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We received a question on our Facebook page from Mariana Lopez who asked, "Can you give us some point cutting tips for very coarse, straight hair, and also for curly hair so it doesn't look so frizzy?".
Point cutting allows us to turn an ordinary cut into a look that is full of movement and texture all achieved by the removal of weight and creating seamless layering. Point cutting can be done on any cut, yet the technique needs to be altered for different hair types for the best end result.
The objective of point cutting is not to remove length, it is to soften ends and impart texture to a cut. The opening and closing action of the professional shear and how deep you approach a section will determine how much hair will be removed. The beauty of this technique is in the rhythm of moving the fanned out sections and keeping your hand with your shear stationary.
When hair is coarse and straight you need to make it more pliable. When hair has more weight on the ends, you lose pliability and you must take the weight out.
You should never point cut curly hair! Why? Remember this about curly hair, "the ends need friends." If you point cut naturally curly hair will take the weight away, the hair will expand more and it's going to get frizzy.
Give these point cutting and weight removal tips a try, we know you'll love them.
Be sure to check out professional dry cutting shears - excellent for all point cutting and dry cutting techniques!