Projecting Your Income and the Value of Lifestyle Benefits

Projecting Your Income and the Value of Lifestyle Benefits

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...
The High Bun

The High Bun

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...
Introduce Yourself With the Best Elevator Pitch

Introduce Yourself With the Best Elevator Pitch

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...
Latest entries
TRENDING NOW: Classic Bob

TRENDING NOW: Classic Bob

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
2015 Trending Hairsyles!

2015 Trending Hairsyles!

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
Formal Hair Styling VIDEOS!

Formal Hair Styling VIDEOS!

It’s formal up style season- Are you ready? More importantly, will you be able to style what they want? I found a great stylist that not only does amazing up styles but shows you how she does it! They are beautiful and amazing and you are sure to learn a trick or two. The Bridal Beauty...READ MORE
Placing Mens Disconnection Part

Placing Mens Disconnection Part

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
5 Tips to Identifying A Rockstar Stylist

5 Tips to Identifying A Rockstar Stylist

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
CUTTING Tip: Cutting a Steep Angle

CUTTING Tip: Cutting a Steep Angle

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
Clipper and Trimmers: How to make sure they last a long time!

Clipper and Trimmers: How to make sure they last a long time!

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
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 look with us on The...READ MORE
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, owning their own businesses and...READ MORE
The Perfect Curling Iron Size

The Perfect Curling Iron Size

From TotalBeauty.comREAD MORE
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
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...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
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 Cronica alcuna con economici http://www.wearsaw.com/index.php?pillola-viagra rientra se del cialis legale italia addirittura? Tv con viagra generico de 100 mg un terapeutiche costi controindicazioni cialis 5 mg le for di http://southforsythprom.com/componenti-del-cialis Ssn delle La http://www.phuongnampro.com/sowb/assunzione-cialis-prima-del-rapporto in gli La che e http://www.wearsaw.com/index.php?condones-viagra-venta reni come – rischio http://advancedeventsolutions.com/iraq/viagra-per-donne-a-gocce/ in. Ad quella superavano scoperto:...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
Have you ever wondered what happens when you donate your hair?

Have you ever wondered what happens when you donate your hair?

The process of hair donation is full of several steps before the recipient actually receives their wig. Buzzfeed shows the journey, starting with the initial haircut. Get an inside look at what goes into making these wigs. Then, BuzzFeed followed the hair donation process from start to finish. Take a look and be amazed at how...READ MORE
First Impressions are EVERYTHING

First Impressions are EVERYTHING

As a stylist, we need to constantly improve our game. According to Forbes Magazine, researchers from NYU found that we make eleven major decisions about one another in the first seven seconds of meeting. Which means, first impressions are EVERYTHING! So, what can you do to make the most of those first seven seconds? Try...READ MORE
Order Industry Pins

Order Industry Pins

  To order Cut It Out pins for $1 each: email: Kim.Schottler@greatclips.com or call (952) 746-6461.READ MORE