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Shears vs. Razors: The Fine Line Between Textures

In addition to scissors or clippers, your stylist may pull out a razor. Learn what it does with Groupon?s look.

Shears are often considered the tool of the trade, but stylists carry an oft-forgotten but equally important tool in their arsenal?the straight razor. Deciding which one to use depends on a variety of factors, the texture and density of your hair chief among them. Though shears can create virtually any style from any angle, the result is always a straight, blunt cut?lending the hair definition but potentially making it look thick. A razor, on the other hand, cuts with a single fine blade, forming a softer, feathered appearance more akin to a peacock's majestic bouffant.

For people with fine to medium hair with a fairly smooth texture, this can create a dynamic, tossable style with lots of movement. If you have coarse or very fine hair, however, scissors might still be the better bet, as the razor might end up making it frizzy. Curly hair raises somewhat of a dilemma; though its coarse texture seems to demand shears, the tendency for ringlets to accumulate as a single, thick mass means a razor might be able to reduce the hair's weight and boost its movement and playfulness.

73925 El Paseo
Palm Desert,
CA
US

The concept behind All Tressed Up Blowdry and Beauty Bar is simple: start with a standard salon menu, trim off the fat, and enhance the remaining treatments with a dual focus on speed and luxury. At the blowdry bar, stylists serve up stiff blasts of hot air, lengthen hair with clip-in extensions, and smooth out kinks with Keratin Complex Express treatments that last up to six weeks.

Not to be outdone, their counterparts at the beauty bar enhance appearances with browdries and makeup applications. Though the stylists pride themselves on their express services, they don’t skimp on accoutrements. Clients are welcome to sip on a glass of champagne or use one of the salon’s complimentary iPads to check email while they wait.

73655 El Paseo
Palm Desert,
CA
US

Owner and celebrity hairstylist Al Michaels employs more than 33 years of experience and a team of salon professionals that has expertise in cutting, styling, and caring for all types of hair. Along with a full menu of salon and spa services?including nailcare, tanning, facials, and massages?the studio boasts the services of a chiropractor. Doctor of Chiropractor Richard Styler has performed chiropractic adjustments and shown clients the proper way to nap underneath their work desks for more than 20 years now. Permanent cosmetics are also available for the eyebrows, eyelids, lips, and as camouflage for scars.

75270 US Highway 111
Indian Wells,
CA
US

Signature Service: Facial treatment

Established: 1989

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Staff Size: 25?50 people

Parking: Parking lot

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes

Walk-ins Welcome: Yes

Pro Tip: We guarantee each and every treatment will please you beyond compare.

75270 California 111
Indian Wells,
CA
US