This dog is pretty difficult to scissor since he doesn't sit still. So let me understand what you are saying. You are leaving the neck hair long and then scissoring?
So next time I groom I'll try to leave hair from the shoulders up and scissor the neck to see how it comes out. Are you using straight shears to do this or curved?
here are a couple of visual examples for you. I'm so visual, a picture's worh a thousand words and all... lol I just loooove to do a "crest" of my dogs it;s allows for a very pretty neckline. Pity more pro groomers don't even know to do it... at leats in myyy area. LoL, The groomer who messed up the dog in the first picture actualy told the owner I must be a Sh$%^ groomer and couldn't possibly know what I'm doing because I didn't even do an even lenght on the body, the hair on the legs and the back of the neck was longer than the body... *eye roll* who's the crummy groomer now?
Anyway like I said, here are a couple of pictures of what the neck looks like with the extra hair.
before and after scissoring
Please excuse the color and whats left of the pattern that was shaved in, we were transitioning from one clip to another (mostly to get rid of whats left of two seperate dye jobs that can you still see)
I can't speak for other groomers but when I'm scissoring the neck I flip back and fourth from straights to curves depending on what part I am scissoring. Mostly for the top of the line I use straights and then round in and blend the sides with curves and then finish with straights. Curves to do tk into crest. Sorry, if thats not explained well, I never have been great at typing out how to's