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SHAG 101: The Dos And Don'ts

SHAG 101: The Dos And Don'ts

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The shag haircut can be an intimidating cut when you are first attempting it. From its section elevation to the texturizing techniques, it can seem confusing but the shag is a highly customizable and versatile cut if you know how to slay it. We reached out to ARC™ Scissors Architect and shag expert Rachel Williams (@rachelwstylist) to get all of her tips and tricks to ease your anxiety and set you up for success.

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4 PERIMETER CUTTING MISTAKES & HOW TO FIX THEM

4 PERIMETER CUTTING MISTAKES & HOW TO FIX THEM

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Have you ever spotted a super sharp bob from across a room and thought to yourself "I wonder who cuts her hair?" If you are in the Houston area, chances are it was Chris Jones (@chrisjones_hair). With over 277, 000 (!) followers on Instagram, Chris is known for his "soft blunt" bobs and cutting techniques. So we sat down with Chris (virtually of course) and got all of dos and dont's of creating an eye-catching perimeter.  

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4 Dry Cutting Techniques For Every Client

4 Dry Cutting Techniques For Every Client

Do you dry-cut your clients’ hair? Dry cutting reveals a client’s natural texture and allows for ultimate customization—that’s why we loved this Cutting Co-Lab at The BTC Show Online, where four expert cutters came together onscreen to teach their signature cuts using dry cutting techniques. From soft shaggy fringe to airy curly cuts to textured bobs, we have the tips below. 

Check out ARC™ Scissors Team Members Matt Swinney (@matt.swinney)Chris Jones (@chrisjones_hair_)Jamal Edmonds (@lamajbackwards) and Carolynn Judd (@styled_by_carolynn) below and check out their go-to dry cutting techniques! 

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TEXTURE VS. LAYERED BOB: READ THIS TO LEARN THE DIFFERENCE!

TEXTURE VS. LAYERED BOB: READ THIS TO LEARN THE DIFFERENCE!

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Ever have a client request a fresh chop with “just one or two layers,” but their inspo pic is a wavy-styled textured bob? We feel your pain. To help you navigate the perils of client consultations, we asked cutting expert Chris Jones (@chrisjones_hair) to break down the difference between these two on-trend cuts AND to share his cutting tips for achieving both! Scroll down for everything you need to know.

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4 WAYS TO AVOID A KAREN BOB

4 WAYS TO AVOID A KAREN BOB

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POV: You’ve just finished up your client’s fresh bob haircut and you are checking it in the mirror and then you see it: The dreaded bell shape. So you try and fix it and you find yourself going shorter and shorter. This is a common problem that we have all run in to at some point. So we asked bob experts Chris Jones, Carolynn Judd, Kara Williams, and Matt Swinney for their tips and tricks to avoid running in to this issue.

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CURLY SHAG: STEP BY STEP AND HEADSHEET DIAGRAM

CURLY SHAG: STEP BY STEP AND HEADSHEET DIAGRAM

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Shags are having an extended moment and we think it is safe to say they aren’t going anywhere. Clients have been shifting to lower maintenance styles and one of the best things about a shag is its easy upkeep. We reached out to Arizona hairstylist Mariah Walraven (@mo_raven) for her tips and tricks on ensuring a flawless cut every time. Swipe through for all of the details!

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DO ALL COLOR SERVICES COME WITH HAIRCUTS? HERE’S WHY THEY SHOULD

DO ALL COLOR SERVICES COME WITH HAIRCUTS? HERE’S WHY THEY SHOULD

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 Do you suggest clients get a cut—at least a trim—when they come in for color services? If not, you might start after you read this! We asked two color and cutting experts Farhana Premji (@xo.farhana.balayage) and Kara Williams (@haircolorkilla) on why complementing a color service with a haircut is so important. PLUS tips to make your fresh color POP. Keep reading for it all!

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WHY YOU SHOULD HAVE MULTIPLE SCISSORS IN YOUR TOOL KIT

WHY YOU SHOULD HAVE MULTIPLE SCISSORS IN YOUR TOOL KIT

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You probably have multiple products and styling tools to achieve the looks your client wants—but how many pairs of scissors do you have? Having a variety of scissors for different techniques lets you fine-tune cutting techniques and exercise your artistry on every client in your chair. So how should you build your scissor collection? We talked to four  ARC™ Scissors Team Members about why having multiple scissors is not just an investment in your skills but also in your business. 

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