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How many techniques can we apply texture the hair to remove weight and add movement? There are a variety of texturizing techniques - we have given you several over the years. Andrew Carruthers, Education Director for Sam VIlla shares yet another technique utilizing the Sam Vila Razor with the 9-Gap Blade.
In this video, Andrew will be showing us this technique in the back of the head with 3 main sections:
Hot Tip: Notice how Andrew is getting very close to the scalp this can be intimidating and we encourage you to try this on a friend, family member or mannequin. Get close at the scalp! You are below the occipital, which is a fairly protected area of the head. The importance of getting this close is, this is where the bulk and weight lives on dense hair texture.
Hot Tip: This section is just above the occipital the top end of your diagonal forward section. Be more careful getting into the hair that could potentially stick out if cut too short.
Hot Tip: As Andrew glides down this section close to the nape, he begins his cut a little further from the head. Even though he is at the nape area, he is also at the hairline and needs to be more careful Once you have completed your razor texturizing throughout the areas of need you can go back in with a blending shear, a dry cutting shear with a long blade or place a straight blade into you razor to begin tweaking for added texture peaks and valleys Andrews texturizing technique allows us to take away the bulk and weight and the added texture for tweaking will to give the cut more pliability and movement.
Watch the video above to learn how to add movement to dense hair using a razor with 9-gap blade. Now, watch this video to learn how to cut layers without making them look choppy.