SEVEN haircare Partner Educator, Roshan Tayefemohajer, shares a versatile long-layer dry cutting technique that can be adapted for coarse or fine hair and various lengths. This is an easy way to remove dead ends and add in bounce and shape, all the while honoring your client’s desire to “keep the length” on her precious locks.
Cutting hair dry not only allows you to see the results as you go, but builds trust with your client by helping to alleviate any stress or anxiety she may have about you cutting off too much. Paired with the right products, the end result of this technique is luxurious, flowing, healthy-looking hair.
Step 1: Prep with DIAMOND serum to smooth hair and add manageability during dry cutting.
Step 2: Part from center hairline to the nape of the neck, creating left and right sections. Then part each side horizontally from ear to ear, at the occipital. Clip away the front sections. Comb the back bottom sections straight down, and establish the perimeter length with a shallow point cutting technique to create softness. Continue by taking horizontal sections around the entire head until you finish cutting the perimeter.
Step 3: Take a triangular section from the center part to the end of each brow. You can take a smaller or larger section depending on the desired amount of fringe. Comb down with light tension, and point cut to desired length. Adjust the depth of your point cutting to achieve more or less texture.
Step 4: Comb the front left and right sections down and slightly forward. Connect the corners of the fringe to the perimeter length by slide cutting.
Step 5: Take a 1” vertical section from the top of the head to the nape. Elevate until your perimeter length falls out. Establish the layer length by point cutting from long to short. This is your guide.
Step 6: Take pivoting radial sections around the right side of the head, making sure to take part of the previous section to serve as your traveling guide, always letting your perimeter drop out before cutting. Repeat on the left side.
Step 7: Cross check by taking a center profile section from the hairline to the top of the head and comb straight up at 90 degrees. Point cut to balance as needed.
Step 8: Slice and point cut throughout to create texture and remove bulk to create the desired look.