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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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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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Point Cutting: Why You Should Be Using This Cutting Technique For Perimeters of All Lengths

Point Cutting: Why You Should Be Using This Cutting Technique For Perimeters of All Lengths

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A strong perimeter gives any haircut—no matter the length—the clean lines that stylists want to create and the full, healthy hair that clients want to see. But a blunt line doesn't mean the cut can't be soft and airy, so how do you approach the perimeter? We brought two master cutters to The BTC House to break down how they achieve clean lines and they both agree—point cutting is their go-to cutting technique.

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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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