Our razor cutting class with sought-after stylist Jayne Matthews was a hit!!
Playful, direct, and curious, Jayne shared her journey toward razor-cutting, beginning at Bumble & Bumble where her mentors insisted a flat razor was best. After struggling for a while, once she learned to use the edges—“It was kind of like I was snowboarding … like I was cutting in"—she never looked back.
“I started finding inspiration photos, collecting them and putting them in folders on Pinterest,” Jayne said, noting this was back before Instagram. “I felt a new sense of excitement and I realized I needed to change if I wanted my clients to embrace different styles.”
That change included booking longer services so she’d always have time to take photos and provide a more creative consultation. For our class, Jayne’s demo haircuts included a French bob and a shag with knowledge bombs dropped throughout, touching on such topics as …
Razor cutting: Introducing the technique to a client is not a problem if they trust you.
Using unguarded razors: “Once I made the switch, I put the guarded razor away for good.”
Bangs: Picture the cheekbones in your mind and you’ll hit it every time.
Raising your prices: “Would you spend $175 on a really good haircut? You would!”
Tension: “Gentle razor, lots of tension”
Instagram success: “I took a free 45-minute class. The teacher talked about using the same filter on every picture, no matter what. So I picked a filter.”
Face masks: Never mix powdered bleach without wearing one.
Long hair: “I always cut the length last.”
Creative cuts: Find a muse and cut their hair for free.