Q: Can you explain how to cut wispies at the neckline?
A: Getting that wispy look at the hairline of a haircut is always a matter of decreasing the amount of bulk in the hair in those
areas. There are different ways to achieve this effect: using thinning shears, razor cutting or texture cutting with scissors.
By far, the most uniform and smooth method is to use a razor tool to soften the hair at the hairline. However, using a scissors to create
texture can give some added visual interest to the cut and create softness as well.
You can work using horizontal slices of hair (combing the slice following the hairline in
question) and cut thin notches in the ends of the hair which will create a more pronounced tapering and can generate a very-defined
look with the use of styling product.
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Alternately, you can use vertical slices of hair (combing slices of hair perpendicular to the
hairline in question) and cut notches in the hair making sure to leave the longest lengths at the bottom of the notch cut. Depending
on the width of the slices you use and the depth of the notching, you can create a very-textured feathery look throughout the hair cut.
For a diagram of how to create the different textures, see the graphic.