Cutting Hair Extensions | Dry Cutting-Scissors-Razor

Cutting Hair Extensions | Dry Cutting-Scissors-Razor


Cutting Hair Extensions | Dry Cutting-Scissors-Razor is what makes the look and style more realistic. Try to approach it as if a client now has long hair and you are about to create a new haircut and style. Begin by brushing out the hair, with a bristle brush. Hold the client’s head, so you don’t put too much stress on the scalp. You will be dry-cutting your client which takes time to perfect like a wet cut. Don’t rush your cut especially after taking an hour or more putting them in. Use a larger tooth comb so you don’t tangle the new hair.

We recommend a combination of scissors, razors, and blending shears to create your finished style.

The Technique:


Step One: Internal Weight Removal-begin by sectioning the hair row by row, backcomb the client’s hair, and then lightly using the razor to break up the internal length of extension hair, cutting from the line of backcombing to the end of the hair.

Step Two: Perimeter Outline-Cut the perimeter of the hair just as you would cut your client’s hair using either your blending shears or razor.



Step Three: Layering & Blending: Using vertical sections begin to blend the client’s natural length at the crown of their head moving in an upward or outward motion into their new desired length. Either slide cut with your scissors or a razor or use your blending shears in a moving motion.



Style the hair as you would normally. Refrain from using products with high alcohol contents or saturating the bonds with oils that could penetrate the bond, making the extension loose and causing it to slip out prematurely. You can use curling irons, flat irons, hot rollers or your choice of any styling tool.


Extend USA Hair Extension Training Certification Class


    • How to give a proper consultation
    • Add Highlights, Length, & Volume
    • Extend USA Custom Color Blending
    • How to cut and style hair extensions
    • How to add length, color, and volume

Extend Your Income & Make Your Clients Happier


  • Help your clients with fine, thinning hair
  • Add Highlights, Length, & Volume
  • Attract new clients
  • Make more money
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