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Sunnyvegas wrote at 2012-04-13 14:19:09
Oh, no, no, no....point cutting is NOT for ALL hair types, and if your stylist says such, THEY ARE WRONG.  It worked the same as texturing on my frizzy, slightly wavy hair.  I always get layers, but this is the first time I got point cut layering by a different stylist.  Maybe it has to do with length as well.  Longest layer is at my shoulder.  I even asked her when I noticed she was doing something different if I would make my hair look more frizzy like when I had it texturized before.  She said no.  Boy was SHE WRONG!!!  Don't do it if you have my type hair!

Tlynn wrote at 2015-04-19 03:04:16
Ok, the person answering sounds like the idiot who point cut my hair and ruined it. This is a technique that should never be used. You can condition all you want and it's not going to help. My ends actually look split and damaged. They also break very easily now. I have so many flyaway hairs I can't even roll it anymore. The only solution is to let it grow, careful styling to not split the ends more. Or gradually trim the ends until it grows out.

The best way to tell if your layers are even is to pull the same section of hair from each side toward your face at the same time. It will have either pulled evenly when you have reached the ends or the longer strands will remain in your hands when you reach the ends.

My layers did not look like layers at all. It looked more chopped with no method to it. Some places looked blunt others looked pointed with a few super long hairs at the ends that did not get cut at with the rest at all. In other places my ends did this weird flip out that I couldn't control.  


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I can answer questions on all types of hairstyling, cutting, designing, coloring, corrective color, perming techniques,product knowledge, and in general, anything that has anything to do with hair. PLEASE NOTE: I am a professional designer and trainer. I do hair and teach advanced classes to licensed designers. I do not, under any circumstances, recommend doing chemical services including but not limited to relaxers, perms, color, highlights, or any other chemical service at home. I will not tell you how to use professional products nor will I tell you how to do your color at home. What I CAN do is arm you with current and accurate information and help you to be able to better communicate with your stylist/designer. I can also help you with what you need to do at home to maintain, protect, and treat your hair.


I have been a designer and educator for 31 years. I have been a salon consultant for Redken, affiliate trainer for ABBA Pure and Natural, Director of Education for my own salon and am currently a member of the design team and advanced trainer for my company. I specialize in corrective color, perming and style support, and image updates (make overs)

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