Flash Sale! Save 40% Off Courses This Week Only! *Excludes Packages* - Use Promo Code: FLASH40

Cutting/Blending Extensions (For Licensed Hairdressers ONLY)

Cutting and Blending 

Skip if you are not a Licensed Hairdresser!!! Advice for Professionals Only!!

Blending also involves cutting the extensions to the required length. Never club or blunt cut – a razor should be used to blend. If the client’s hair is bulky and club cut prior to attaching the extensions, it may be best to shatter the ends before the addition of hair. When cutting and trimming, you can follow the basic methods of haircutting—blunt, layered, and graduated—using the same sectioning and elevations as on a real head of hair. Or you may do what many top stylists prefer to do, which is to cut free-form on dry hair. If you use free-form cutting, always work toward the weight. Vertical sections create lightness. Diagonal sections create a rounded beveled edge.

Horizontal sections build heavier weight. To use this visual approach, begin by cutting a small section and observe how the hair falls. Your next step will be based on how the hair responds. Draw a diagram of the silhouette or have handy a photo image for reference. These will work as a kind of blueprint for you to follow.

Free-form cutting is usually done on dry hair, which allows you to see more easily how the hair will fall. When the hair is wet, it can be hard to judge how the hair will fall. You will discover that the wet cutting method was more controlled and technical, while the dry cutting method was freer and more abstract. Often, the more abstract method results in a cut that looks more realistic.

Remember, when you are cutting hair extensions, you are aiming for a natural look. You will need to remove the bulk and soften the shape to blend the natural hair with the additions. You will lose balance and shape by misplacing extensions or putting them in areas such as the crown and occipital bone.

Importance of cross-checking the cut for accuracy

It is important to cross-check the cut and the balance of the hair extensions to ensure accuracy and the overall symmetry of the look. As you work through the sections you have arranged, look in the mirror to check that the balance is correct throughout the extension service and the haircut stage. You can swivel the chair as you work to check that the style is growing into a balanced shape.

What They're Saying...

Loved the courses! I'm feeling very confident in the skills I’ve learned. Great in depth videos.

Deanna Alberta, Tiny Tattoo, Eyeliner

Did the zoom course for Nano brows and my instructor was amazing. A very in depth course. Was certified right away after doing my model. So happy with this school. Also Did the online course for Brow lamination and lash lift online and those courses were also thorough and in depth. Will be taking more courses soon :))

Megan Ontario, Nano Brows, Brow Lamination, Eyelash Lift

I was very happy with the training. Alice was thorough, to the point and able to answer all my questions! I would recommend Luxy to anyone seeking quality online training opportunities.

Carolyn. V Ontario, Microneedling

Luxy is amazing! If you’re ever looking into doing some online courses, they are the BEST!! Alice is a wonderful teacher; very educated, thorough and friendly. I’m so glad to have found them the be able to enhance my career from my home! The entire team at Luxy is amazing!

Mackenzie Ontario, Microblading, Microneedling

Such an amazing experience. Very quick and thorough course. Very laid back and stress-free zone! They are very flexible and understanding. My model was my dad and he fell really ill the day he came over for his brows. They called me right away and reassured me they'd reschedule and work with me to become certified asap! So thankful. Definitely feel prepared and have resources to look back on!

Rachel Virginia, Nano Brows

It was amazing and fun at the same time. I'm so happy to receive another achievement. Thank you so much Luxy Beauty Courses!

Stefanny Alberta, Eyelash Extension

Thank you guys!! Since doing some of your courses I've gained a lot of knowledge to be able to thrive in the industry!

Jessica Newfoundland, BB Glow, Eyelash Extension

Great class!

Marisleysis Florida, Eyelash Extension

My instructor was great and very informative!

Bobbie, G. Texas, Lip Blushing

Loved the course, everything was explained well. Any questions I have had were always answered promptly and in detail and shipping is speedy! A pleasure to speak to Luxy assistants.

Michelle, W. Canada, Microshading

I would like to say this is first educational program I’ve gone through that genuinely helped me when I had questions, so thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you & the company do!

Lora, L. California, Lash Package

Close This