Article courtesy of the Ultimate Beauty Guide You may do it practically every day, but do you really know how to wash your hair the right way? Using the correct techniques can make a world of difference in your hair’s health, bounce and shine but if you’re making some common...
Many new and experienced stylist always wonder, “Does the length of a shear matter?” Students and stylist should consider the many different techniques in cutting hair. So, the length of the shear DOES matter! Shears are measured in inches and by the full length of the shear. Different sized shears are...
Many times the topic of disinfection is overlooked, however it’s a very important topic especially for busy salons like Great Clips. Barbicide is a great product for cleaning tools but sometimes they can be confusing to use. Below are a few frequently asked questions and answers about Barbicide. Q: How do...
How does an aspiring hairstylist determine their income? Can a price be put on the lifestyle benefits of being a hairstylist? Answers to those questions depend on so many factors. Let’s take a deeper look into what those factors may be. When deciding on the cosmetology industry, making an informed...
Learning basic cutting skills is important to know and understand for future growth and success. This video from Great Clips provides great technical cutting direction to complete a Back Outline that is round and undercut. The video breaks down the cut into simple steps that are easy to follow and...
An Emmy Award, recognizes excellence in the television industry. The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards took place Sunday September 20, 2015. Among the many talented people, the best show is the hair! There were a lot of women wearing their hair down with either a side or middle part. If you are a hairstylist, you know...READ MORE
Dryer vents allow air to pass through the dryer motor, guarding the motor against exhaustion and overheating. Dryer filters catch dust, hair and product that would otherwise settle in the salon. Cleaning your dryer vent, including the filter on a weekly basis will protect the motor and help maintain consistent and clean airflow. DIRECTIONS: 1.Unplug...READ MORE
Somewhere between laid-back and ladylike, this style works on long hair or short and is ideal for tucking away unruly bangs. The knot’s location—at the crown of the head—draws attention to the eyes and the cheekbones, giving your face an instant lift. How to: (1) Spritz a texturizing spray on dry hair, scrunching sections to...READ MORE
As a stylist, it’s important to engage a conversation with customers and be able to exude confidence without being arrogant! When a customer or a friendly person on the street asks “What do you do for a living”, your fast response is most likely “I’m a hairstylist”. Of course, this natural response is completely normal...READ MORE
Spring is arriving and so are the cute styles! So what is happening in 2015? No matter your look, these terrific trends for spring are 4 great styles. If you have the long locks to play with, then you can create all four looks ranging from carefree, barely-there waves to tight and sleek buns. Happy Styling!...READ MORE
Move over ladies, men are no longer strangers in the bathroom! In fact, they are using our tools! Yep, we are now in an alternate universe. Lets really think about this. Having a guy who is well groomed, looks amazing and wants to spend time on his appearance might not be a bad thing. Who knows,...READ MORE
Recruiting to staff your salon can be one of the manager’s most difficult jobs. It would be so much easier if you could just get applicants to walk through your door. Even if you really need more stylists, it’s important that you don’t have your blinders on and hire just anyone…if you do that, you...READ MORE
Video By Sam Villa Stylists know there is more than one way to cut any haircut. But we sometimes get stuck in the same-old, same-old routine because what we are doing is working just fine. This technique by Sam Villa (Platform Artist and Educator) will help get you out of your funk. It shows how...READ MORE
We all know that a stylist tool kit consists of shears, clipper, trimmers, combs and clips. When cutting men’s hair, clippers and trimmers are often the go-to tools. Together they complement each other in the haircut. So what is the difference? Why have both? Clippers are larger in size and are able to cut larger...READ MORE
I am LOVING this look! It just screams fun, creative and sassy. Besides, as a hairdresser, I am always looking for some fun tricks and new styles. I double dare you to give this one a try. What kind of a look can you create with this technique? Share your finished look with us on The...READ MORE
By Kathy Jager – Educational Director, Beauty Industry Speaker, Trainer, Cosmetologist at Kathy Jager & Associates Today’s Cosmetologist go to school thinking that they are going to leave with everything they need to go out and have a successful career. They arrive with their dreams of being a super star stylist, owning their own businesses and...READ MORE
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From behindthechair.com By: Kerri Lee Are you having a hard time getting a perfect line on your textured hair clipper cuts? There’s just one place to turn for answers—to clipper master Ivan Zoot, Director of Education Sales at Marianna Industries. “The crisp and clean lining and edging of a clipper cut makes all the difference...READ MORE
This season is all about texture and movement and the key to getting this look is disconnection. Here Dimitrios Tsioumas, Goldwell Artistic Director, shares a quick tip for achieving this hot, trendy look. Try it on your next client! From behindthechair.comREAD MORE
Choosing the right cutting or styling tool for the job means the difference between an average cut or a GREAT cut, so choose carefully! If you struggle with decisions like whether to reach for a razor or texturizing shears, or whether to use clips to save on time or not, maybe it’s time to develop a better strategy. Here...READ MORE
In the cosmetology industry we have one all-important tool we rely on for success…our shears! It’s like having a really good pair of running shoes if you are a marathon runner. There is no way your feet will last on a $20 pair of running shoes. Investing in your tools is important for your career....READ MORE
Do you think that hair color can determine the amount of fun one person can have? Lets put it to a poll. Put in your vote to the right and see the results.READ MORE
Are you tired of wearing your same old go-to style to parties? Want to try something new and different? Try one of these amazing celebrity-inspired hairstyles for your next special event. There are a variety of party hairstyles to choose from. Remember to always choose a hairstyle that suits your face and personality. All of...READ MORE
From a recent poll on Facebook, it looks like one of the most sought after style guides for men’s hair is a modern pompadour! There are plenty of versions out there, so there is really no right or wrong way. I found this great video by Amanda Bush from the Allen Ray Salon. This Video...READ MORE
I get that all females want to have long, gorgeous movie star hair…but lets get real now. Customers should not wait 8 months between haircuts just because they want waist length hair. They need to keep their hair in shape for the marathon ahead! So of course the top question I hear after cutting off...READ MORE
I’m always on the lookout for beautiful new styles. And when the stars come out to walk the red carpet (like recently for the Emmy’s), my attention goes straight to their lovely locks! My favorite style this year was Maria Menounos. Her hair was styled very elegantly but also following the current trends. I found...READ MORE
I found this great video that shares a long layer cut using a razor from Gratitude Education. The cut is Matt Beck online casino and the style is Drea Boland. They are creating a long layer using a feather razor. A razor is designed to create movement and softness.Take a look! READ MORE
I love this twist cutting technique done by Sam Villa. It is very efficient and trendy. Take a look! READ MORE
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Who comes up with hair trends? Could it be a celebrity hairstylist? Or the everyday (but fabulous!) stylists like you and me? Or a crazy group of people who think they know hair, so they formed a committee? No matter who starts the trend, it often grows and spreads like wild fire—usually because a celebrity...READ MORE
Haircutting should always be left to the professionals. This IS why stylists go to cosmetology school, right? As a professional hair stylist myself, I want to make people feel good about themselves in how they look. I like to give people a self-esteem boost! Plus, I like it when they tell me how good I...READ MORE
Separating myth from fact can be tricky. I get asked the same questions all the time when I am cutting someone’s hair. I decided to share the answers! So believe what you want to believe but as a professional…this is the truth! Myth: Will frequent trims make my hair grow faster? The truth is:...READ MORE
STRESS: Who doesn”t get stressed? We are only human. But we have to learn to manage this stress. I am certainly not one to judge people on how to handle stress because we all deal with problems in our own ways. I handle my stress by arguing with my husband. Our wedding vows did state:...READ MORE
Your customers would love to see you around for a very long time. To be honest, I want to be around for a bit longer myself! I know my customers would really like that. They have already warned me they would hunt me down if I decided to move…Wow! All they want is to keep...READ MORE
Using a feather razor is a great tool to help give some added life to a haircut. The razor can help create movement, softness and volume. I love to use my razor on women with fine hair to really pump up the look! Here are some simple tips to help understand your razor: Changing the...READ MORE
I have come across a great article that has 3 amazing steps to follow in order to sell product. These steps by Julie Shepperly wrote this for Milady. What sells retail products? Is it the hairdresser, the product hype, or how we promote it? ANSWER: All of the above! It means that if you want to...READ MORE
Some of your most demanding clients might not even be more than 12 years old. Children are notorious for being hit-or-miss clients; it often seems that they’re either shy, calm and quiet as a mouse or rambunctious and moving non-stop. Teychenne and Jataon Whitley, co-founders of Milk & Cookies Spa & Salon in...READ MORE
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What’s hot and what’s not in hair for summer 2015? The classic bob has been around for ages, but there are so many custom variations and versions of bob haircuts! Whether you have fine or thick hair to curly or stick straight hair, there is a classic bob that fits you! What is your favorite combination for...READ MORE