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Wedding day hair some thought’s and idea’s


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A place to share thoughts post comments and idea’s on matters relating to hair colouring skill, techniques and anything industry related.

Last year I was working with my daughter to find and create that perfect wedding hair Up-do that special look making her feel princess for a day.

I have tried to keep a record of this journey we took together as a stylist in some ways more pressure in others a very special unique position to be in my parting gift to my daughter an Up do forged from love a look worthy of our journey up to this special moment,

building a base pony tail scouring pad at crown

As i write this i also reflect on what an important day this truly is and we as stylist should not take this day lightly when doing wedding hair.

With so many years experience in our industry taking on doing my daughters hair has been an interesting  journey of reflection on a personal level but also thought evoking in the process the emotion the expectation for a bride of this day,

We as stylist can make this a good day a day to remember or a disaster caught of film video for eternity. so we should not take this on lightly and we have to be prepared to commit to this journey.

starting to work on a shape

The skill re leave college and any said academy with are for the most part so basic colouring cutting and Up-do’s a safe set to get you bye but i implore you take the time to hone these skills especially if you intend on promoting your self as a wedding up-do specialist and charging accordingly.

I think that as mentioned so many times the initial honest consultation is key to success honest sharing a vision working out a time table for practice sessions colouring if needed a calender to work with.

Stress to your client that the first session is getting a feel for the hair how it moves lies bends folds, yes it does all this , I firmly believe that hair indicates where it wants to lie how the shape forms all we have to do is watch feel.

                                          freshly coloured no pre-styling tools

I will post a whole page of looks that just happened as we worked towards our final creation.

 

Last March my daughter came to stay for the week end to have her colour done and to see if we both felt ok with me doing her hair we had already discussed that if i did not feel comfortable doing it or she was not getting a look she liked getting a stylist in yes! some else would be ok i would be off the hook!!

 

Well doing her colour has never been an issue but we set aside a good chunk of the day to just play!

So colour done we set about doing some looks she has very long hair I am not big on hot rollers and hot irons trying to create curl I am blow it straight back comb boy build a shape sculpture the hair, building a   shape form a foundation a central point or points, I cut hair the same way build on a shape have a vision before i start the same with an up do  weight line shape texture movement.

                                                   Build a firm base

Emily’s hair is only highlighted top section to the crown the rest the underneath is totally natural the highlights low lights blend in perfectly,

 

                                       This was our result and gave us direction

When starting this type of up do i start with a ponytail on the highest point on the crown maybe even slightly forward i then back comb the roots of the pony tail and get an old fashioned pot scouring pad cut a hole in the center like a doughnut, put the pony through this grip in down tightly my base my height my foundation. this can be located any place you like depending on your vision on our first session we took digital shots after each up do discussed what we liked what we did not like and moved forward three up-do’s alter we had a vision a meeting of the minds this is now about 3hrs worth of playing.

We now had quite the time until our next meeting turned out to be the last week of August now for a final colour and another up-do working from our above look. the key here has been trust i have given thought to our final look and also played around with different sections to create this look.

 

                                                    shape starts to form

What fun final highlights process in the garden i use papers they are waxed on one side you pull them right into the roots they don’t move no folding no squashing product space for expansion no bleeds

four shade one bleach Blonde the rest Demi deposit low lights.

once processed we style blow out and it all starts to come together the thinking the patients all worth it. so now the final look on last practice day i hope that you agree it was worth the trial’s.

in the middle of the shot the thin dark band is a blue streak i made to provide a little edge that something blue.

 

So now nothing to do until the big day well that was last Saturday so here are a few of the final shots.

This really was a very special exercise for me but i think i have also grown from it both from the process and the hands on experience of being so close to this as such a huge event.

My hope is that in sharing this it may just make even a few reflect on our clients the service the inspiration we can offer the consultation the journey we take the influence we can have.

The trust that is instilled in us and what a privilege it is to be a part of this very special day.

I hope this journey has enjoyable for those who take the time to read it,

 

A special thank you to Emily for letting me share this with you

Mike B2MR

 

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Long hair.The up /do variations on pleating


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Having wonderful Long hair can some time be a curse for us stylist’s! What to do with it. How to style it so much maintenance  for the client washing conditioning and yet it can and indeed is the envy of others. Below some examples:

The model with the Blonde hair has a length of hair that is down to her waist, you will see that know matter how long it can still be tamed allow us to be creative have fun.

 

So Embrace those wonderful long tresses they are the ultimate expression of femininity. Women with long hair have the possibility to create unique and fabulous hair styles with practice some imagination and patients of course you can create virtually any look from sophisticated evening looks to edgy funky looks no restrictions when it comes to styling.

If you are unsure about how to start  maybe get a few basic tip tricks from a fellow stylist.  One who enjoys putting hair up and enjoys sharing. It really takes sitting in front of a mirror and playing once you have an understand of basic looks and styles you will definitely be creating inspirational looks that are unique and your own person design looking fabulous every time.

 

 Long hair can be used  to create your own personal look identity it becomes part of you part of who you are as important as the right clothes and accessories and extension of both. Sexy romantic edgy soft or slightly harsh it all works it can look gentle soft feminine it can look intimidating give you that air of authority. Long hairstyles can be a tool of seduction and mystery. Due to the modern styling techniques  and the many tools and accessories  available to woman it’s easy to find and create a style that works that you own!

 

To be able to emphasise natural beauty. Trying a variety of hairstyles is highly recommended because in this way we will be able to discover what styles flatter you the most  and work with both your dress sense and makeup. Allowing you to feel self confident and comfortable with your appearance.

A few basic hair styling skills can literally do miracles by allowing you to completely transform your style.

Our job as stylists is to be able to offer and advise share demonstrate possible looks. Practice the look to refine it so you can re create the style with a high level of finish one that with stands what ever the day might offer.

Wind. Heat. Dancing. Photographs. Public opinion.

 

Loose hairstyles can also be the perfect compliment and alternative to a full on up do. For those who don’t have time on their side and prefer hairstyles that look polished but with a natural softness without a great deal of effort. But always consider the hair type will the look last the day? The Night?

Remember that what ever we as stylists create represents who we are what we do it’s our advert! Get it wrong no second chances, for any future or potential work or clients.

Loose wavy wavy hairstyles are a highly popular choice among women due to the wonders of modern styling tools and the simplicity of creating curls and volume that can with the right products last for hours  it’s amazing how quickly one have have both volume and texture  to enhance the natural look of the hair in a matter of seconds.

A few loose curls can instantly revive a lifeless flat hairstyle by creating the impression of movement and volume highlighting both the texture and shape of  hairstyle better than by using hair styling products extensively.

Sleek straight hairstyles can provide an incredibly professional and yet modern look slightly seductive  with a hint of mystery. The particular look will help emphasize the facial features so you can really play with that eye makeup it has amazing face-framing abilities a scan a sleek pulled back up do.

With the help of a good  quality flat iron, a thermal protection spray and a hairspray anyone can create perfectly straight hair in a matter of minutes. Despite the apparent simplicity of this  hairstyle, it can still be the  hairstyle that is suitable for a wide variety of events.

 

If you like classic beauty that Breakfast at Tiffany look then updo hair styles would probably be the best choice for you.

A simple classy chignon or a more complicated up do will give you the sophistication you look for. Top knots and ballerina buns are very vogue and so easy to do a tight pony tail tern wrap the hair around the the tail creating a bun for a polished look cover with fine net!

A total classic the beehive updo is another excellent choice especially for formal events when looking polished is an essential requirement.

The key to this type of up do is being patient and taking your time. Back combing is helps us to create shape and structure but should always be smoothed out for a polished look pins grips should aways be hidden.wisp’s flattened down with spray or light silicone. picture perfect!

 

For the more informal occasions you might choose to emphasize your playful naughty side by bending the rules going for a more up do messy hairstyles. Nowadays social acceptable it’s an effortless look that is highly valued being endorsed by several celebrities who chose to make entrance on the red carpet wearing cute messy buns.

 

Half up/down hairstyles are a perfect  meeting of glamor and edgy softness conformity it’s an updo that affords the liberty of movement that a loose hairstyle generously offers. Suitable for all face shapes, half up/down hairstyles allow you to create a slightly Avantgarde look depending on the styling options you use.

 

Half/up down hairstyles are low maintenance and so practical because a little care and attention at the off set of styling, you won’t have to worry about the about needing to refresh you hair style and carrying a few essential hair products with you will ensure that your hair remains perfect for the entire day.

 

So take the plunge experiment have some fun create that look that is so you! be you the client or the stylist.

 

 

Mike B2MR                                        http://back2myroots.co.uk/

 
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Wedding hair looks and style


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Wedding hair and the Bride:  Such a big day for any women fairy tale day princess for a day.

 

 

Princess for a day every Brides dream and so easily shattered when it comes to the look the style.

As stylists we must take the time to communicate and listen to the bride.Share a vision have consultation and practice.

 

 

 

What we want to see is a happy Bride on her wedding day stress free guests looking on in ore of the bride her dress her hair her make up. The full package.

What a great way for you as stylist to advertise your talent, get recommendations and referrals. Stylist who do not enjoy putting hair up the wedding stresses should not do weddings. Especially if! MONEY IS THE ONLY DRIVER!

 

 

Classic looks that stand the test of time and stay in place all day. Elegant soft and practical. An up do can look like apiece of art.

 

Work with the lines of the dress if possible! in this instance i did not see the dress but lucky for me the effect worked so well.

 

 

finally evening looks elegant soft but put up to stay. Showing off colour shape texture and form a classic.

 

 

Then we can also have the extreme all is possible maybe not for a bride but for  a look it’s hair have fun

so have fun .push your self work with your clients. Mike B2MR.

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Cutting hair with Electric clipper /shears.


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When we think Electric clippers most of us think head shave to some degree and numbered guards. Who make the best clippers.well many different barns but Wahl make the best without a doubt.  Oyster also make really good clipper’s I have to say i do like the clippers that are air cooled.

The shot below with the huge Blonde main was cut on stage just using clippers. Having taken the model on stage with one length hair that was added as extensions prior to going on stage so anything is possible just open your mind.

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We don’t have to think head shaving although that can have artistic merit’s one can use clipper’s to do freestyle hair cutting anything from a blunt Bob to scissor over comb work. Yes if you. Understand  weight distribution, form and shape anything is possible. You just need to be creative and challenge your self. Put those scissors down and experiment.

 

Once we understand angles and weight distribution and so creating shape then the tool we use to do this open up so many possibilities. I truly think that more stylist should use clippers razor’s become professional and skilled using all tools available to us. Part of this is understanding weight as stated . I hope the above diagrams will help.

 

Scalp curves and weight distribution.

 

Explore using electric Clipper’s have some fun start off with willing models but push and challenge your self. Become an comfortable and skilled with all your tool’s.

 

Again invest in a good set of clippers and if you need them guards. I don’t get paid in any way to provide this material  hence providing both links! Mike B2MR

 

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Some fun Avant-Garde hair


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Party season Few looks !!

Avantgarde hair fun creative challenging are you ready for this journey so creative expression?

 

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Hair stylist’s, We are the product, that is service:


Welcome to BACK2MYROOTS B2MR:

A place to share thoughts post comments and idea’s on matters relating to hair colouring skill and techniques and anything industry related.

I find the more I write and think about topic’s to keep my little blog up to date and interesting. The more I reflect on. What it means to me! what I can offer! What can I share to keep them current and interesting:

In working through this thought process it brings me back to the key point of what we all do and offer service.

Yes it’s skill it’s knowledge it’s communication but none of this matters if we don’t offer. Good service and good value for money service. Value for money does not mean discount or cheap just value.

What is the product we market?

It’s our skill, creativity, knowledge. ability to listen to communicate, honesty,

Oh yes and that all important consultation.

We are in the business of offering advise we are also specialist in solving problems!

So we are in a very unique business.

We have a wonderful opportunity to use the many skills gained, utilise the tools at our disposal to do our job to apply our trade. We have the ability to turn a bad day into a good day from disaster into success powerful stuff.

We have to think of ourselves as being totally unique in the service we offer and the skill we have for we are all different we all react in different ways this does not mean we are not part of a team and as such should not share thoughts idea’s we just all have something different to offer a different way of doing things.

The way we present our selves the appearance we project are all part of the personal image package that  is ‘I’ or ‘You’ this initial presentation is very important for it say this is me this is who i am!!!

So what are we selling what are we promoting:

This is easy ourselves our skill, talent, creativity, we are expert in the business of creating image a look experts in finding solutions to problems having answers to question.

Because we are all so very different and as such offer our trade in our own unique way none of us will suite everyone personality issues conflict will always exist so when it happens don’t take it to heart it only becomes personal if you let it! [ so be the bigger person ] a little humility is ok this does not make you a door mat.

Something we as stylist also need to at least be aware of  as gain success get busy get a reputation is Ego just keep it in check a little ego is healthy but to much…………..! not so good.

So to be a good communicator a problem solver what tools do we need? Knowledge is the key here!

Knowledge is power.

With so many different products on the market especially with hair colour both professional and Home kits, and now an onslaught of new Nano technology [ this new hip term} prior to this every thing was multifaceted, What ever the wording the lingo we have be on top of it we have to be up to date with new products new formulations how and why they work,how do we do this ?

Education, training up dates, sharing, and by asking questions?? thing some of us are not so good at!

Remember this the only stupid question is the one we don’t ask!

Be informed have knowledge be a problem solver not a problem maker!

As always thoughts comments idea’s please,

Mike

To this ends we are given the challenge some time to correct badly coloured hair this could be from either a poor professional job or a hope colour gone wrong.

Colour correction is a skill knowing how to re-balance a pigment mantle as a stylist only embark on this if you have the skill and knowledge to take on the responsibility. As a client work with choose some one you trust for this journey. Also get an estimate of both cost and timing for said correction. have a consultation be informed.

As a follow on from yesterdays posting after correction care:

Post Home Haircoloring Tips:                                                    

                                       [ above pretty bad almost green hair! ]    

                                                    before shot                 

Recommendations post-colour tips:

It is recommended to wait 48 hours before washing your hair again after the initial color treatment is completed.  This gives new hues time to settle.

Always shampoo with lukewarm water.  Hot water will speed up color fading.

Use hair products specifically designed to protect coloured hair get professional advise.  Remember that some shampoo products designed to add volume will actually “blow up” the cuticle and thus cause hues to fade much faster.  Use products that are specifically labeled as “colour safe”

Shampoo less often.  Even permanent colors will fade faster with frequent washings.

Avoid the use of hot styling tools as much as possible.  Heat from either appliances or the sun will speed up color loss. When possible, air dry coloured strands.

When out in the sun or when swimming in a pool hats! Sun, surf, sand all the S things and pool chemicals may leach out precious tones or in some cases, cause color to fade or even worse, turn brassy or odd shades of green or orange.

Treat colored hair with care and respect invest in good quality products.that work within your budget   and remember to deep condition on a regular basis to counteract dryness.

Resist the urge to recolor again before at least 2 weeks has passed.  Remember, less is more.

 Avoid any other chemical processes for at least one month.  Keep in mind that perms or chemical straightening procedures may cause hair colors to be altered.

I would always recommend doing a skin test prior to any application it’s always best to be safe.

[ above make over from above shot}

With some though sight and thinking it is possible to go from a muddy sludge to vibrant colour just takes time and patients:

 In Closing:

If you plan on becoming a home hair colour jockey, consider starting a special journal or notebook so you can write down a record of each treatment.  Note the products that you used and the results.Over time you may discover little tricks that make your colouring techniques more streamlined or successful.

I hope this guide is helpful and saves some of the pit falls that can happen when entering the world of home hair colour and correction if required.

Mike B2MR

 

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What is a Hair cut


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What is a hair cut?

 

Shape, form, creativity, Skill. Vision Style. Yes all of these

BUT

What is really required is a total Understanding of

 

Structure and weight distribution. How hair falls and moves. How to create a shape.

 

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