Last year we had a huge influx of guests requesting barber cuts; tight fades with very clean skin edges. Now that some of these guests want to grow their hair out let’s get into two texturizing techniques, one practical and one visual that will enable you to give movement to longer length. In this video, Andrew Carruthers demonstrates a razor texturizing technique on a male model working with the Sam Villa Razor and yet another blade in our collection.
You want a comfortable length with narrow teeth at one end to smooth out your sections
Use a black comb for lighter hair and an ivory comb for darker hair – the contrast will enable you to stay on point and see what you are doing
Recommended Product For This Technique
Redken For Men Get Groomed finishing cream
For those who may be fearful of cutting with a razor due to previous end results of roughed up cuticles, adding a ‘cutting lotion’ to the hair prior to the razor cut will give you the ‘slip’ you need to get through the hair easily.
Once again, we want to remind you that product is a necessity, not an option. We will continue to drive this home to ensure the best end result in cutting and styling.
9-Gap Pre-Texturizing Technique
Can get close to the head
Creates movement and interior texture
Tips & Tricks: You will see Andrew go into his diagonal forward sections with the 9-Gap blade close to the scalp. Do not fear this – the 9-gaps in the blade will only release a soft and small amount of hair. Separation right at the base gives the hair swing and movement, 6-Gap Texturizing Technique
Adds texture to ends
Need to begin farther out from the head
More hair is released with this blade
Tips & Tricks: This blade has more space between the ‘U’ shaped grooves allowing for more hair to be taken away. You will not be placing the blade into the sections close to the scalp – otherwise you stand to remove too much hair that could potentially create volume
Section once again on the diagonal forward
Come in with the blade toward the ends of your sections
Lay the blade on the section with a little pressure and follow through
End result is more deliberate, visual texture
Click here to learn more about the Sam Villa Signature Series Razor and the three blade types that we offer! Do you want more razor cutting techniques? Check out this 3-part razor haircut series!