After years of practice, cutting hair can feel like second nature. You can feel how much a "inch" is and know the bet way to marry layers – however, depending on the type of cut or the hair type and texture cross-checking is essential. Whether you’re creating an edgy finish or a precision cut, getting every last hair is key. “Ever cut hair and end up with a few random hairs that are completely out of place and longer than all the others?” asks Blake Reed Evans, Sam Villa Ambassador and owner of Shear Art Salon (Tampa, FL) @blakereedevans. Try his crisscross combing method seen on TikTok to ensure no hair is left behind.
The Criss Cross Combing Method
- Use the fine teeth (for maximum tension) of a long cutting comb to comb hair to the left
- Comb the same section of hair to the right
- Comb the section down
“This puts hair in its natural fall, setting you up for a beautifully precise cut without one hair out of place,” he adds.
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