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How to Cut Face Framing Layers with a Razor and Scissor

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How to Cut Face Framing Layers with a Razor and Scissor

24 May 2024, By JATAI

Do you want to learn how to cut face framing layers with a razor and scissor? Knowing how to use both tools allow you to create the desired look and effect you’re going for. In this video, Russell Mayes teaches you how to create face framing layers, a popular request among long haired clients. Watch this video and follow along...

How to Cut Face Framing Layers with a Razor and Scissor
Do you want to learn how to cut face framing layers with a razor and scissor? Knowing how to use both tools allow you to create the desired look and effect you’re going for. In this video, Russell Mayes teaches you how to create face framing layers, a popular request among long haired clients. Watch this video and follow along with the transcript.  

How to Cut Face Framing Layers with a Razor and Scissor:

  Welcome back to the Jatai Academy. I'm Russell Mayes, Director of Content for JATAI and we're going to cover two different types of face framing layering, one that's going to be heavy and solid and the other one's going to be light and airy. We're going to prep the hair with some Blade Glide from Jatai and we're going to go through take a natural or center part and then we're going to section off of that part from the first bump of the head where the bangs are to the high point of the ear.  

Establishing the Guide

Now we're going to take our Jatai Tokyo Scissor. It's a 5 - 1/2 inch scissor. And I like the 5 - 1/2 inch because it gives me more control and more dexterity and forces me to work with smaller sections. So we're going to take a first center section. Here I'm going to pull that out, determine my length and then point cut that. That's going to be my guide for both sides. So after I get that I'll check the length. We're looking pretty good. I'll split that in half. Now the right half of the head I'm going to keep this section and this side very very solid and heavy. And in order to do that I'm going to take all the hair comb down towards the face. I'm not elevating it. I'm keeping it very very low.  

Face Framing

I'm going to angle my fingers, determine where my length is, and then from my short guide length in the center by the nose I'm going to choose an angle that will blend all these layers around the face from the short part to the long part. And then I'm just going to slowly go through and start at the inner part of my finger and point cut that down to determine my length and my line. And I'm just continuing to comb everything as smooth as possible trying to avoid dragging the section. I just want to comb straight down as evenly as possible. I'm going to use a little bit more Blade Glide where the hair is starting to dry out so I can keep an even amount of moisture throughout all my sections and continue that all the way down to my guide length on my perimeter. Now we're going to continue to go through and clean that up. Now I want you to pay attention to how I'm holding my fingers and then I drag that section straight down to cut. What I'm not doing is I'm not putting my fingers in horizontally and then dragging the section to the angle that I want to cut. Because whenever I drag the section to the angle what it does is it unevenly compresses that section and I end up with it shorter where my uh where my fingers have gaps. So you can see my fingers have gaps there and there. So when I drag that section it's not going to be even and consistent whereas if I comb straight down put my fingers in and then pull without dragging the section on my fingers I'll end up with a much cleaner line. So after I get this cleaned up like I'd like and I get that as smooth and as even as possible then I'll start to move on to the last sections on this side of the head. Blade Glide is a good thing to use. It helps keep the hair an even amount of moisture and also makes it easier to cut so I can get a cleaner line. Now we're going to take from the mastoid to the high point of the head. This is going to be my next section working to the back side of the left side of the head and this is the most important transition part and I'll really explain this on the other side of the head. But this right here can make or break your layering especially when it comes to framing around the face. You'll notice I'm still pulling it straight down towards the face like I was doing the first section. I'm not pulling it to the front. I'm pulling it down and its natural fall as if it was to fall in front of the shoulder. And anything that hangs over underneath of my guideline I'll just gently point cut off. If you haven't already follow us on your favorite social media platform Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and even TikTok. Now once I got everything on this side I'm going to comb everything down just to double check and make sure everything's blended. If I need anything trimmed up I'll do that right here but this side is looking pretty good.  

Face Framing with a Different Elevation

How to cut face framing layers with a razor and scissor - elevationNow let's move on to the other side of the head. Now this side of the head the elevation is going to be completely different. Now you'll see the hairline right there and that's going to cause me problems if I point cut it like I did the other side. So I'm going to elevate and pull it forward and then I'm going to go through and use my guide length in the center and point cut this down to my overall length on the side of the head. So the short in the middle I'm point cutting down. The only thing that's changed on this side versus the other side is my elevation. So by elevating it it's going to release more weight. It's not going to change anything else other than the weight but because I'm elevating it and the hairline is going to get exposed it's going to throw my line off. So now if I comb this down and I start looking at my line it's going to be inconsistent and it's going to mirror what the hairlines showing because you see right through there I get a heavy spot. And then it gets weaker and goes to a point which is exactly what happens right around the temple and then the angle changes as it goes towards the end and then I get a little heavy spot right there at the bottom.  

Removing Inconsistencies

How to cut face framing layers with a razor and scissor - Removing inconsistenciesSo because I have inconsistencies of my hairline I'll have inconsistencies of my result. So to fix that I'm going to go through and use my Feather Styling Razor. I got the fancy silver one which I really like. It makes me feel cool. So I'm going to put a little Blade Glide on and I'm going to go through and elevate this exactly the same way but because I'm going to go through and use a razor on this what it's going to do is it's going to completely lighten the edges up. It's going to remove weight from the edges so that I won't have that inconsistency of weight. And it will make this whole side much smoother and it will blend much easier and can be a lot lighter not so much because of the blade of the razor but because of my elevation. Now this section I'm pulling straight forward. I'm still following my guides from short to long and I'm just going to go through and lighten up the edges. Give this video a thumbs up, click the subscribe and the notification bell to be notified of future Jatai Academy content. Now after I've gone through and I've cleaned everything up like I want, I want to make sure I have a smooth blend from my short piece to my angle that's creating my length on this side and I want to try to match it as close to the other side as possible.  

Matching the Angles

That's really the hard part when you're doing this face framing is matching the angles especially if they have an off center part. So after I've gone through and done that you'll see that this is going to flow a lot better around the face. How to cut face framing layers with a razor and scissor - Matching the anglesMake sure my lengths are the same there and then we're going to move on to the next section which is the high point of the head right to the mastoid. Using my guide before. Now as I was saying on the other side this is the key point with your face framing. Now you'll notice I'm pulling it down and I'm not pulling it forward. So by pulling it down that's going to now give me a structure of the face framing so that it keeps that layering around the face and it makes it solid but it's still going to be softer because that first section I elevated, this section will stop it and keep it from flowing to the back. Now here I'm going to show you if I was to pull it forward like I did before you'll see how much shorter that length would be on the top. If I cut it like that then it's going to force it to flow back and I'm not going to have face framing. I'm going to have feathers. So as I continue to pull the sections forward, if I do that I end up with hair that gets feathered back and has that 70s look. But if I want to keep a face frame then I have to elevate the front to keep it light. The next section I stop that movement by holding it straight down but because I'm cutting it with a razor it's still going to give me that same texture and blend. A little bit of Blade Glide when I need it on the ends where it starts to get dry and this will keep that from splitting. By using the Blade Glide on drier hair like that it keeps it from splitting and forcing the cuticle to fray open. Now we're going to check both sides, make sure everything's looking pretty good, make sure it's even and it looks good to me. So now let's go through and blow it dry. I'm just going to round brush everything very very easy, very straightforward not getting a whole lot of curl to it but just getting some body and control.  

Final Result

And here's our end result. Now if you start to look at this you can really see how the left side is a lot lighter but not only because of the razor but because that first section was elevated. Please check out the Jatai Academy. There's all kinds of great information on there and let us know what you'd like to see in the future. If you have any questions post them below and we'll see you next time.  

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Channel Cutting Hair for Internal Texture

17 May 2024, By JATAI

If you’re looking for hair thinning techniques cutting hair to remove weight or giving added texture, channel cutting is a good option. Channel cutting hair is great for cutting thick hair to remove weight and give movement. In this tutorial we will do a technical deep dive in to channel cutting. You will see the channel cut before and after...

Channel Cutting Hair for Internal Texture
If you're looking for hair thinning techniques cutting hair to remove weight or giving added texture, channel cutting is a good option. Channel cutting hair is great for cutting thick hair to remove weight and give movement. In this tutorial we will do a technical deep dive in to channel cutting. You will see the channel cut before and after to compare.  

Channel Cutting Hair Tutorial:

  Welcome back to Jatai Academy! Today we're going to be doing a study on internal texture. There's two different ways of texture: external, internal. Today we're going to study internal. So let's get started. So we're going to start out with our one length bob. We got a little bit of graduation in the back but it's all pretty solid. The edges are nice and solid. It might have a little texture in the tips but very very little. So this is going to be our solid shape. So by going through and comparing how to internally texture and what effects that that's going to have on the shape, we're going to go through and break this down into different sections.   Creating Internal Texture Underneath Channel Cutting Hair for Internal Texture - UnderneathSo we're going to start by going with some internal texturing underneath. Then we're going to compare what the shape looks like. Then we're going to go with some internal texture on our in between layer. And then we're going to go with some texture all over so we can see how the shape changes, how the movement changes and if that makes any kind of difference in the overall aesthetic of the shape and the silhouette. I'm going to go through on damp hair because a razor slides better through damp hair and you have less risk of damaging it. I'm going to go through with my Plier, my Feather Plier. And this is a no guard razor. So I'm going to hold it real deep, get good control over it. Now I'm going to tilt my head. Come on baby. Tilt for me. If I want to create some internal texture there's a couple of different ways I can do it. One way is I can just comb the section out and with my razor just lay it broad stroke across the entire section and fillet like I'm filleting a fish so that I can remove some weight. But that doesn't create any kind of movement. I specifically want to work and see how channeling the hair affects the shape not just filleting it because all filleting is going to do is bevel the shape. So I'm going to start right in the middle, put my razor in angle it at whatever angle I think and then I'll wiggle it so I make sure I am cutting and then I'll just channel all the way down to my tips of my fingers and I start to curl my fingers out of the way as I go through and do each section. And that's going to create as you can see channel, channel, channel, channel. So that's going to force the hair to separate into pieces. I usually don't want to do this more than about half the length so from where it's about halfway down to the tip.   Follow @jataifeather on your favorite social media platform.   If I go shorter I run the risk of it getting really pokey. So about halfway to the tip, curl my fingers out of the way and I've started to create my internal texture. Put my blade out of the way and then let's move on to the next section. I'm going to go through and spray this so I keep all the hair nice and damp. Now as I go to razor my second section I want to section out my second section and keep it separated from my original section from my beginning section. That way I can only texturize the hair that's in my hand. If I pick up the entire section and I'm using a guide so to speak, I'll run the chance of texturizing this again. So I'll go through open my razor, elbow up out of the way about halfway, channel that all the way down and through. The closer the gaps are the more hair that I'm going to remove. The further away the gaps are the less hair I'm going to remove and the more solid my shape is going to be. Okay here's the third part of my last section. I'm going to separate that from the underneath sections that I already texturized. Keep this very organized and clean. Separate. Go right and through down to my fingertips pull my fingers out of the way and channel that through. Now I can tell already um that my blade is getting a little dull. So the way I'm going to change my blade is I have my Plier Blades. My razor right here on this little lip I'm going to use that to force the blade up and out so that I can grab it. Now on the bottom I have a little flap. Slide the blade in, close the flap. Now here I'll push this out grab that and this will go right in here. Boom. New blade easy. So now we've texturized section number one, the flat and the nape. So let's blow it dry and compare it to our previous which had no texture to it at all. So we've got everything blown dry. We've got um our first level of texturizing of channeling and it doesn't make a huge difference in the overall shape but it certainly changes how much movement that we're having from the nape area alone because usually the nape area tends to be the stiffest area. So even just doing that one section you can already see how much more movement that that channeling is going to give us just from doing underneath.   Channel Cutting Internal Sections Channel Cutting Hair for Internal Texture - middle sectionOkay now we've taken our next section which is from the recession center of the recession straight back to the drop crown which is the bump between where the crown and the occipital bone lies. I took half of that so I don't work with too much hair at one time. Then I'll go through and do the same thing. I'm going to take section out, the section that I'm cutting only not including previous hair that I've cut. Go through channel that down to my fingertips. Pull that down. Take that out. You can see gap, gap, gap. Then I'll just continue that on until I run out of hair. Just following this around the front. Now I want to be mindful of how thick the hair is. The thicker the hair is the more channeling that I can get away with. The thinner the hair is, obviously, I want to be more judicious in my application of my channeling and also I want to be mindful of when I get around the front I want to make sure I still have a solid piece around the front for this particular haircut. I'll take my next section as I split that in half and pin that out of the way, comb this clean from the root out, take my razor about halfway all the way down to the very tips.   Give us a thumbs up, click subscribe and hit the notification bell to be notified of future Jatai content.   Okay so now we've finished our second tier of channel texturizing so let's blow this dry and compare it to the previous two. Second level is done. You can see certainly the texture now is starting to pop through but we still have a nice solid shape through here. And it hasn't really changed the overall shape. It's probably beveled the line and give it a little bit more of an appearance of graduation. The biggest difference that I can see is that when I run my fingers through it now you start to see separation internally whereas before you only saw separation on the very tips.   Channel Cutting the Top Sections Channel Cutting Hair for Internal Texture - Top SectionNow we're going to go through and do our last two sections which is the entire top third of the head and I'm going to do the same methodology I was doing before. Go through channel that down through as evenly and as consistently as I can trying not to take too large of a section to overload my razor with hair. I want to be able to control it and then that way I can evenly remove the same amount of hair with every section and create the same amount of texture. Alright, so now we finished that. Let's go through and blow it dry and compare all of our results.   Final Results Let's brush through. Oh now you can really see the texture in it and the shape really coming to life and having quite a bit more movement to it than it had before. Even though the shape is the same, the internal texture of it is greatly increased. So let's compare the photos of each step of the way. So the first was tier one with just texturizing in the nape. Also let's look at that compared to tier two which was internally and then three where it covers the entirety of the head. We got texture in the whole head and you can certainly see that the more texture that we add to it, the more separation that we're getting throughout the more movement that we're going to have but also the less solid the shape is going to be. So for someone that has thinner finer hair maybe you don't want to do every tier maybe you just want to do underneath and a little bit of the second. For someone with a lot of hair maybe you want to do all of it. I think that was a pretty good study on how internal texture and tiers can really change your shape and create more movement. Let us know what you'd like to see in the future. Also check out the Jatai Academy. There's all kinds of great information on there to make you better hair stylist and barber and we will see you next time. Thank you so much for checking it out!   Channel Cutting Hair for Internal Texture - Before & After - BackChannel Cutting Hair for Internal Texture - Before and After - Side

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JATAI provides innovative and professional quality beauty implements with world-class customer service and educational support. To offer great products as a master distributor, we seek out and select only manufacturers who demonstrate superior workmanship, the most advanced technology, and respected business core values of reliability, honesty and integrity. Accordingly, JATAI represents three major ‘workhorse’ brands that dominate within their categories. Feather, Seki Edge and Fuji Paper. JATAI Academy brings beauty tools to creative life. It’s the ultimate professional information resource where Education, Artistry and Trends CONNECT for Stylists and Barbers.

HOW TO Lob Haircut Tutorial: Pleated Long Bob Hairstyle

15 May 2024, By JATAI

Looking for a how to lob haircut tutorial? Look no further. This will give you all the details and instruction on how to create a pleated lob haircut which is basically a blunt lob but with a little texture for movement. The tutorial uses scissors as the tool of choice. Creating pleats in the lob is a great technique for...

HOW TO Lob Haircut Tutorial: Pleated Long Bob Hairstyle
Looking for a how to lob haircut tutorial? Look no further. This will give you all the details and instruction on how to create a pleated lob haircut which is basically a blunt lob but with a little texture for movement. The tutorial uses scissors as the tool of choice. Creating pleats in the lob is a great technique for thick hair to create little bit of movement but still give a blunt look. The end result is a beautiful long bob hairstyle. You can follow along in this how to lob haircut tutorial video taught by Russell Mayes, Director of Content for Jatai, as well as find finer details in the transcript below.  

How to Lob Haircut

  Welcome back to Jatai Academy! Today we're going to be doing a long bob, the lob haircut. And we're going to add some pleats or some corrugation to it to help control thickness and to give it a little bit more interest. So let's get started. So what really differentiates a bob from a lob is obviously the length so a lob technically is going to hit right at the collar bone. If it's above the collar bone but not quite to the top of the ears that's really no man's land. Because of the way that the shoulders curve, it forces it to flip so it has to be at least to the collar bone so it can kind of cup under. And what will help cup it under especially if you have really thick hair is to add what I'll call pleating to it where we'll take one section and cut it blunt. The next section we're going to point cut it and get some texture to it. The next section we'll cut blunt and then we'll make each other layer have some texture and have some pleating to it. And that's going to give you a little bit more control when you're trying to make that hair cup under to keep it from flipping out.  

Baseline Blunt Cut

So I've sectioned everything off, natural center part to the crown, crown to the occipital bone, occipital bone to the mastoid right behind the ear. This gives me my foundation line, my base line that everything else is going to be built off of. I'm going to start with my Jatai Kyoto Scissors by BMAC. It's the sharpest scissor that I have in my Arsenal it's got a nice uh fat blade on it so it has some weight when I close down and cut so I can cut a thicker section. And even on smaller sections it'll give me a cleaner line because it's got that weight to really chop that hair off in a nice clean blunt line. So I'm going to start right in the center. I'm going to comb everything straight down in natural fall. Now since my mannequin head obviously doesn't have any shoulders, I want to pay attention to where I think the shoulders would be and the collar bone would be and I'm going to go about an inch past where my head ends thinking that that's going to be about where a collar bone is going to be on most people. And I want to hit it right at the collar bone as close as I can. So I'll comb everything down, straight down not flip my fingers, use my ring finger for support, take my scissors, as I close the scissor I'll pull back on the blade and cut that as blunt as possible. If I feel I need to, I'll go back in, clean that up. Now if I have a human, then what I can do is at this point I can comb it down on the skin and go through and clean up any slight graduation that I have from holding it in my fingers. Since I don't have that I'm just going to move on. The next section, I'm going to comb back within the boundaries of this hairline so it's going to leave it a little bit longer in the front, but since her head is tilted down that's going to compensate for that. Comb everything clean nice and through, there's my guide, ring finger to support, cut on the back stroke all the way through. Now I have my lob line starting to go through where I think the collar bone is going to be. Do the same thing on the other side.  

Pleating Round 1

That's looking pretty good, pretty even to me. Now I'll take my next section in which I'm going to start my pleating. I'll measure where that head is flat so where I lay the comb against the head, where it touches the head, that's going to determine the width of my section. And I'm going to follow the same angle of my original parting. Now this brings me to one of the problem areas that I have when I'm trying to pleat or trying to add some texture to inner layers. If I take my section like I normally would and I comb this down, there's my guide, and I start texturizing it or point cutting it, I'm basically going to point cut my original line and the new section. So what I want to do is I want to go through and remove the original parting or at least the majority of it, comb this down where I think the other line is. I'm going to guess at my length and by adding some texture and guessing at my length I will go through and add some deep texture to that section and not worry if it's exactly on top of my previously cut section. I just want to go through and make sure I get some deep texture to it. After I cut that I can comb the entire section down, see what hangs off and then go through and cut that length off. Let's go again here on this side. I want to remove my original section, at least the majority of it. I'll take my next section comb that down where I think I ought to be cutting. And then I'll go through, deep cut and pleat that section. Take my next section, comb that through within the boundaries of my hairline, pleat that through some deep point cuts. What I'm basically trying to do is remove weight and create some movement to it. After I finish the entire section, I'll comb everything down. Anything that hangs over I'll cut off. If it tends to be a little shorter on those pleated sections that's okay as long as it's not a big gap of being short. If it's a little longer I can clean that up by going through and cutting my blunt length. So let's do the same on the other side. We're going to...there's my original. My next section hold this straight down in natural fall, there's my previously cut pleated line. Click subscribe, give us a thumbs up and the notification bell to be notified of future Jatai Academy content. Cut that down and through. My last piece here, comb within the boundaries. There's my line. Pleat cut that at what I guesstimate the line should be. If it's a little longer when I comb that down, I'll cut those pieces off. Now we're going to comb everything down. I'll check my...come here... I'll check my length on both sides. That's still looking pretty good. Now I'll move on to my third section.  

Blunt Cutting

Third section is going to be the same. I'll lay the comb against the head where it's flat and then I'll use that as my section depth and then bring that all the way around to the side of the head, pin this cleanly out of the way...if I can... if I can get a pin in there. Clip that up there. We go same thing on the other side now since I pleated the last section. This section is going to be cut blunt so I'm going to follow the same methodology that I have for when I cut everything one length. I take my section. It's going to be a flat width of section. I'll comb that straight down in natural fall. There's my guide from underneath. I'll use my ring finger to support and cut on the back stroke to make that as blunt as I can. I will follow that section all the way around cutting everything as blunt as possible. Then just double checking, combing everything as clean as consistent as possible and making sure my line is nice and blunt and even not too much longer in the front not too much shorter in the front. Just kind of even all the way around. A little longer in the front is okay but not shorter. So now I'm going to do the same thing on the other side. All right, so now we've got that. Let's check and see how off we are. And that's actually not bad that is actually not bad at all. I got...wow I might actually charge you for this haircut. It looks pretty even, looks pretty even.  

Pleating Round 2

So now let's move on to our next section which will be another pleated section. Okay we've got our next section and we're beginning to run out of hair but the methodology is going to be exactly the same. Comb this through where I think the length should be, take my Jatai Kyoto Scissors by BMAC and then go through and deep point cut that whole section to create some pleating through there which will remove some weight and make it easier to move the hair left and right and cup it under. Remove the previously cut section, comb everything down in its natural fall. I think we're going to be about right there go, through point cut that through, small piece of that as my guide. Follow us on your favorite social media platform @jataifeather Comb this down natural fall. There's my previously cut guide, go through point cut deep channel that, small piece as my guide. The last section here, comb through everything straight down natural fall. I see a little bit of my guide from underneath. Deep channel point cut that. Now I'll just comb everything straight down including the sections underneath and you can see I've got a little bit of length hanging over which is okay. And I will clean up any of that length that hangs over. I still have my deep channel point cut pleat through there. This is just cleaning up the ends to make sure everything matches at my one length lob length. I forgot what I was saying there. Looking pretty good. Now we're going to do the same thing on the other side. Okay so when I'm cutting a lob and I'm going to add some pleading to it.  

Last Section – Blunt Cutting

I want to start with a blunt line and I want to finish with the blunt line. I want the intersections to be point cut but I want to start and finish with a blunt line. So this is my last section combing everything down in its natural fall and just cutting everything one length and blunt. Now I know what you're thinking, I know what you're asking. You're going to ask me 'well why not just point cut the whole thing?' If I point cut the whole thing, I don't end up with as blunt of an overall shape and all I want to do is put some invisible pleating in it to allow it to style easier. I'm not trying to necessarily make it look textured. I want it to look blunt and solid, but I want to be able to add some movement into it by me cutting it internally adding those pleats internally so they're invisible. Comb everything in its natural fall. Anything that hangs over we will cut off. Comb through. There's my guide length make sure that I on top of my previously cut guide and not cutting it shorter and not cutting it longer but staying exactly…come here… on top of that. Do the same thing on the other side and then let's see what we got. Let's check and see how perfect it is. Yeah, not bad. I think I've got a little more length on the left side right here in the front, but I'm not going to worry about that right now I'm going to blow it dry and then I'll check it again once everything's blown dry.  

Finished Pleated Lob Result

Here's our finished result blown dry, smoothed out. We've got a nice really really solid one length shape but it has a little bit more movement and flexibility with how we can control whether it flips under so it will give a more refined shape to it. So it won't be quite so broom like and stiff because that pleating gives you that breathability internally without beveling the shape. If we were to go through and point cut the whole thing it would bevel this shape and make it look slightly layered and graduated on the bottom and you would see that. But now since we've done every other and we started with blunt and ended with blunt, it's still going to have that blunt ungraduated unlayered shape. So I think we did pretty good. I think the length is pretty good. Let's get some hair out of your face girl. Check out the Jatai Academy. There's all kinds of great information on there to make you a better hair stylist and barber. Let us know what you'd like to see in the future and thank you so much for watching our video. We'll see you next time.  

Final Look

 

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Octopus Haircut vs. Wolf Cut – Octopus Hair Tutorial

08 May 2024, By JATAI

There are so many different hair trends with various names. Two popular hairstyles are the wolf cut and octopus cut. An octopus haircut vs. wolf cut have several differences. A wolf cut is layered more around the face while an octopus has layers all around. Octopus styles have a puff of volume in the crown and less weight in the lengths whereas the...

Octopus Haircut vs. Wolf Cut – Octopus Hair Tutorial
There are so many different hair trends with various names. Two popular hairstyles are the wolf cut and octopus cut. An octopus haircut vs. wolf cut have several differences. A wolf cut is layered more around the face while an octopus has layers all around. Octopus styles have a puff of volume in the crown and less weight in the lengths whereas the wolf cut has a more solid perimeter shape. Both are easy to style and wear whether it be keeping it straight or putting in loose curls or waves. It can be done on curly hair, medium to longer hair and the styling requires little product. They also look good with any hair color. These are 2 beauty trend styles that are classic and timeless. In this article we will discuss how to do an octopus haircut. You can watch the video below and follow along with the transcript. If you’d like to how to do a wolf haircut, see the very bottom of the article for a link to a wolf cut tutorial.

Octopus Haircut

  Welcome to the Jatai Academy. Today we're going to be covering how to do an octopus layered haircut which is basically a layered haircut with a little bubble on top but we're going to do it a little different than last time. This time it's going to be much more textured. It's going to have a lot more separation to it and a little bit more fullness. So let's get started.

Establishing the Perimeter and Sectioning

Before I go through and section off everything for my layering I want to go through and make sure that I have the perimeter length at the length that I want. So I'm going to start by taking a center section straight down the back of the head and while I'm not worried that this line is perfectly crisp and solid and straight, I do want a crisp point cut to it. I want a real deep crisp point cut to force it to separate into pieces stronger. So I'm going to use my Kyoto Scissors from Jatai. These are the sharpest scissors that I have. It's got a nice blade so when I go through and do a deep point cut on it because it's sharp I'm going to get a really nice crisp line to it. Take everything down. Any part that hangs off that looks kind of gnarly we're going to take off and I want a real crisp point cut into this length. I'm going to show you how I've sectioned out the head. I've taken a natural or center part straight back to the quarter part, quarter part straight down to the center of the spine. From the top of the head I go to the top of the ear. That's going to be my quarter part. So I have front and back. Now in the back I'm going to separate from the drop crown which is the section between the top of the head and the occipital bone. It's right there in the middle. It's also the top of the parietal ridge on the side. So it's going to go straight across. This is going to be my shortest part and then everything else is going to blend in from that.

Top Section

I'm going to go through take a center section. I'm going to pull this section straight up and I want to kind of cut this horizontally across the top. So I'm going to pull this straight up and across, figure out where my shortest length is going to be, point cut that straight across the top. So now I'm going to take my next section. It's going to be parallel to this center section. I'm going to pull this guide right into my second section. So I have the first section and the second section. I'm going to comb those two together and in the center of that section, using my center as the guide, I'm going to cut that straight across. From here I'm going to remove the center section. Now I have section number two. We're going to go through take section number three which is parallel to section number two. I'm going to comb those two into the center of both of those two sections, hold straight up towards the ceiling, follow my center guide or my previously cut guide, cut that straight across the top. After I've removed section number two at section number three I'm just going to comb everything else straight up into section number three, go through cut that across. I have the center section on the first side. Now I'm going to go through and take a parallel section to that on the second side and repeat the same steps I did on the first side where I'm combing everything into the previously cut section and cutting that straight across. Give us a thumbs up, click subscribe and the notification bell to be notified of future Jatai Academy content.

Bottom Section

Okay so we got our top done. Now let's move into the bottom. We're going to take a center section all the way down. So now what I want to do is the first section I held that straight up. Now from here I'm going to hold this straight up, but I'm also going to angle my fingers so I can go from this short piece to this long piece down here in the bottom. I've already cut this so I'm going to get that out of the way. Small piece. I'm going to pull that straight up, angle my fingers, continue my point cut as I go from short to long. Take a small piece as my guide. We're going to take the rest of this section. Again, pull straight up, angle my fingers all the way down to my length. Now from here I'm going to pivot as I go around. Before I was doing parallel. Now I'm going to pivot. Remove the top. I've already cut. Then take a small section here, comb everything clean from the root all the way straight up. There's my guide. I'm working my angle, cutting that down and through. Take the rest of the section. If I need to I'll break it down into smaller sections. Comb that up. I see my guide from underneath. Cut that down and through. Good. Now we're going to remove my center section and add my next pivot, just following the same pattern that I was doing before, combing everything straight up to the ceiling. There's my guide from underneath, follow that through, get the previously cut hair out of the way up and out. Come on there we go. Next section up and out. Now we're going to take our last section, remove the top. I've already cut that. Before I was walking the guide around but once I reach the corner of the hairline I'm going to pull everything in back to that corner the hairline into this previously cut section. Up and out. There's my guide. Cut that through. Remove the previously cut section pulling this down and through up. There's my length on the bottom. I'm going to go through. Cut that down and through. Alright let's check ourselves out here and see how we're looking. We've got a nice short amount of layering on the top. Because this was layered at a lower elevation because it was layered at 90 it's going to have more weight than the hair underneath of it which was actually held at a higher elevation going all the way up. It was probably held at about a 180. So because the top is going to have more weight it's actually going to have more volume because it's going to be more solid. The underneath because it's been over layered it's going to have a tendrilly effect. So you're going to have this weight build up here in the crown and then a tendrilly effect underneath. So now let's go through and do the same thing on the other side.

Sides

Now that I finished my layering in the back I'm going to move into the sides and I want to make sure that I keep everything an even wetness. And I want to make sure that I can keep the cuticle as compact as possible. So I'm using Jatai Blade Glide. This will help keep everything crisp and compact and also an even moisture content throughout. I'm going to take a section from behind my quarter part. That's going to be the guide for the layering as I work around the front. I'm now going to go through and take a parallel section to my quarter part, my quarter part straight up and down. So I want to make sure that this section is straight up and down. So now I have my parallel section plus a guide from the back half of the head. I'm going to go through pull this up and now from here I have to go to this length on the side so we're going to extremely angle that layering around the front half of the head. We're going to blend it through at the very top. Make sure that this length right here blends with the length behind it and then from there I'm creating a completely new guide. Comb everything straight up going from short to long as I'm working that through all the way down to my perimeter length pulling everything straight up. There's my perimeter length cutting that down and through. It's more important when I'm doing extreme angles of layering like this. It's far more important that it blends top to bottom meaning from here to here then it does front to back. So we're not worrying if it blends front to back. We're only worrying if it blends top to bottom. My next section should be very little hair especially because of our receding hairline. I'm going to pull this straight back into the previously cut section. There is my guide going short to long pulling straight up towards the ceiling and making sure that blends top to bottom. Pulling this straight back to my quarter part, pulling everything back to the quarter part. There's my guide from underneath cutting that through. That's going to do very nicely. So now let's go through and do the same thing on the other side. Okay so we've got our layering done. So now let's go through and just make sure that all of our layering around the front has a nice smooth blend to it.

Blending and Weight Removal

So I'm going to go through take a center section lay the comb flat against the head where it leaves the head straight down to the top of the ear. Going to do this on both sides. From here I'm going to take a little pie section right in the middle. We're going to comb It forward off peak curvature of the head and then we're going to go through deep point cut that so I have a nice crisp point cut because I'm using my sharp Kyoto Scissors. Comb that out of the way. Going to pull this forward as well and just make sure that we have some nice crispy point cuts around this front to help with separation and I'm only going to do it to this section right here. Same thing on the other side. Oh we can already see how that's starting to flick better on its own. Now let's blow it dry see how we look and see where we need to add some texture to it. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to comb out and right in the midsection I'm going to take my Tokyo Thinning Scissors and go and hit just right in the middle. Pull that out so that way I can thin some hair and create a little bit more movement just in the middle. And I'm only going to do that in the thickest areas where I feel like it's not really flowing that well. So I'll comb this out. I'll say a little there a little there. We're going to pull that out. Go up. You can see it right through there. Boom boom boom and I think that that's going to flow a lot better once we get some of that internal thickness out of it. Comb out. We can see not much there, a little bit right there. Comb up. That's looking pretty good. Give us a follow on your favorite social media platform @jataifeather There we're going to pull some of that, take that, pull that out. This is purely subjective and visual where you feel like the hair needs a little extra removal and I'm just going to continue doing this throughout the rest of the head. Here's our end result and I think that uh we're looking pretty good. We got a nice little bit of movement around the front. We've got a nice solid crown with some good volume because this is nice and short but it's still a solid shape through here in the crown which ends up going really soft and tendrilly and really layered underneath and I think that's what really gives this shape you know the the octopus you know vibe is where it's solid and full here and tendrilly and long and soft underneath. So I think it looks pretty good. I think it looks nice and you look fabulous my dear. Also check out the Jatai Academy. There's all kinds of fantastic content on there that will make you a better hair stylist and barber. Let us know what you'd like to see in the future and we will see you next time. Thank you so much for watching.

Final Look Haircut Octopus Style

To see how to do a wolf cut, watch this video Soft Wolf Razor Haircut.

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JATAI provides innovative and professional quality beauty implements with world-class customer service and educational support. To offer great products as a master distributor, we seek out and select only manufacturers who demonstrate superior workmanship, the most advanced technology, and respected business core values of reliability, honesty and integrity. Accordingly, JATAI represents three major ‘workhorse’ brands that dominate within their categories. Feather, Seki Edge and Fuji Paper. JATAI Academy brings beauty tools to creative life. It’s the ultimate professional information resource where Education, Artistry and Trends CONNECT for Stylists and Barbers.

How to Cut a Long Pixie Cut Tutorial

24 April 2024, By JATAI

You probably know what a pixie cut is, but do you know what a long pixie is? Pixies are generally very short on the sides and around the nape. They can be short on the top as well. But a long pixie is just longer on all sides. In this video below you will learn how to cut a long...

How to Cut a Long Pixie Cut Tutorial
You probably know what a pixie cut is, but do you know what a long pixie is? Pixies are generally very short on the sides and around the nape. They can be short on the top as well. But a long pixie is just longer on all sides. In this video below you will learn how to cut a long pixie cut using a razor and scissors. You can follow allow with the video and the transcript. This is not a DIY pixie cut tutorial where you learn how to do a pixie cut at home. This is for professional stylists. Take this pixie cut step by step and you’ll gain valuable insight on how to use the Feather Plier Razor to sculpt the hair with unparalleled precision. Russell teaches you how to balance proportions, create texture, and how to make your cut fit your clients head shape to accentuate facial features. But this isn't just about technique—it's about creativity and self-expression and the ability to customize your haircut.

How to Cut a Long Pixie Cut with Fringe:

  Welcome to the Jatai Academy. I'm Russell Mayes, Director of Content. Today we're going to be doing a pixie but we're going to be doing a long pixie. So let's get started. Pixies are short. They're short haircuts. They're usually a little feminine, shorter around the ears and around the nape. That is the main characteristic of it. Sometimes a pixie is the same length all the way around with it being really cropped on top. That would be a short pixie, a Rosemary's Baby kind of pixie. We're going to be doing something a little longer on the top so I want to keep this around the nose but I still want to keep this short over the ears and the nape. So we're going to do a little disconnection on top and give us a little moppy hair that can kind of flows back and forth.

The Sides of the Long Pixie

So I've got the top sectioned out from the bottom on both sides. Now I'm going to go through and I'm going to take a vertical section that is going to be parallel to my front hairline. That section is also going to be parallel to this hairline behind the ear. The doll head is a little bit off, but it's the same on all humans. This front hairline will be parallel to the hairline behind the ear so I'm going to work on that as I go. Working on an angle as opposed to being straight up and down gives the hair a little bit better flow. So I'm going to start with my Feather Plier Razor. I'm going to pull this forward, T to my parting. I want to leave this front longer and then this back shorter. So we're going to pull that forward. We're going to start up here in the front. I'm going to leave that longer and real gently take that shorter at the ear. I'll take a parallel section. Pin that hair out of the way. Now I'm going to combine these two sections together. I'm going take the front, the first section and the second section. Combine them and pull that forward to the front section, not in the center of both of them but to the front. Elevate out. Get my razor ready. There's my guide from underneath. So a nice smooth razor stroke as I go back. We're going to go through and I'm going to continue working this guide all the way back into the center of the head, pulling each section to the previous section. Comb to the previous section. I got my length there in the front. Continuing that shorter as I get to the ear. Now as I'm going from the ear down to the nape this is going to get really short really quick because I'm going from this length at the ear continuing that angle of getting shorter as I go into the nape. So now we have a nice smooth transition from the sides into the back. Next section. Keep that parallel to my previous section combing into the previously cut section. There's my guide. Nice broad stroke as I'm working that down and through into the nape. Going to continue on. We got probably two more sections here. There's my section as a guideline. Continue that. Come here. Continue that down and through. Now just because I'm using a razor does not mean that I can be really sloppy with my technique. I still want to maintain a solid technique, a solid approach to my technique. That's looking pretty good. And then our last section on the right side. Here's my guide. Follow us on your favorite social media platform @jataifeather Combing into the previously cut section, shorter at the bottom longer at the top. Cleaning up this very bottom bit through here. Just pinch being respectful of the blade as I go through. Now as I'm using a razor you know I want to use something that's going to be sharp. It has to be a sharp blade. If it's a dull blade it's going to start to push the hair so I want to make sure that my blades are sharp and that I have a nice balanced handle. So the Plier is the cleanest cut and gives me the most control over any razor that I have. I have other razors like my Feather Styling Razor and this is good for starting but it's not going to be as precise a cut as my Feather Plier.

Addressing the Back of the Long Pixie

We've got the right side done. Now let's go through and do the same thing on the other side. So now that I finished the underneath hair, the short part that I've got that cropped in like I want, I'm going to go through and separate the top from the front to the back. I'm going to take a center part to the crown. From the crown I'm going to go to the ear, the quarter part and separate the front from the back. And now from here I'm going to take a diagonal section. Pick up my hair from underneath and blend that through. If the hair starts to get too dry I'm going to use Jatai Blade Glide to go through and re-wet the hair. So not only does this re-wet it and keep the moisture, it also gives me a little bit of slip so when I'm cutting with the razor it gives me a cleaner cut and it doesn't catch. So now when I go through I'm going to comb this section over to the side hold it out at the curvature of the head, peak elevation, which is that elevation right there. Follow the guide that I have cut underneath. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to start building up some weight. So as I start to build up weight that's going to build up some length on the top as well and give me more of a moppy look. Hold off the peak curvature. There's my line from underneath. Take a broad stroke and cut that through. And when I comb I'm looking for any kind of weight that doesn't seamlessly blend in with the rest of the hair. As I comb this way, I comb that way, I comb back and forth I want to see if anything pops out and then I'll recheck that section to see if I need to cut more. I'll do this until I get to the center which is going to be this last section. Oops! Same thing as before. Peak curvature. There's my line. A nice broad soft stroke. Check. Make sure there's no weight. It all blends perfectly. Now we're going to do the same thing on the other side. So now let's move on to the top, the rest of the top and we're going to do the same thing we did in the back. I'm going to take a parallel section to the section I had underneath. Comb that down. This is my short piece and I want this to kind of go about to the tip of the nose and I want to keep that fairly heavy. So I'm going to go off of the peak curvature of the head. That's going to be my elevation. I'm not really worried if this blends with the hair underneath. I'm worried more that it blends with the hair in the back and it's getting to that length of right around the tip of the nose around the front. Parallel section. Keeping this really really soft with a broad stroke. I can always go back and blunt that shape up but it's harder for me to go back and soften it after I've already cut the shape so I want to be very very conscientious of how soft I make it as my first pass.

Addressing the Crown of the Long Pixie

In the last section on this side again going off the peak curvature of elevation so I know exactly the angle that I'm going to hold it at for every section. And then that way it makes it easy to repeat on the opposite side. We've got this section finished here. Everything's looking pretty good. I got the length that I want around the face. I got that blended through into the back. I got it nice and cropped over the ear. So now let's go through and do the same thing on the other side. We got our basic shape done. I think we're looking pretty good. We got the length pretty good around the front where I like it. I think she's a little fluffy right here on the sides and in the nape and also I want to go through and put some texture through here in the top and right around the front here because I feel like it needs some more texture and some separation to it so it doesn't look as solid and as frumpy. So lets address this fluffy pixie cut.

Adding Texture and Removing Weight to Finish the Long Pixie Haircut

So in order to put some texture into it I'm going to go through and use my Jatai Tokyo Thinning Scissors. This is a nice way to remove a lot of weight or a little weight depending upon how many times you hit it and how close to the scalp you go. So we're going to start here on the sides. I'm going to pin this hair out of the way and I just want to fit this in a little bit tighter through here. So we're going to start at the bottom and I'm going to go about halfway into the length of the hair and I'm going to hit this several times so I start to remove more of that weight internally. Also, these mannequin heads can get a little pokey on the sides so taking that down a little bit will certainly alleviate that kind of puff. Same thing here in the nape. I want to go through fit that in a little bit closer down at the nape. Soften that up. So I'm going deeper down at the bottom to remove weight and then as I get to the top I'm just blending those textures through. If you haven't already give us a thumbs up, click the subscribe and the notification bell to be notified of future Jatai Academy content. Now I'm going to go through and take some weight out of the crown here. Now this I'm going to completely just kind of disconnect and not worry about blending it through. I just want to go through and take this shorter through here just to get some separation, some weightlessness, some texture to it and a little softer in the crown. So if I want to spike this up a little bit I can have a little bit more movement to it and a little bit more texture. So just right there and the crown pulling everything up taking that a little shorter through there and then I want to go through and take some weight off of this very very front. I'm going to leave some weight right here in the middle so I still have that flow and that movement and that weighty kind of pixey look to it but around the edges I'm taking that a little softer, just pulling a vertical section up, taking that through if I need to. Point cut some areas where it feels a little thicker right here. The last section right there. Yes that's better. Now we can kind of see through a little bit when we go to the side. I like that better. I think that that texturizing with my Jatai Tokyo Thinning Scissors underneath really helped make the shape pop it took and instead of this being quite so thick and so voluminous it really kind of softened this whole underneath and made it much more pliable and I think more pleasing to the eye and also making it a little bit more airy around the front. I think it really added to this as well. So if you have any questions or comments about how to cut hair into a pixie please let us know. Let us know what you'd like to see in the future. Also check out the Jatai Academy. There's all kinds of fantastic content on there to make you a better hairstylist and barber as well as find some of the best tools in the business. Thank you so much for watching this long pixie haircut tutorial and we'll see you next time.

Final Long Pixie Haircut Look

Pixie Cut Long Front

Long Pixie Cut Back View

  If you want to learn how to cut a pixie that's short (not long), watch this Emma Watson inspired pixie haircut.  

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JATAI provides innovative and professional quality beauty implements with world-class customer service and educational support. To offer great products as a master distributor, we seek out and select only manufacturers who demonstrate superior workmanship, the most advanced technology, and respected business core values of reliability, honesty and integrity. Accordingly, JATAI represents three major ‘workhorse’ brands that dominate within their categories. Feather, Seki Edge and Fuji Paper. JATAI Academy brings beauty tools to creative life. It’s the ultimate professional information resource where Education, Artistry and Trends CONNECT for Stylists and Barbers.

How to Cut a Long Bob Hairstyle – The Messy Lob Tutorial

10 April 2024, By JATAI

What is a lob? A lob is basically a long bob. With hair that goes just past the shoulders, the lob is a popular women’s haircut. With a messy lob, this means the lob has more texture and is not just one length or a blunt haircut. It has movement, depth and dimension. The best way to achieve this is...

How to Cut a Long Bob Hairstyle – The Messy Lob Tutorial
What is a lob? A lob is basically a long bob. With hair that goes just past the shoulders, the lob is a popular women’s haircut. With a messy lob, this means the lob has more texture and is not just one length or a blunt haircut. It has movement, depth and dimension. The best way to achieve this is to include the use of a razor. In this tutorial, Russell Mayes, Director of Content for Jatai, will show how to cut a straight long bob in an easy to understand fashion. You can watch the video below and follow along with the transcript. So forget about the long concave bob, long angled bobs, long swing bobs or graduated long bob hairstyles. This is all about the messy lob. FYI: This is not a long bob diy to teach you how to cut a long bob yourself. This is for hair professionals. Enjoy!

How to Cut a Long Bob Hairstyle (Messy Lob Tutorial):

    Welcome to the Jatai Academy. Today we're going to be doing a lob with texture otherwise known as the messy lob. So let's get started. So the difficult thing about doing a lob that's kind of messy is to make it look like it's supposed to look that way. So what we want to keep in mind is that we still want a really solid lob shape with a lot of internal texture near the end so you can get that messy shape but still have enough weight and solidity to really hold that lob look. So I'm going to start with my Jatai Osaka Scissors. So this is a little longer blade. It's a nice sharp clean edge so that when I go through and point cut the bottom I can still have a nice solid clean shape.  

Sectioning the Hair

First thing we're going to do is take a natural or center part to the occipital bone, occipital bone to the mastoid on both sides. This gives me enough hair that I can really start to build my lob shape. Let too little hair and I start to guess where the shape is and I don't have a good enough guide for the next sections that I start cutting. So I'm going to make sure it's directly in front of me. Tilt the head down a little bit. When I'm combing, I'm combing away from me to make sure I get everything clean at the roots all the way through.  

Point Cutting for a Solid, Clean Shape

How to Cut a Long Bob Hairstyle Messy Lob Tutorial - Point CuttingAbout halfway I'll tilt the comb make sure that's the only texture that I'll get. I'll lay my finger right there where I want to cut. Ring finger will support. And then I'm going to go through as I point cut that line across. Clean up a little bit where I need to. That's going to be my baseline of my length for the entirety of the shape. Next piece, comb this down, there's my length. Go through point cut that. I want to try to keep my point cuts about the same level of depth throughout the whole perimeter shape meaning I don't want one area to be texturized deeper, point cut deeper than another area. It's going to take a little bit of practice, but you'll get the hang of it soon enough. Next section, comb down, tilt the comb, create the tension, put my fingers in there. I went a little bit too far. Go back. There's my guide. Point cut that through. Try to match the depth of my point cut and the length. So this is going to take a little bit of practice and a little bit of control of your scissor blade making sure you don't cut yourself as I'm going through and point cutting this the same depth all the way around. After I do that I'll come in and check and see oh that looks fairly even. I got a few long little sprigs there. We'll cut those. And now I've got my basic shape in here. That is going to be my guide for the entirety of this haircut. Now from here I want to maintain this same sectioning as I go up the head. So I'm going to take from the top of the ear. There's my center. I'm going to follow that same section all the way through. Pin this up out of the way. Make sure that that matches the same angle and then do the same thing on the other side. So I've got my guide from underneath and I'm just going to go through and work this like I would do a on length bob, the only difference being that I'm deep point cutting each section instead of cutting it blunt. Now as I go through and I cut this on top of my guide I want to be mindful that I'm not cutting it shorter than my guide. That's the hardest thing about cutting hair is staying on top of your previously cut guide. There's my guide especially when you're going through and doing something as soft and as textured as a deep point cut like this. Cutting from the center going forward on both sides. Find the next flat section. There's my parting and then I want to draw that all the way through and around. Make sure that that parting is parallel. What will happen a lot of times is as people take this parting as they're sectioning into the side they change the angle. And what happens is they end up taking an angle that's something like this where it starts becoming a more vertical angle as opposed to a more horizontal angle. How to Cut a Long Bob Hairstyle Messy Lob Tutorial - Deep Point CuttingSo I want to make sure I can keep everything the same as I go up. It makes for a much more consistent haircut and it takes a little bit of practice. Okay it...okay it takes a lot of practice. Small piece underneath as my guide. Piece from the back as my guide. Go through point cut that through. Comb nice and smooth, even, no tension, Tension. The only tension that I put in here with my fingers is when I grab it to cut it. The only other tension that I'm getting is from the comb pulling it through and me flipping my comb. Since my parting is the same on both sides I know that if I comb that T to my parting that my angles will match on both sides because not only do I have a guide of length underneath I have a guide of where I'm combing each section from my parting. A little bit right there. I want to clean up but I'm not being real precise and anal about every little hair here on the bottom being exactly the same length. It's a messy lob so I need the softness of that texture to soften the structure but because I'm cutting it blunt with a scissor it's still going to maintain a solid shape when it falls. I comb it down. There's very little that reaches. And just comb down and cut anything that hangs over off. There we got a little bit of hair there in the front and that brings us to our lob shape being completed. Depending upon the type of hair that you're working on, the texture of it and how much separation that you really want for your end result is going to determine what type of tool I use.  

Creating Texture in the Lob Haircut

If I want something that's going to be flicky then I'm going to use my Feather Plier Razor because that allows me to channel it and make the hair separate into pieces more. So what we're going to do is we're going to start with hair underneath in the nape. So I'm going to go through and take a vertical section here and apply my texture. If I take a horizontal section it's going to be a more solid shape. If I take a more vertical section it can be more flicky from my separation when I go through and channel it. So that's what I'm going to do. I'm going to hold this section 90° from the head. There's my angle. How to Cut a Long Bob Hairstyle Messy Lob Tutorial - texturizingWe're going to take my Feather Plier Razor and I'm going to go through about halfway and channel that down and through. Where it's thicker I'll take a little bit more. Where it's not as thick I'll take a little bit less. That will be my first section. Now I want to go through and kind of move that and see if that's giving me the kind of flicky separation and giving me enough down there on the bottom before I move on. Because it's hard to come back to it so I want to check this out and see and I'm thinking that that's looking pretty good. I'll take the next section which will be another section right and as I start to walk back I will comb this section completely out of the way. I don't want to texturize it again. Hold that out. This is a little thinner so I'll take a little bit less through there. Pull that out of the way a little bit more right through there. Get my separation into it, check it out. And that's looking pretty good. Now I'm going to walk this all the way over to the other side of the head. Come through. A good channel through this piece here. And that's looking pretty good. Close my blade as I continue on section by section and just texturize the whole top of it exactly the same way that I'm doing around the front. This is a little thinner so it's not going to get as much texture but each channel will be more severe. Follow us on your favorite social media platform @jataifeather  

Final Look of the Long Bob Haircut with Layers

Alright. Here's our finished result. We've got a nice bit of texture into it. It keeps it kind of messy but we still have a nice solid lob shape to it which I think is important when you're doing something that's going to be messy like this especially on a finer texture of hair. I think it looks pretty good. Girl you look good. You got that blondie thing going on. I like it. Check out the Jatai Academy. There's all kinds of fabulous information on there that will make you a better hair stylist and a better barber. Let us know what you'd like to see in the future and thank you so much for watching. We'll see you next time. Below is the final lob or long bob hairstyle. It's a beautiful updated style that stands the test of time. See the long bob back view as well. We hope you learned something about how to cut a long bob with layers. Leave us a comment and let us know what you think! How to Cut a Long Bob Hairstyle Messy Lob Tutorial - Final Look Front Side ViewHow to Cut a Long Bob Hairstyle Messy Lob Tutorial - Final Look Back View

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JATAI provides innovative and professional quality beauty implements with world-class customer service and educational support. To offer great products as a master distributor, we seek out and select only manufacturers who demonstrate superior workmanship, the most advanced technology, and respected business core values of reliability, honesty and integrity. Accordingly, JATAI represents three major ‘workhorse’ brands that dominate within their categories. Feather, Seki Edge and Fuji Paper. JATAI Academy brings beauty tools to creative life. It’s the ultimate professional information resource where Education, Artistry and Trends CONNECT for Stylists and Barbers.

A Soft, Women’s Mohawk Cut Tutorial by Russell Mayes

27 March 2024, By JATAI

In this tutorial, learn how to create a mohawk hairstyle for women using scissors and a razor to add texture and dimension to natural hair. A mohawk cut generally has a hard and edgy look and is reserved for those who want to make a fashion statement. Mohawks are characterized by very short sides and a strip of longer hair running down the middle of the head....

A Soft, Women’s Mohawk Cut Tutorial by Russell Mayes
In this tutorial, learn how to create a mohawk hairstyle for women using scissors and a razor to add texture and dimension to natural hair. A mohawk cut generally has a hard and edgy look and is reserved for those who want to make a fashion statement. Mohawks are characterized by very short sides and a strip of longer hair running down the middle of the head. The longer hair can be styled into spikes that stick up using hair spray or gel to keep the hold and make it last longer. But not all mohawks need spikes. Doing a search of mohawks you will notice there are many different types of mohawk hairstyles. They can be short or long or wide and narrow. But in this video, we'll guide you through each step of the process, focusing on achieving balance between edgy and feminine. You can watch the video below and follow along with the script below.

Mohawk Cut Video Tutorial:

Welcome back to the Jatai Academy. Today we're going to be taking a classic punk rock shape and seeing if we can glamorize it and make it pretty. The mohawk. Let's get started. When you're doing these punk rock shapes, these classic punk rock shapes, it's kind of difficult to glamorize it because originally the shapes you know were not meant to be glamorized or pretty. If anything, it was the exact opposite. They were meant to be really hard and edgy and anti-fashion. So to glamorize it and make it pretty is not always the easiest thing to do. You know haircuts like the mohawk or the Chelsea things like that they're meant to be edgy for a reason. So if you're going to do something that's going to be glamorized especially with a mohawk you have to make sure that it fits the head properly. There's a couple of things that we need to consider when we're doing this is how wide the mohawk is going to be. Technically, it can't be any wider than the top of the recession because anything lower than that where it starts to roll down the head, when it goes up it doesn't fit right on the head, it's like a hat being too little and it just it just looks silly. It can't hang all the way over and look like a proper mohawk. You can go narrower but you can't go wider than the top of the recession and still have that classic shape.

Sectioning Your Mohawk Cut

Women's Mohawk Cut - SectioningSo what we've done is we've gone about to the center of the eyeball. We're going to make it a little bit more narrow than max. And then as we're going towards the back, I'm bringing that down uh a little bit more narrow in the nape. So I want fuller, more narrow in the nape. So we've gone through and sectioned that out. Now as I go through and I start working on the sides, I have a couple of things to consider. How short do I want to take this and what texture do I want? The shorter that the sides go, the edgier and the harder that it looks.  

Thinning Scissor to Cut the Sides of the Mohawk Hair Cut

Women's Mohawk Cut - Thinning ScissorsSo what I'm going to do is I'm going to try to get it short but I want to keep the texture soft. So by going through and cutting it with my Tokyo Thinning Scissors, I'm going to scissor over comb this whole thing underneath on the bottom so I can get it short but it will still maintain that really soft shape. I think what I'm going to try to do as well is leave a little bit of hair right here in front of the ear to have a little bit more softness right through there. So I don't need all of this hair. So let's get rid of it and we'll start scissor over combing. To keep this little bit of hair here, I'm going to lift that up a little higher than I would normally start my scissor over comb and start here a little higher as I continue to go up. And this is just going to be practice of my scissor over comb technique going from shorter around the edges, a little longer towards the top. Now going through with a thinning scissor like this and doing my scissor over comb it certainly takes a lot longer to do but it gives me a texture that I can't get any other way. So just be patient. Scissor over comb. Now we're starting to develop our shape through here. I want to leave a little bit of that hair right there over the ear. Right now I may cut that shorter. Now we're beginning to look nice through there. I think I'm going to take that a little bit shorter. Now I think that's looking pretty good. Now we've gone through, we've got everything cut nice and short but it has a very distinct fur-ish texture to it because it's not all cut really blunt with the clippers. You could certainly go through with the clipper and do this really short if you wanted to. I'm just experimenting with something that's going to give it more texture and give it a little bit more softness to it. You can certainly do this with scissor over comb, clipper over comb, razor it if you want to leave it longer. You got a lot of options. I'm going with this short crop but really softly textured kind of look. After I've got this side done, I'm going to go through and do the exact same thing on the other side. As I'm going through with my scissor over comb with my thinning scissor, I'll start very very slowly and methodically. And I don't have to worry about being real precise with this like I would be if I was using a straight scissor because each individual cut that I put on here is not going to cut a straight line. It's going to cut a straight line with the thinning teeth but I have to go through and hit it two or three, four, you know five times to get it to start to remove length. So I'm going to start slow. I lift up a little bit to leave some length there. Lift up slow and then go through. Now when you first start trying to do something like this it's a lot of scissor action so you're going to get some forearm cramping and maybe some thumb cramping but as you do this over time your hands will strengthen, and you'll get better at it and you'll get stronger at it and be able to go a longer period of time. Your stamina will build up. So it just takes time, just takes practice. So yes, it's tedious but sometimes the tedium is worth it.  

Razor Cutting the Middle Strip of Hair

Women's Mohawk Cut - Razor CuttingSo I will start with a center section. Lay the comb against the head where it's flat. That's going to determine the width of my section. I'm going to take that straight back and all the way through. So I've got my center section all the way through down into the nape. To keep this texture really soft I'm going to go through and use my Jatai Feather Razor to make sure I can keep all the texture the same as the softening on the sides and also to add a little texture to the internals if I need it. So I'll pull this up and out. There's my guide length in the front, lay my thumb on the blade gently and just go through, cut my shape all the way through. Take a small piece of my guide for my previously cut section. The next section, hold that out 90° from the head. There's my length that I'm cutting from. Lay my thumb just gently against the side of the blade put pressure against the hair and then cut that off. Very easy, very simple. I can get a nice soft but yet solid texture by going through and using my razor this way. 90° all the way through, leaving a little longer as I get to the nape, checking my shape making sure everything is nice and even. If that's too long, which I think it is, I'm going to go through change my angle here underneath. Blend that through. Come here. There we go. Now after I've gone through and cut my length I'm going to go through and put a little internal texture into the section. Hold that straight up, angle the blade away from me and just go through channel a little bit of that weight out. I don't need a guide. Where the hair feels thicker take a little more. Where it feels thinner take a little less. Okay we got that. Now let's go on to our next section which what I'm going to do is take the center section and the right section, comb those to the center of both of those sections and then use the center as my guide to cut the right side. So right in the center of both of those sections. There's my guide. I'm going to go through, use my guide, cut that off. There's my guide. Continue that line all the way through. Now I'm going to go through remove the very first section that I took. The center section, I'm going to remove and then on the right section, I'm going to add a little bit of texture. Keep this section separated and then take my center section and the left side and I'm going to do the exact same thing. I think that's looking pretty good. So let's go through and blow it dry and style it and see how it does.  

The Final Mohawk Haircut Look

Women's Mohawk Cut - StylingGot it blown out all glamorous and pretty. I think it looks pretty good. You can certainly make it straight and have it stick straight up you know like zebra hair or something. Um but I think it looks pretty good. So the key thing about going through and doing a very hard edge cut and trying to soften it is to just do that, to soften your lines. So you soften the instead of shaving it to the skin underneath, we're going to thinning scissor it underneath. Instead of this being real hard and blunt edged, we razor it. So it softens up that line. Instead of it just being flat ironed straight completely up in the air, we curled it a little bit. And I think it looks nice. I think it looks pretty. You look fabulous my dear. You look fabulous. Let us know what you'd like to see in the future. Please check out the Jatai Academy. There's all kinds of fantastic content on there that'll make you a better hairdresser and barber and thank you so much for watching. We really appreciate it. We'll see you next time. Here's the final mohawk cut look! Women's Mohawk Cut - Final Look  

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JATAI provides innovative and professional quality beauty implements with world-class customer service and educational support. To offer great products as a master distributor, we seek out and select only manufacturers who demonstrate superior workmanship, the most advanced technology, and respected business core values of reliability, honesty and integrity. Accordingly, JATAI represents three major ‘workhorse’ brands that dominate within their categories. Feather, Seki Edge and Fuji Paper. JATAI Academy brings beauty tools to creative life. It’s the ultimate professional information resource where Education, Artistry and Trends CONNECT for Stylists and Barbers.

A Layered V Cut Tutorial using a Feather Plier Razor

13 March 2024, By JATAI

In this video tutorial, Russell guides you through the process of achieving a medium layered V cut tutorial with simplicity and clarity. This is a straightforward demonstration of the steps involved in creating a subtle yet stylish V-shaped hair cut. Follow along as Russell shares practical tips and techniques, making it easy for you to replicate this haircut in the salon and on...

A Layered V Cut Tutorial using a Feather Plier Razor
In this video tutorial, Russell guides you through the process of achieving a medium layered V cut tutorial with simplicity and clarity. This is a straightforward demonstration of the steps involved in creating a subtle yet stylish V-shaped hair cut. Follow along as Russell shares practical tips and techniques, making it easy for you to replicate this haircut in the salon and on your favorite clients. Learn how to use the Feather Plier Razor to cut the hair and maintain modern softness and shape. Jatai Blade Glide is used to keep the hair smooth during the cutting process. V shapes and V layering is discussed where V layering is when hair is shorter in the front and sides and longer on the back. A V shaped cut is shaped so that the ends angle down into a perfect V in the back. This V line haircut is a popular hairstyle with long hair, especially when the hair give soft waves or a beachy hair style. This razor cut hair style looks great on all hair types from thick hair, thin hair, straight hair and wavy hair. But doesn't work as well on hair with lots of curls. A Curly hair V cut would make the hair get big really quick from short to long. A V shaped haircut also looks good on medium to long length hair. In fact the longer the hair, the better. A Long layered V cut is aesthetically pleasing to the visual eye. The V layered haircut compliments the face shape as the layers in front frame the face. It can work with any hair color such as chocolate brown, hair with highlights and blonde hair. V shaped hair styles have a more dramatic shape. You can see various versions and hair ideas just by scrolling on Instagram or Pinterest. A V shape haircut is a beautiful and feminine cut hairstyle that is versatile and is low maintenance so the client won't need frequent regular trims.

Watch this layered V cut tutorial and follow along with the transcript:

    Welcome to the Jatai Academy. Today we're going to be doing a study on V-shapes and V-layering. Now V-layering is basically where the hair is shorter in the front and on the sides and longer in the back. Now it's not a mullet but it has that that V angle and shape in the back that's very very popular especially on long hair where you put that little bit of beach wave into it. It's very pretty. So let's get started.  

Sectioning Your V Shaped Haircut

A Layered V Cut Tutorial using a Razor - SectioningSo to get started I'm going to separate the top of the head from the bottom of the head and I'm going to take the recession all the way straight back to the crown and then I'm going to do the same thing on the other side. See if that matches. That looks pretty good. Match that all the way around. So we're going to separate the top from the bottom. When I go through and do this layering I need to be conscientious of how my overall length is going to affect my layering. So if this is my longest point in the back which I want to keep that long because I want it to be longer in the middle of the back, I can pull that forward and see okay that's the length. I pull this shortest piece up here. I know I can't go any shorter than about that right there while still maintaining this overall length in the back. The next thing I want to take into consideration is the angle of my parting up front. If I angle here and I pull my section parallel, because I'm holding it at a graduated angle it's going to be heavier around the front and it's going to shift back. So do I want it heavy or do I want it light?  

Using the Feather Plier Razor to Create a V Shaped Hair Cut

Take my vertical section. I'm going to pull that forward. I'm going to open my Feather Plier Razor. This gives me the most control and the cleanest cut line of all the razors that I have in my arsenal. I'm going to pull this forward. I'm going to determine my length which is about right there and now I'm going to go through and take a nice broad razor stroke parallel to my parting. From here close the blade when I section so I don't have to worry about cutting myself. I'll take a parallel section straight back. Pull this forward. Alter the curvature of the head. That's the elevation that I'm going to hold this section. A Layered V Cut Tutorial using a Razor - SidesOpen my blade. There's my guide. Cut that down and through. Now we're going to go all the way down to the corner of the hairline. I'm going to remove my first section. So now I only have my second and my third. At this section I'm going to hold it at that elevation. Continue to pull forward. There's my guide. Now I'm going to remove my second section. Pin that out of the way. The next section parallel to my previous and I'm just going to continue to work this all the way back into the center of the head. There's my guide and as I get closer to the back I should have less hair to cut. Take my next section straight down the center of the back of the head. Again this is the elevation that I'm holding it. Open that blade. There's my guide. Very little to cut. I finish this side. I'm going to go through and do the exact same thing on the other side. See if our lengths are the same and they look pretty good. And you can certainly see that this shape is already developing into a V. So the longer the hair is the better that I think that this shape works. The thicker the hair is the more you can take out in a lighter in an area you can get it without it feeling real mullety.  

Address the Top for a V Shaped Layered Haircut

A Layered V Cut Tutorial using a Razor - TopSo we're going to go through, take a section straight across the top. Pin all this out of the way. I'm going to go through and use a little bit of Jatai Blade Glide just to make sure that the moisture is consistent and also to make the blade glide through the hair easier and cut more consistently. I'm going to tilt the head down just a little bit so you can see where I'm coming from. There's my guide on the side and we're going to go through cut this straight across to my guide from the other side. My next section is going to be parallel and I'm basically going to do the same thing I did to the sides just going across the top. Now the reason I separated the top out is because when I start going off the curvature of the head it starts getting elevated a lot more than the sides so it's easier for me to keep control of it by taking the section separate. Make sure I'm going off the curvature of the head. There's my guide. We're going to go through cut that straight across. Next sections parallel to the previous sections as I continue to work that back. Now here I'm going to tilt her head down a little bit and this is the elevation that I'm going off of. Now as I get to the back, you'll see that start to elevate quite quickly. Go through. There's my guide. A nice broad stroke. Next section and only one after that, lowering the head again. This is the elevation that we're going off of. Get my razor right. Get my section right. There's my elevation. There's my guide. Go through cut that through and again as I get to the back I should have less and less hair to cut. Last section this is where I'm going to elevate it all the way up. Proper elevation. There's my guide. Go through, cut that length off. Now by going through and cutting with a razor that's going to keep the ends very light and airy and I think very very consistent and I think very pretty for this type of haircut. Not much on this side. Perfect.  

Styling the V Shape Hair Cut

We've got, we got our shape cut into it. I think it looks very nice. It flows really well. We've got this kind of bohemian chic going on with a little bit of uh rocker thrown in. So let's blow it dry. Take a look at it. We finished our blow dry. You can certainly see the shape developed pretty well. We've got this longer center of the back with it fuller through the back of the head where we left most of the length. As we layered it more around the front, it transitions very well into the back and we have this very you know bohemian 70s inspired kind of shape and that's just the way we blew it dry. V cut hairstyles tends to work well on all types of hair, thicker, thinner, wavier, maybe not curly hair. Super curly hair because it can get real big real quick going from this short to long, but it works really well on most hair. The longer that it is I think the better that this shape works and the better it looks especially if you're going for one of those balayage beach wave type of shapes. A long V haircut is preferable but I think this V hairstyle works really really well. So let us know what you'd like to see in the future. Please check out the Jatai Academy. There's all kinds of great information on there that will make you a better hairstylist and barber and we really appreciate you watching. We'll see you next time.  

Final Layered V Cut with Layers

Here's the final V Haircut with Layers look. As you can see the hair in V shape in the back is seamless: A Layered V Cut Tutorial using a Razor - FrontA Layered V Cut Tutorial using a Razor - Back  

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JATAI provides innovative and professional quality beauty implements with world-class customer service and educational support. To offer great products as a master distributor, we seek out and select only manufacturers who demonstrate superior workmanship, the most advanced technology, and respected business core values of reliability, honesty and integrity. Accordingly, JATAI represents three major ‘workhorse’ brands that dominate within their categories. Feather, Seki Edge and Fuji Paper. JATAI Academy brings beauty tools to creative life. It’s the ultimate professional information resource where Education, Artistry and Trends CONNECT for Stylists and Barbers.

Scarlett Johansson Short Hair Tutorial – Her Iconic Undercut

28 February 2024, By JATAI

Have you ever wondered how to create Scarlett Johansson’s short undercut hairstyles she rocked around 2014 to 2017? In this article and video Russell Mayes, Director of Content for JATAI, guides you in a step-by-step Scarlett Johansson short hair tutorial on how to achieve this iconic style. This look is timeless and needs no update. You can get the full YouTube...

Scarlett Johansson Short Hair Tutorial – Her Iconic Undercut
Have you ever wondered how to create Scarlett Johansson's short undercut hairstyles she rocked around 2014 to 2017? In this article and video Russell Mayes, Director of Content for JATAI, guides you in a step-by-step Scarlett Johansson short hair tutorial on how to achieve this iconic style. This look is timeless and needs no update. You can get the full YouTube experience by watching this video below (which is also featured in our Education Connect portion of Jatai Academy. You can follow along with the transcript below.

Scarlett Johansson Short Hair Tutorial

Welcome to the Jatai Academy. Today we're going to be doing an undercut, the undercut that Scarlet Johansson wore for a while and I think it's very cool. So let's get started. So if I'm looking at you know some short hair that Scarlett Johansson wore. When it was really short it was basically an undercut with the top grown out longer. Then at a certain point she decided to let the undercut grow out and we started getting a little bit longer in the sides. And I think that it was very very stylish and she did a great job of the grow out period because sometimes when it's cut really short underneath it's hard to grow that out. But you know hairstyles like this that show the in between where she was growing it out, I think are really really modern today. So let's take a look at how to do that. So we've gone through and sectioned out the top of the head from the bottom of the head.

Clipper Cutting

Scarlett Johansson Short Hair Tutorial - Clipper CuttingNow we're going to go through with the clipper and we're going to cut everything underneath pretty short. So I'm not going to go through and be really perfectionistic about my clippering right now. I just just want to go through and remove most of the length so that I can go through and change the texture a little bit later on. Now this first section right up the middle I'm basically just guessing at the length that I want and I'll go through and just go through the motions of cutting it. Then I'm going to look at it and see is that type of length that I want. I think I want to leave this a little longer than it being cut really really short. And I think that that's looking pretty good. So now from here I have a guide. As I start to work around the head I can use the guide in the center for the guide that I'm cutting for the hair that I'm cutting as I move left to right. So this is a very very classic tapering technique where I'll start shorter at the bottom and get longer as I go up the head. So it's shorter here at the bottom hairline and it gradually gets longer. So in the back I've worked horizontally. Then, I come to the side and I work horizontally. And then I'll go through and work an angle which is going to be parallel to this hairline right behind the ear. I'll work the angle to blend the two together. Now that way I've got a rough shape into it and then I can start to fine-tune my shape from here.

Thinning Scissors

Scarlett Johansson Short Hair Tutorial - Thinning ScissorsAnd now I'm going to use my Jatai Tokyo Thinning Scissors and I'm going to go through and trace what I've got cut underneath initially just to soften everything up. Now this is going to go through and do two things: it's going to remove weight and make it softer and it's also going to make it a little bit shorter so I can get a little bit cleaner. And it just takes a little bit of time and a little bit of practice and some patience to go through and do this but the end result is going to be worth it. So I'll start and I'm going to go through and scissor over comb and trace everything that I've already cut and just cut the last quarter inch of the hair to make sure everything is softer. Now when I first start going through I'm not going to see a whole lot of result and that's okay. I will be able to fine-tune it once everything's dry and I've got everything in its natural fall. Now right here I don't like the way that's fitting in so I'm going to go through and hit that a few more times and see how it reacts and that's reacting a little bit better. Now we've gone through and we've dried the underneath so that I can see exactly how the hair is going to react, how short it's getting and how much texture I'm putting in through it. Now I'm going to go through. I like this length that we got here. I'm going to taper that in a little bit tighter around the edges in the nape and I'm also going to take this a little bit shorter over the ears. I think that that would look better if that's a little bit softer and shorter. So now I'm going to go through and do the same sort of scissor over comb that I was doing with my Tokyo Thinning Scissors but on dry hair and I'm going to really start to fine-tune and fit this in. So what I'm going to do is basically scissor over comb everything and taper this in a little bit tighter just here in the at the bottom of the nape. Now these mannequin heads can get a little pokey around the edges where the hair gets short and that's okay. I'm just going to fine-tune that in just like I would a shrubbery or something of the sort or I'm just going to visually cut it in to make it fit and take some of the length off and still keep it soft. One of the pictures that we saw she was really blended here in the back and then it got longer and disconnected towards the front. So that's what we're going to do. So in order to do that I need to separate the front of the head from the back of the head. So I'll find where the crown is, take that section to the top of the ears. So now we've got from the crown going back. And the way I'm going to do that is I'm going to pivot right in the center.

Razor Cutting

Scarlett Johansson Short Hair Tutorial - Razor CuttingHold this out at curvature of the head which is going to be like that. So I'll just lay the comb where it sticks out. I want the top of this section to be held at that angle as I'm pulling the rest of it out vertically. So it's going to look like this right here. Now I'm going to continue that angle of my graduation that I started from tapering the underneath on up to the top. And I'm going to use my Feather Styling Razor in pink. So we're going to start right here in the middle, hold this out at the proper elevation which is going to be right there. Start where my short hair is, gradually build that out to my longer length. Don't miss anything. Comb. Look at that. See how that's going to blend. I think that's going to be fine. So we're going to continue on. Now I will pivot my next section which is going to pivot to the corner of the hairline. I'll pull this out, same elevation right here at the top center. There's my length falling out. Pull that up and out and through. Next section, pivot to the mastoid, that bump right there behind the ear. I'm going to pull this back. There's my line underneath. Go through. Razor that through. Anything that hangs out that I missed, cut that off. Got that. The last section, I'll pull off the peak curvature of the head. There's my guide underneath. Go through. Razor that off. Now this is going to completely blend with the back so that when this fluffs up it's going to blend beautifully through here and it also gives me a length that I can start building my length going towards the front. So now from here I'm going to take the right half. I'm going take a horizontal section and I'm going to use this length that I created in the back here and blend that through towards the front. So I'm going to hold this out off the peak curvature. There's my line and then I'm going to guess how long I want it in the front and I'm going to start building up more length as I get to the front holding this out at peak curvature of the head. The way that I can always check that is just hold the comb right there at the parting. Wherever that elevates to, that's where I want to hold that. Now I'm going to continue taking the same horizontal sections until I get to the center of the head. Again, going off the curvature of the head starting at the tip of my blade. And as I work through the section I will go towards the heel of the blade. So that way I can evenly dull the entire blade at the same time. And I think that that's looking pretty good. There we go. Now we're going to do the same thing on the other side.

Texturizing

Scarlett Johansson Short Hair Tutorial - TexturizingWe've got our basic shape in and now I'm going to go through and put a little bit of internal texture into it using my Jatai Feather Styling Razor that has the Texture Blade into it. Now the Texture Blade has little gaps in it that prevent hair from touching the blade so it's only cutting like every other hair and I'm going to go through and hold the section horizontally, lay the blade against the head and just gently fillet through and you can see how that's creating separation through there and taking some weight out of the ends. Now I don't want to go through and be very aggro and you know like He-Man it. I want to go through and gently just apply a little bit of texture to take some of that weight out and give me a little bit more separation. I'm going to go through and methodically work every section without picking up previous sections that I've already texturized. That way I don't over thin one particular area. An area that may have a little bit more weight, I may go back through and do, but my first pass through I want to be very very judicious in my application of texture. Nice, easy. Removed the weight. Gave me some separation. I think that's looking pretty good. Now this section right here in the front I'm going to go through and take a little bit of that point off because when I pulled it both over to the sides that's going to leave me longer in the middle. So I'm going to go through, comb this through and down and take a little bit of that point off and I'm going to do it with my Texturizing Blade so that I can keep everything really really soft and textured.

Final Look

Scarlett Johansson Short Hair Tutorial - Final Look FrontScarlett Johansson Short Hair Tutorial - Final Look SIde Here's our end result. We've got you know a little longer in the front. We've got it undercut underneath on the sides and the back. We kept it really soft and a little bit longer so it's not that hard edge and it blends through here in the crown which I think looks pretty good. And she wore her hair a lot of different ways. Sometimes it was down and kind of swept over a little fuller in the back like we did here. Sometimes it was very much up you know and gelled up and off of her face you know kind of to the side, so for the award show or the fashion show she was going to. The Scarlett Johansson curls were elegant and striking. She wore it a bunch of different ways and this haircut is very very versatile for that. Scarlett Johansson with short hair was an iconic hairstyle for her and is still remembered to this day. Scarlett Johansson hair 2015 is still a beautiful style that's modern for today's looks. So add it to your repertoire. Let us know what you'd like to see in the future. Check out the Jatai Academy. There's all kinds of great information on there that will make you a better hair stylist and barber and we will see you next time. Thank you for watching. If you liked this Scarlett Johansson hair tutorial, you may like our other tutorials in our Education Connect section of Jatai Academy.  

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Modern Soft Razored Pageboy Hair Tutorial

14 February 2024, By JATAI

If you don’t know what pageboy hair is, it was a popular hairstyle in the 60’s and 70s which looked kind of like a mushroom. It was often worn by both men and women. The look back then consisted of blunt short hair that framed the front of the face with bangs. It didn’t have much volume. In fact, the...

Modern Soft Razored Pageboy Hair Tutorial
If you don't know what pageboy hair is, it was a popular hairstyle in the 60's and 70s which looked kind of like a mushroom. It was often worn by both men and women. The look back then consisted of blunt short hair that framed the front of the face with bangs. It didn't have much volume. In fact, the hair laid straight down but curved at the ends. It was often short in length and didn't go below the neckline. In this video, we share the art of achieving a softer razor cut version of the timeless page boy haircut. With a modern approach to the cut, the style gets a makeover that's appropriate for today's looks and haircuts. In this video Jatai's Director of Content, Russell Mayes, shows a step-by-step instruction, emphasizing precision and technique to create a modern and flattering interpretation of this classic style. You'll learn the fundamentals of razor cutting, exploring the nuances that give the page boy haircut its distinctive softness. He uses the Feather Styling Razor, Feather Plier Razor, Jatai Tokyo Scissors and some JATAI Blade Glide to achieve this iconic look. The tutorial offers a straightforward and informative approach to achieving the perfect soft razor cut pageboy hairstyle. To make it even more modern, change up the color or style it in a unique way. Watch the video tutorial or follow along with the transcript below: Welcome back to the Jatai Academy. Today we're going to be doing a modern softer pretty version of pageboy hair. So let's get started. Pageboy to me is one of these classic haircuts that was very popular in the the late 60s early 70s and it's very very blunt and very very solid. And to me I never thought that it looked good. I never thought it was very appealing but that's just my own aesthetic. No I should take that back. The only people that I think the pageboy looked good on were the Ramones. I thought the Ramones wore it very very well and so my challenge today is how do I take this haircut that I don't necessarily have an affinity for because I feel like it's just this blunt kind of mass mushroom of a shape and how do I make that pretty? So I think the way that I modernize it and make it pretty and is to make it softer because the the classic pageboy is very very blunt all the way around. Everything's cut at zero elevation. It's very very solid kind of halo bowl cut mushroom shape. So I'm going to try to soften it up using my Feather Styling Razor and also my Feather Plier Razor to create some internal texture. The Back Modern Soft Razored Pageboy Hair Tutorial - scissor cuttingSo the way I'm going to start is I'm going to comb a center section straight down. I'm going to judge where I want my overall length to be and I want something a little longer than the hairline but not so much that it's starting to hit the shoulders and flip out. And then I'm going to hold everything down and I'll take a fairly short stroke and just go straight across and cut that all one length. Here I don't want to pull this back. I'm going to keep her head kind of straight forward. I'm going to comb this straight down and natural fall. Work that line all the way around trying to use the same razor stroke that I was using earlier. To make this a little bit more solid through here I'm going to use my Tokyo Scissors. These are the 5 and 1/2 inch ones. I'm going to come underneath, comb that down, zero elevation and just go through and blunt that line up just a little bit. Cut some of that graduation off underneath on the bottom. Okay now I'm going to go through and separate the front of the head from the back of the head. I'll find the high point of the head bring that straight down to the top of the ear. And now I'll go through and take my next section, keep that parallel to my previously cut section. Follow my previously cut guide and cut that all blunt one length. Everything's getting combed straight down to the floor. And just continue this until I run out of hair. The Sides Alright, so we got the whole back finished. Now we're going to work into the sides. Take my first little flat section where the comb lays flat against the head and I'm going to angle that all the way back into the mastoid and the reason I'm going back to the mastoid is so that I pick up a little bit of this hair that I cut in the back so now I have a guide to cut two. So I'll cut the front short and it'll be easy for me to know where I'm cutting two from. Does that make sense? Yeah two from. Going to hit this with a little bit of Blade Glide to make sure I keep everything an even saturation. I'm going to start right in the center, right between the eyes straight down. Now when I comb this you'll notice that the comb is away from me. As I get up to the root I flip the comb. That's the only tension that I'm going to use. I'll lay my hand right where I want to cut the section. I'm going to leave these a little longer. I don't create any tension at all and then I'll go through with my razor and cut that straight across. Modern Soft Razored Pageboy Hair Tutorial - sidesNow here when I comb down the sides, this is my short piece. This is my long piece. So I need to determine what that angle is going to look like and most of the time most people will take this section and pull it forward and then go through and cut their angle. By me pulling this forward what I'm doing is I'm introducing movement into the hair. It's going to start to shift back. So instead of it being straight down in pageboy I'm going to end up with kind of a Dorothy Hamill feather kind of look because I'm pulling it forward. So when I pull it forward it's going to be shorter in the front longer and the back. So it's going to shift back. So what I'm going to do to counter that is I'm going to comb everything straight down. It's going to be a little challenging. I'm going to go through comb everything straight down, I'm going to angle my fingers, the angle that I think I need to go to get here, comb that straight down. There is my short piece. My long piece is there. Now combing this straight down I'm going to cut my shape through it. Now we're starting to get that kind of curve that's very reminiscent of a pageboy. Continuing this as I go to the sides. There's my line. There's my angle I'm cutting to. Cut that down and through. Next piece. Fight the urge to pull forward. I want to comb straight down, angle my fingers and then cut that line. Take my next section. Same angle that I took before. Take a little bit more hair. Pin this out of the way and continue combing everything straight down in natural fall, angle my fingers the line that I want to cut. There's my line. The razor will match that line. I'm combing everything straight down. There's the line. The razor matches the line. Cut that off and through. If I have anything that doesn't quite match clean that up a little bit. Take your time. And now we're beginning to get a nice little shape through there. So continue on till I run out of hair. Modern Texture Modern Soft Razored Pageboy Hair Tutorial - textureSo now let's go through and I think putting some internal texture so we can get a little bit more softness and flicking going on instead of it just being a mushroom. I'm going go through and take an angle similar to what we were working with before. And now I'm going to go through and use my Feather Plier Razor. That way I can make internal texture and make that separation with much more dexterity and control than I can with my regular Feather Styling Razor. If you're looking to get into using a no guard razor, this is a good way to start because this is the easiest way to use it with the least amount of fear of cutting yourself. We got that. Same thing here in the back. I will probably do less in the back than I will on the sides and on the top because I still want to maintain that heavy moppy shape. Now I'm going to go through and do a little bit more weight removal as methodically as I can be for the rest of the hair. Now if you're working on somebody that maybe doesn't have as thick a hair as my doll head does maybe you don't do as much texturizing internally and you keep it just on the very edges and on the very ends and that will get you that separation to it without thinning it and make it feel any finer or thinner. Bangs Modern Soft Razored Pageboy Hair Tutorial - bangsSo we've saved the very best for last which is the bang section and the reason I saved that for last is so I'm already warmed up with my razor action. I have a good feel for how the hair is reacting to it so when I'm dealing with something as vital as around the front I can be more judicious about application of how much that I'm going to take out, how much hair I'm going to remove. So I'm going to start. I may start with half of this section, pin that out of the way, come in and just very gently go through and remove a little bit right in the front. I would rather remove too little than to remove too much. And I think that's looking good. And then the very last section is this hair that may hang over it. I'll take a little deeper but a little bit further apart with my internal razor stroke so I can get some separation and weight removal without taking too much out. And I think that that's a good place to stop with the wet cut. So let's blow it dry, take a look and fine tune it when it's dry. Final Look Here's our end result and uh I think it's a nice soft version of classic page boy hair. I think it looks a little bit more modern. It's a not quite a Ramone but it certainly has some texture and some movement to it, some softness. And I think that this shape would work really well on some curly hair that had a little bit more puff to it. I think that would be really really pretty. Check out the Jatai Academy. There's all kinds of great information on there to make you a better hairdresser or barber. Also let us know what you'd like to see in the future and thank you so much for watching. We'll see you next time. I appreciate it. Modern Soft Razored Pageboy Hair Tutorial - final look    

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