Razor Cutting

July 10, 2011 | 10:20 AM

Many professional stylists will tell you that cutting with a razor is a creative way to achieve multi-textured looks— but the razor can be very intimidating for a newbie.

Washi Scissor offers up tips for new professionals on how to make your razor work for you. For more tips and tricks, visit

  • Evaluate the natural texture and growth patterns of your client’s hair.
  • Curly hair is tricky to work with when using a razor, because of its natural movement and texture.
  • Razor cutting is best on fine to medium textures that lack volume or separation.
  • Replace blades frequently for the most effective results.
  • Use on damp or wet hair for painless gliding.
  • Work on small sections of hair using swift, short downward motions.

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