The Tunnel Cut
In 1990, I became frustrated with my inability to decrease the bulkiness of curly hair, so I began investigating techniques needed to solve this problem. What I discovered was that there existed only one process available which was to use traditional thinning scissors. In my mind there had to be a better way since thinning the hair increased frizz and killed the formation of ringlets. In 1991, I perfected my own method of reducing bulkiness that I call the Tunnel Cut. It’s a controlled technique in which carefully selected pieces of hair are removed from the bulkiest section(s) of the head. I start by examining with the hair to find out where the hair is most dense, looking for natural parts, and the natural direction of hair growth.
This information is vital so that the “tunnels” will never be invisible to anyone, even when you want to wear your hair up or blow dry it straight. This process also allows me to locate the exact same tunnels in three to four months when it is time to re-cut the hair. Why is this important? Because when we cut the tunnels in the same place every time will avoid over cutting and the over thinning of your hair. It certainly is a dramatic difference from the old process of bulk removal using thinning shears. The Tunnel Cut allows people to skip the uncomfortable stages of growing out their hair. As your hair reaches the desired length, certain tunnels are no longer needed. The unnecessary tunnels can easily grow in comfortably and invisibly without any style change.
This technique has allowed thousands of people to achieve their dream of having long hair. The wonderful side effect of bulk reduction is that their hair suddenly begins to bounce and move around freely. Read more about the Tunnel Cut and everything else you need to know about cutting curly hair here.