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How I work usually is, design the lines on wet hair, getting rid of what needs to be done. I dry hair with naturally flowing the direction of the hair and then I finish on dry hair. So I do probably like most of the time 50% on wet hair, 50% on dry hair, depends like -- on her, since I'm not going to get much, it's going to be probably most of the hair cutting going to be on dry hair.
Now, what I see like the layers I created here are very heavy. So I just created another problem. So I now just have to fix that. And I'm not going to fix it cutting shorter because if I do that I'm just going to create the problem a bit higher. So, there is no problem here. It's just now all needs to be texturized, thinned down to be bent.
Thinning shears. And I'm not going to use my thinning shears this way because I don't want to create lines inside. So I'm going to use the thinning shear this way and I'm going to just work through and see. They won't bite at all. I can leave them like, go that way. Now, we're going to stop blending these layers. So, I choose this angle or I could have this angle or I could have chosen another angle. So that is up to anyone.
So that's the best friend of a haircutter, easy to use. Here it's a little heavy for me, I have going to have - slightly get to it for more. It's very usual at that point. One more technique I wanted to show you today, it's the Piquetage. It means like you use your scissors and the technique is going inside the hair. You can't cut like that otherwise you are going to cut it off. You will have to use like that. It means like you get your scissor in and you get out close. So you grab some hair but you can't cut too much. So you have to be careful.
I would say you should grow like pretty slow at the beginning and then maybe getting faster. The goal of that is like you can go like from the roots so and get those really shorter pieces, like who is going to stand up and going to support like the longer hair. Or you can go mid -- it's up to you. It's just like how you feel it. With her hair, I don't think if I go to the roots I'm going to get much, because I think , because there are thin hair. I think it's just going to go like lying down is not going to do much. I will go like from mid shaft to and going away to the end.
So scissors in and out. That's going to make those hair little lighter. One other technique you can do, it's a little dangerous for your fingers, but I'm going to show you anyway. It's good for usually curly hair, thick hair, because -- you take the hair, let's do them like this and you go this way and you can go from the root as well. But I'm just going to dig in and you choose to big or small. And your fingers might suffer a little bit. But you make sure -- when I run that all it was like which three hair you get then. So if you have someone with three hairs you can get them. It's nice to have this.
So I think at that point though. I'm pretty much done like that's flowing. That's connected, this is still thick enough. It's like I two hair. So she length full, I trimmed them. So in hair cutting I think you have like the technical geometry things you have to do but then it's your eyes. You have to work with your eyes. She has a bald here it means like she is going to have more here and it's going to be heavier here. Techniques we don't care, we want like a shape up and she wants, unless she wants asymmetrical, we need to take off more hair here than here. Let's do it. At that point I get done with my hair cut.
All the time you're going to lay your hair, you're going to create a problem so you need to have the tools to texturize, to remove the problem you just created. So you need thinning shears, you need razor, you need scissors and like you have to remove the bald otherwise it's not going to flow.
So I see that looks good and there is nothing wrong with it but it's not finished. So those scissors and the thinning techniques are made for you to resolve these problems. Now, if you have to work with your client who doesn't necessarily wants to get too much hair off or maybe she does. So you have to know how far you can go but in any case you always have to blend that you have just created.