01Always start with clean dry hair. Gels and sprays make it harder to cut. Lightly moisten the hair with a spray bottle for control.
02To avoid cutting hair too short, cut from the top of the head down to the sides.
03When blow drying your hair, comb your fingers through your hair to get the majority of the moisture out. When your hair is nearly dry, switch to a brush for styling control.
04For faster drying, blow dry your hair with a vent brush. The holes in the brush allow air to flow through your hair drying it faster.
05When selecting snap-on guards, start with the longer hair guard first. You can always go shorter later.
06Always cut hair in a well lit area.
07For fine hair, use the low heat setting and the low air flow setting on your hair dryer to dry your hair faster with more control.
08For precision styling, use the concentrator attachment on the nozzle of your hair dryer. By forcing the air through a smaller area, the air comes out at a higher velocity and therefore, allows you more control over your styling.
09Do not push or shove the clipper through thick hair. Let the power of the tool do the work.
10Cut hair in vertical sections or at a diagonal. Horizontal cuttingleaves marks and is harder to blend.
11For more volume, tip your head down and flip your hair over to dry from the roots.
12When cutting longer or thicker hair, subdivide the hair into smaller sections for accuracy and control.
13Weather permitting, cut outside on the back deck! Better lighting and less clean-up!
14When using a curling iron, working with smaller sections of hair will product tighter curls and working with larger sections of hair will produce softer waves.
15Always use the lowest heat setting on thermal irons that will get the job done on your hair. Lower heat settings will be less damaging to your hair.
16Cutting small children's hair is best in front of the television. This will help if they are nervous and will also help them to sit still.
17To create spiral curls, hold a 1” flat iron vertically and wrap the hair around the iron like a candlestick. The heat from the plates will radiate to the outside housing just enough to evenly curl the hair.
18Overlap – Overlap sections when cutting with snap-on guide combs so as not to miss any hair
19Use good light – Cut in a well-lit area. You cannot cut what you cannot see.
20Cut hair damp – Damp hair is easier to section and control. Hair cuts will come out more even.
21When straightening your hair, divide your hair into thin sections to flatten faster and ensure the hair is smooth. For flatter ironed looks, apply a thermal styling spray to the hair prior to using the flat iron.
22A large barrel curling iron, such as a 1-1/4” or 1-1/2”, is a great tool to use when straightening hair. Be sure to apply pressure as you smooth the iron through your hair.
23Work in small sections – Use a small amount of hair as a guide for the next small amount. Connect the sections together.
24Cut over a comb – Use a comb to lift sections (small amounts) of hair to be skimmed and cut with the clipper. When the section falls back into place the cut is smooth.
25To further protect fine hair from the damaging effects of heat, use a thermal protectant spray.