The beauty industry is a fascinating world. It’s always changing and there’s never a dull moment. I have the honor of working with a hair color education company called Product Club Color Accessories. Unlike most hair color education we strive to teach technique rather than a specific color line. We have a line of professional colorist tools that set the tone for an amazing experience behind the chair.
I believe when you are required to teach a subject you continuously educate yourself. For example this whole blogging thing has forced me to learn the importance of tagging and dive in deeper to social media. Something I would have never thought twice about if I never ventured into the blogging universe.
Nervous in front of crowds? I have come to find that waiting to think or plan about my seminars until a week before does me well. Live your life and when it comes time to stand and deliver remember that the people in front of you are there because they feel your knowledge is valuable. If you make a mistake, laugh because it’s silly and move on. We are all human!
We all go to the salon with the hope of a miracle transformation. Some of us come out looking like a Victoria’s Secret model, while others not so much. Did you know hairstylist stress out more than you do about your visit? From the moment you walk through the door they begin to feel the pressure. YOU say…”I really want something different. BUT I don’t want to lose any length or change my color.” WE think..”O.K. so what your really saying is that you want a trim…” WE SAY… “How about some bangs?!” Great so now you have a trim with some bangs that your feeling just O.K. about. When you are not jumping for joy about your cut we go home and cry. Just kidding! But it really makes us think, “Man! How can I step up my game and really wow people?!”
Don’t get me wrong. Bangs can be a wonderful thing! They can change your look and even act as less expensive Botox. What you & your stylist really need however is great communication.
Today at Matthew Robert Color + Design in Des Peres, MO I took an amazing cutting class held by Azeza Tessereau. She is our Artistic Director of Design and damn good at what she does. The class was meant to Inspire and Refresh us all. As Stylists we can get burned out and a little hazy on what trends actually are. Which is why it is SO extremely important to see a stylist who cares and participates in continuing education!
WHAT WE LEARNED
- Our guests are being inspired by TV shows, pinterest, YouTube, tabloids, and Instagram. So we must also be inspired by these sources.
- Choose a cut not only based on face shape but also on influences such as weather, budget, maintenance, time, and culture.
- To balance a… Round face= deep side part / Heart face= Chin length cut / Square= Off center rounded bangs / Pear= Width & height in the crown / Oblong= Shorter cut
- Women with fine hair should consider a one length hair cut to retain as much thickness as possible.
- We have two jobs… 1. Step out of our mindset 2. Encourage others to step out of theirs
- A solid perimeter makes the hair look healthy and strong
HOW YOU CAN GET A BETTER HAIRCUT NEXT TIME
- Arrive on time!
- Have inspiration photos. Do you like the way it’s styled or the actual cut? *Many time people bring in 3 of the same haircut without realizing it’s just styled differently.
- Be HONEST! Did you hate what they did last time?
- Communicate your struggles. Do you have a hard time blow drying? Maybe you want more in-depth information on products best suited for your hair type.
- Have some guidelines. Do you really want us to do whatever we want?
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