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...
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...
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...
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...
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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
Great Clips Said Thank You To Our Veterans

Great Clips Said Thank You To Our Veterans

The Great Clips annual Veterans Day promotion took place Nov. 11, in all U.S. salons. The promotion was that veterans receive a free haircut or a free haircut card to redeem before Dec. 31. Every non-veteran customer was given a free haircut card which they will give to veterans in their lives to redeem. Last...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
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 style is in circulation once...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

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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
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!

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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