5 Weird Hair Tricks That Really Work!

5 Weird Hair Tricks That Really Work!

Let’s get real, girls…life happens and we all need short cuts. Plain and simple! There are many websites like Pinterest, Facebook and Google to help research new hairstyles. Who doesn’t like learning a new hairdo?  Problem is, these hairstyles usually require curling, shaping, and spraying, which can cause damage and they take lots of time. So the...
HOW-TO: French Knot Updo

HOW-TO: French Knot Updo

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...
Cutting A 'V' Shape Into Long Hair

Cutting A ‘V’ Shape Into Long Hair

 “I want to keep the length…but I want something totally different”.   Yep, (insert a heavy sigh here) we have all heard that at one point or another. So what can you do to update these long haired beauties? A structured haircut with a ‘V’ shape. This blast from the past...
Top 10 Things I wish I knew when I started my career!

Top 10 Things I wish I knew when I started my career!

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,...
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The Perfect Curling Iron Size

The Perfect Curling Iron Size

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Lining & Edging Your Clipper Cuts

Lining & Edging Your Clipper Cuts

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
Disconnected Texture

Disconnected Texture

 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
7 Tips for Choosing the Right Cutting Tool for the Job

7 Tips for Choosing the Right Cutting Tool for the Job

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
When To Sharpen Shears

When To Sharpen Shears

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
Top 10 Foods That Improve Your Hair

Top 10 Foods That Improve Your Hair

It is important to keep your hair healthy from the outside with products, love and care. What about from the inside? I found this amazing article written by Askmen.com about certain foods that can help improve hair growth, hair loss, strength and over all health! By Askmen.com While all the secrets to healthy hair haven’t been...READ MORE
Celebrity Inspired Holiday Party Hairstyles

Celebrity Inspired Holiday Party Hairstyles

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 the hairstyles below create interest...READ MORE
Mens Modern Pompadour

Mens Modern Pompadour

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
5 No-Calendar-Needed Haircut Guide

5 No-Calendar-Needed Haircut Guide

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
18 Ways To Style A Ponytail

18 Ways To Style A Ponytail

Over the summer months I Loved  my ponytails because having all that hair on my neck during the hot months was simply unbearable at times. After a while, the standard pony can get a bit boring and repetitive. So I challenged myself this past summer to find different ways to style a ponytail for medium to long...READ MORE
Order Industry Pins

Order Industry Pins

  To order Cut It Out pins for $1 each: Petra.Lawrence@greatclips.com or call  (952) 746-6462. emailREAD MORE
Step By Step: Roped Fishtail Braid

Step By Step: Roped Fishtail Braid

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
Modern Cut From A Classic Tool

Modern Cut From A Classic Tool

I found this great video that shares a long layer cut using a razor from Gratitude Education. The cut is Matt Beck 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
Twist Cutting Technique by Sam Villa

Twist Cutting Technique by Sam Villa

I love this twist cutting technique done by Sam Villa. It is very efficient and trendy. Take a look!  READ MORE
Best Men's Hair!

Best Men’s Hair!

More Robert Pattinson, less Ringo Starr. The “bed head” is the best men’s hairstyle of all time, while the “bowl cut” is the worst, finds a new national survey from Great Clips. Both men and women voted on history’s top hairdos, and named the “side part” and “hockey hair”—no, not a mullet—the second- and third-best male...READ MORE
Who Claimed What Hairstyle?

Who Claimed What Hairstyle?

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
Laws of Haircutting

Laws of Haircutting

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
10 Common Hair-Care Myths

10 Common Hair-Care Myths

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
Losing the Weight of Stress

Losing the Weight of Stress

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
American Heart Month - Be Kind to Your Ticker!

American Heart Month – Be Kind to Your Ticker!

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
Quick Tips on Using a Feather Razor

Quick Tips on Using a Feather Razor

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
#GREATLIST Back-to-School Campaign Launched

#GREATLIST Back-to-School Campaign Launched

Great Clips is excited to announce the launch and video reveal of the #GREATLIST campaign just in time for back-to-school. Great Clips, along with AdoptAClassroom.org, surprised two teachers with classroom makeovers! Be sure to share the video so others can learn more about Great Clips and AdoptAClassroom.org.    Great Clips is offering everyone an easy way to save...READ MORE
Beauty Grew All Around -- Regency Beauty

Beauty Grew All Around — Regency Beauty

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Kasey Kahne Pilots No. 5 in Sprint Cup Races

Kasey Kahne Pilots No. 5 in Sprint Cup Races

Kasey Kahne takes the wheel of the Great Clips No. 5 in three June Sprint Cup races: Pocono, Sonoma and Kentucky. The first stop in this busy month of Great Clips Racing takes Kasey to Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania for the June 8 Pocono 400. Kasey has seven Top 10 finishes at Pocono Raceway—snagging the...READ MORE
5 Dry Shampoos To Try For The Summer

5 Dry Shampoos To Try For The Summer

There are only so many days in a summer and spending them under the hair dryer and/or primping your locks just does not fit in the schedule! Summer is the time to get up, get yourself ready and head out the door as quickly as possible so you can enjoy the nice weather. If you...READ MORE