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Updo - How-to: The Pretzel with Eric Fis...

PRODUCTS Light hold hairspray TOOLS tail comb bobby pins hair elastics STEPS  Divide hair into 3 equal ponytails from crown to nape.  Starting with the top ponytail, split it into 2 sections.  Ligihtly backcomb and spray the hair...

The Modern Mullet - How to

 (Photo from Love it or hate it, the mullet is back.  The edgier version we see cropping up everywhere is full of softness and texture.  And we are in love! (Photo...

Men's Cutting - Challenges and Solutions

(Photos by @carmodyhoman and 4hairpleasure) Men's grooming continues to rise in popularity and many barbers and stylists are digging into their tool box to go beyond clippers and a guard.  Current silhouettes and texture...
POSTED: May 8, 2019 | in Haircut

Styling Tip: Shear Control with Eric Fisher


Shear Control

Proper shear control is critical to your health and longevity as a hairdresser.  

Placing more than the fingertips of your thumb and ring finger into the holes of your shear forces you to use your entire hand to work the shear.  Keeping the control of your shears in the fingertips allows for movement and rotation without forcing your hands and wrists into awkward postions. 

Your thumb is the only finger that should move while cutting, so bring those fingers out so only the tips are in the holes.  You should be controlling the shear with pressure from the thumb.  

The time to change bad habits is NOW! Practice the '3/3's' every day to master proper tool control.