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Men's Haircutting: Scissor Over Comb Technique

Andrew Carruthers

Author Andrew Carruthers | Education Director for Sam Villa

Looking to further master your scissor over comb technique? Andrew Carruthers, Education Director for Sam Villa guides us through his approach to this essential know-how to up your game in men’s short haircutting. Old school style combined with a fresh avenue to success!

We will witness bona fide clean results including overcoming challenges with difficult texture.

In view of this video clip we will take in:

  • Why utilizing the using a long dry cutting shear is an essential tool for scissor over comb
  • How using a comb with contrast gives us a better visual of what we are cutting
  • The essential motion for this cutting technique
  • Why practicing using only your thumb in your cutting action will improve your technique
  • Why using 1” sections allows for the hair to successfully ‘hug the head’ in unison
  • The secret to no lines of demarcation • Blending the neckline with your razor.


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