and its perpetual re-invention. First introduced by Vidal Sassoon in the '60s, the bob has graced millions of women over many decades. Today, the bob continues to be a major fashion statement for the style-conscious.  Learn the foundational techniques and fundamental styling skills needed to cut a flawless bob, along with some modern interpretations that contribute to its timeless relevance.

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