How to cut hair straight | Creating a precision bottom edge

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hey friends and roofer others--are

education director for Sambia in this

video about problems and solutions we're

taking some of the really common

challenges behind the chair that

happened every day and we're creating

some solutions for them one of the

common ones that we find is when we're

trying to create a really nice precision

bottom edge after we blow-dry it

sometimes there tends to be a little bit

of graduation or some inconsistencies in

this bottom edge and there's a couple of

things that are really common challenges

that we can help you out with so when

we're looking for a really precise

really solid bottom edge it's really

important that the hair is cut as

closely as possible to its natural fall

so if we place our fingers into the hair

one we're already starting to introduce

a little bit of elevation now that isn't

so much elevation that it's going to

completely ruin your shape but we need

to be really cautious when using our

fingers in in the hair that we're not

lifting the hair up and away so as we

tend to do this one of the tendencies is

people tend to continue to elevate the

hair farther and farther away from its

natural fall so make sure if you're

going to be using your fingers to

control the shape that you keep your

fingers as close to natural fall as

possible the other thing that happens is

because a lot of times the guest is

below us that we're not ilvl with our

cutting line to see our guide down here

what we'll do is we tend to flip our

fingers up towards us and Bend the hair

upward out of its natural position also

what we're doing here is creating some

elevation to the hair introducing

graduation again the challenge here is

once I cut that and then it falls back

to its natural fall we're not going to

have that precision solid line that

we're looking for and then the last

thing that you want to be cautious of

is when we place our fingers in it and

we go to cut once we get that guideline

when we go to the next section as we

come down a lot of us get so careful

about trying to connect to that

previously cut guideline that we cut

kind of right on the guideline what we

suggest that you do is that you actually

bring the shears in and you cut at the

bottom edge of the guideline rather than

right on top of the guideline and what

that'll do is make sure that the next

section that comes down isn't a little

bit above your previously cut section if

anything it's almost slightly below your

previously cut section we need to

remember that the farther and farther we

go up the head shape the more this area

is going to swell as it blow-dries in

relationship to this hair so if you

almost have a touch of length with each

section as you blowdry that little bit

of length will actually even up quite


now another solution to all of this is

if the hair will allow actually just

keep your hands out of it

introduce a comb because when we're

using a comb we tend to use less tension

and stretch on the hair allowing for

more of that that ability for the hair

as it blow dries to pop up and also with

a comb it's easier to keep the hair at

its true natural fall position so as

you're cutting your next bob or one

length haircut and you're a little

nervous about adding that little bit of

graduation or lack of control on the


try these things make sure that your

fingers are flat you're not curling this

section up and if all else fails try

introducing a common step we hope that

this helps you out with a really common

challenge behind the chair any questions

concerns comments leave them below in

that little box we're always happy to

hear from you thanks so much for

watching I'm Andrew Carruthers education

director for salvia