Q: Can you tell me what club cutting, free hand and scissor over comb are, and can I also have pictures of these if
possible? I’m doing an assignment for college and need this info as soon as possible.
A: Club cutting is actually the standard haircut technique of cutting the hair to create a smooth blended look without texture. It
creates uniform lengths or smoothly graduated layers. The scissors are held in the cutting hand, and the hair slice to be cut is
held at the proper elevation for the hairstyle you are trying to achieve while the hair is cut at the appropriate angle.
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Free-hand cutting is just what it sounds like. The stylist uses his/her scissors to cut the hair
without holding it in the other hand’s fingers or using any other tool to hold the hair in place.
Most often, cutting is down with the scissors pointed down at an angle, but can be cut upward.
This technique creates a lot of texture in the style. Free-hand cutting is often used as a texturing technique.
Finally, the scissors-over-comb method is performed with the stylist holding a comb in what
would normally be his/her “holding” hand. The comb is used to elevate segments of the hair which are then cut by the scissors which
are held in the cutting hand. The stationary blade (the lower blade) is positioned so as to be parallel to the comb. This technique
is ideal for blending and cutting very short hairstyles without using clippers.