How to Cut Hair with Scissors, Part 2

Learn how to cut hair with scissors from stylist Janet Waddell in this Howcast hair tutorial, part two of a two-part series.

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So this is how to cut hair with scissors using graduation. Graduation simply is a build-up of weight. If what you want is a kind of heavy swing to the hair, you would graduate the hair. How we do that is we lift out the hair from its natural base and elevate. So graduation, one more time, graduation is going to give the hair a heavy swing to it, and how you achieve that is simply by taking sections and elevating a little bit higher each time.

Take the hair from underneath as you go. Elevate a little bit higher than you did before, and cut. The difference between graduation and layers, graduation is a build-up of weight. You'll see it more when it's dry, but it will give it a really nice kind of heavy swing to the bottom. That's how to cut hair with scissors using graduation.

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