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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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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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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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Blunt Texture: Two Techniques To Create Movement Without Losing A Strong  Line

Blunt Texture: Two Techniques To Create Movement Without Losing A Strong Line

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Blunt Texture: Two Ways To Create Movement Without Losing A Strong Perimeter

If there is one thing we learned in 2019: Bobs aren’t just for Karen. They’ve experienced a true glow-up this year, becoming one of the most requested cuts behind the chair. So, we brought two of the coolest bob cutters we know: Chris Jones (@chrisjones_hair) and Buddy Porter (@buddywporter) to The BTC House to share their texturizing techniques for turning bobs from blah to bomb. That’s right—TWO ARTISTS, TWO TECHNIQUES, ONE CLASS. 

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