Hi, and welcome to Fred Stepkin’s weekly blog.
Hope you enjoyed last weeks topic: Monday: Hair Type That Benefit from Razor Cuts
This Weeks Report: Monday: Razor Cut Basics
Let’s go over the good and bad about razor cuts. Who should get them, who should not. Razor cuts have grown in popularity as the long straight styles have returned to fashion. They are excellent for creating soft-looking straight styles, adding texture and shaping the hair into smooth layered styles.
Razor cuts are great for women (men) with straight to moderately wavy hair, especially if you prefer a softer and natural looking style. Individuals with tightly coiled to curly hair, and African American hair types are not candidates for razor cutting. Using a razor on these hair types only leads to frizzy looking styles, generally.
Razor-cutting can be used completely to create the haircut, or simply as a technique to add softness and texture to scissor-cut hairstyles. However, you want to make sure that the stylist who is going to perform a razor cut on you is experienced in using the razor to cut your hair. This is not the case where you want to volunteer to be someone’s “first time”. These blades are very sharp, and can result in accidents when the stylist isn’t confident and comfortable in their use.
There are many salons who offer razor cuts, and I’ve heard it said that if you go to a stylist who uses the “guard” on their razor, you should not let them cut your hair. I disagree completely. Given the danger in having such a sharp blade near my scalp/face, I would always prefer that my stylist have a safety foremost in mind when giving me a service. I’ve know stylists who have used razors for years who wouldn’t think of approaching a client with an unguarded razor. My own Hair Styling History. I was trained utilizing a razor with great discipline by a Master French Hairstylist at a prestigious New York Hair Salon decades ago. I’ve learned how to use a straight-edge (no-guard) for greater range in technique and in styling artistry. My cuts are raw, fun & you’ll spend zero time to style.
Editor’s view: A skilled hair stylists will know how to use a razor safely and creatively.
Please return for next week’s Report Monday: Difference Between Cutting Hairs With a Scissor or Razor?