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Haircut Tutorials

SHAG 101: The Dos And Don'ts

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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How to Avoid a Bulky Bob: 4 Techniques To Try

Cutting a bob on a client with thick hair? Learn four weight-removing techniques to start using ASAP!

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5 Tips For Cutting Shags On Short Hair

Get Carolynn Judd's (@styled_by_carolynn) best tips and tricks for cutting 2021's top haircut trend, the shag, on clients with short hair!

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SHAG CUTTING: WHY THE CORNERS ARE CRUCIAL

Cutting a shag isn't one-size-fits all and corners are HUGE when taking a shag from traditional to a mullet. What is a corner you ask? We tapped Nashville-based cutter Brian Hickman (@brianhickman1) to break down everything you need to know about this section and why it's so important for a connected haircut and a seamless growout. 

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3 Cutting Techniques For Removing Weight From Thick Hair

Cutting the perfect bob can be intimidating. Cutting the perfect bob on a client with thick hair (and a lot of it!) can be downright scary. But have no fear, ARC™ Architect#ONESHOT Cut Video Winner and bob-cutting expert Chris Jones (@chrisjones_hair) broke down his signature cutting techniques for removing weight without compromising shape. 

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5 Tips For Cutting Curtain Bangs On Any Client

Curtain bangs are EVERYWHERE on TikTok and Instagram so we KNOW your clients are asking for them. These low-commitment bangs are the perfect way for your clients to dip their toes into fringe territory. Scroll through for tips and tricks on how to create this low-maintenance fringe on any client! 

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3 Tips To Take The Fear Out Of Cutting A Shag

Shags might have originated in the ‘70s, but this retro layered cut has proven itself timeless. That’s why ARC™ Scissors Hair Architect Rachel Williams (@rachelwstylist) hopped on BTCU to share her signature cutting techniques for designing a shag for today’s cool girl.

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HOW TO STYLE A PIXIE CUT

Every time we see Briana Cisneros (@brianacisneros) rocking her signature shaggy pixie, we consider calling our stylists on the spot. Finishing a cut can be just as important as the cut itself, especially if it is a major change for your client. Get all of her tips and tricks on styling a pixie for the next time your client requests a chop.

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3 CUTTING TECHNIQUES FOR CREATING TEXTURED FRINGE

Picture this: A client comes in for their first post-quarantine appointment and they want a major change—what do you suggest?  If you’ve been glued to Instagram like we have, you might have seen Briana Cisnerosaka @brianacisneros, share her fringe cutting tutorials and we can’t get enough. Check out Briana’s three go-to techniques for creating fringe with texture and LOTS of movement. 

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