Straight-across scissoring gets a bad rap for seeming far too… well, simple. Little do non-hairdressers know, it takes a skilful hand to perfect a blunt cut hairstyle. Best suited to clients with fine hair, this Bella Hadid-approved ‘do makes the cut look thicker, while thick-haired clients will achieve a ‘stacked’ effect that works well with waves and curls. The cut also works its magic on embattled ends that are starting to look wispy. If tapered tips are the hallmark of a damaged mane, it only makes sense to opt for a sharp outline.
So, how do you create the look for your clients? All you need is a comb, a good pair of scissors and maximum patience as you work through the hair section-by-section. Use minimal tension to avoid unwanted graduation and be prepared to tackle layers: if they’re long you can cut the base line to meet the layers, while shorter layers should be softened so they seamlessly blend with mid-lengths. Pair the cut with a bob or lob length for the most flattering effect and recommend trims every six to eight weeks to maintain the sharpest shape.