Texturizing the Hair (2)
The advantages of smooth cutting are that it allows for bulk removal from the hair while maintaining a sleek finish. Since the ends of the hair are cut randomly, the result appears more natural.
The most common method used today for hair texturizing falls under the category of end finishing. The specific technique referred to is called "point cutting."
End finishing techniques are most often used on shorter, layered styles, though they are also used on other hair lengths and blunt cuts. What makes them so good for shorter hair is that you can dramatically alter the finished look of a cut by using point cutting or other end finishing techniques.
NOTE: I often hear from even trained hairdressers that thinning the hair with cutting shears is difficult for them (especially when doing the chipping method or point cutting) because they always end up nicking themselves. This usually happens because the person isn’t manipulating their shears properly.
When holding the shears in your hand, you should ONLY MOVE YOUR THUMB to work your blades. By practicing until you make certain that only ONE blade moves during any cutting method, you will have more control and ensure a cleaner cut.
Chipping and slicing
The difference between point cutting and slithering
The difference between a razor cut and a scissors cut
How to achieve a haircut with out-turned or flick up ends