Many quick weaves made with "27 piece" hair require little additional cutting because the hair wefts come in a variety of lengths between 2 and 6 inches. The "cut" in "27 piece" quick weaves is created by layering different lengths of weft as you make the weave by bonding wefts of hair to a stocking cap. You can also cut quick weaves made with other wefted human hair to create a "27 piece" look. Cut the quick weave as you would cut any hair to achieve the style you desire.
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Things you need
- Completed quick weave
- Mannequin head
- Dressmaker's pins
- Barber shears
- Razor cutter (optional)
Set a mannequin head on a table or other flat and stable surface. Pin the quick weave to the mannequin head to secure it in place using pearl-tipped dressmaker's pins. Select a picture with a hairstyle that you'd like to emulate and use that as your guide.
Comb the hair nape area using a wide-toothed comb. Clip the nape area in small sections to taper it. Lift 1- or 2-inch sections of hair with the comb as you move upwards through the hair in the back of the quick weave. Leave 1/4 to 1/2 inch of hair above the comb teeth and carefully clip the hair above the comb teeth with your scissors. Continue to cut hair moving upwards to the crown, so the hair in the back contours the shape of the mannequin head.
Cut the sides using a comb and scissors as described in Step 2. Clip hair closest to the ears short and allow for graduated length as you move to the top centre area. Create interest by leaving longer sections towards the front side if desired. Step back from your work and examine both sides to make sure that they are even.
Use barber shears or a razor cutter to create front or side-swept fringe if desired. Leave the top long or carefully cut selected areas of the hair to create a chunky or spiked look. Clip small sections in the crown area to reduce bulk and create a natural appearance. Blend the front and sides together to finish the look. Step away from the project to determine whether you're satisfied with the completed look.
Tips and warnings
- Try on the quick weave after each step to make sure that you're on track to creating the look you want. Cut weave hair in small increments. If you are not satisfied with the cut you can always go back and clip off more to get the shape you desire.
- Quick weaves are made with bonding glue that is soluble in water or oil. The glue on your quick weave should be completely dry before you begin cutting. Don't wet hair before cutting. Don't use watery or oily styling products on your quick weave.
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