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3 Techniques When Using A Longer Blade Is Recommended

Sam Villa

Author Sam Villa | Founding Partner of Sam Villa



When should I use longer blade? A longer blade gives us better range of motion and will feel more comfortable vs. a shorter blade while cutting in specific areas and using specific techniques. Why struggle when picking up a longer shear will make all the difference? Work smarter, not harder by using a longer blade for these cutting techniques: bobology-bob-haircut-modelBob’s and Zero Elevation Cuts

  • Longer blades serve you best to marry lines with less cutting action
  • The Sam Villa 7” Dry Cutting Shear's forward set thumb position and crane handle design positions your cutting hand away from the client’s body – resulting in easier cutting against the skin

Slide Cutting

  • Longer blades allow for continuous movement through an entire section – shorter blades make for larger margin of error as you may need to stop in the middle of the section to reposition your hands

Scissor Over Comb

  • Your comb and shear are wider than your fingers allowing you to work faster as you move through the head

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