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Creative hair stylist tools


Welcome to BACK2MYROOTS B2MR regular postings of fresh new topic’s.

A place to share thoughts review hair colour and products.Knowledge, Skill, Passion:

I found this distributor most helpful tis week when looking for Kasho razor blades

http://www.coolblades.co.uk/kasho-blue-series.html

Tools of our Trade choosing the right one having the right skill.

                                                 GOOD OLD FAITHFUL : Scissors.

Good quality hairdressing scissors can and are precision tools hand made can be very expensive very delicate and in the wrong hands can do damage.

For most Stylist using scissors is the main tool they use for most styles multiple ways to use and texture hair. They come in many length’s and styles and quality and price vary considerable.

an example of this the top right scissors are titanium coated} {$1000.00 us approx}

All the Scissors above are Japanese and have serrated edge.

                                                     Thinning or texture Shears:

Another Favorite with stylists Thinning or texture shears:

Although a wonderful tool that can create amazing effects:

I do however think many stylist use them without giving consideration to what they can do to shape or how by removing bulk from one area you can create more in another, they can also create problems as a shape grows out.

Young stylist should given more training with these shears and their uses!

{subject to be discussed}

MY PERSONAL FAVORITE: Razor.

The feather razor so versatile their is nothing that you can do with scissors that cannot be done with one of these.

From clean blunt look to free flowing movement.

The key to using one of these razors is to have a full understanding shape, weight distribution, hair growth pattern an ability to see a shape to be able to create sharp using the waves the curves on any given head. To cut hair with a razor one must also have a huge respect for what it can do how sharp it is and yet how versatile it can be.

Over the years many different types of cutting tools and razors have come along some stand the test of time others are short lived {hairdressers love new toys}!

Over the years and as i have got more  of an understanding of hair texture and weight distribution I have  been fascinated with finding ways to add texture to hair, not to be confined to cutting strait lines. or cutting strait lines only to go back into a cut to soften those lines out! using thinning shears, castle cutting, slide cutting, the list goes on.

I have two tools that i love too tools that i had to have the courage to pick up and learn to understand.both razors both very different.

The Claw’s or finger Razor: I have recently found articles re invention the Claw’s exciting!  with pictures of stylist with them on all fingers i think that three claw’s are effective enough when used correctly.

I have been using them for 10 years they were introduced to me by a wonderful Italian stylist.

Amazing tool on thick Asian hair you can really call your self an-artist do some freestyle cutting. As a tool to challenge both skill and artistic talent they area must have.

they enable you to become a real hair sculptor a free style artist. To the right cut with claw’s only they allow for wonderful texture.

The Crystal Blade:{discovered Winnipeg Manitoba Canada}

Yes a crystal { glass jade crystal} amazing for putting texture into hair as the blade will slowly De-laminate  little chips form on the class face thus creating even more texture.

A full understanding of shape and dimension texture is advised before using this tool on a client.

                                        The Classic Cut throat another valuable tool:

Both these two shots soft edgy razor cuts.

On the right the short cut the look still with texture but retaining a slightly edgy sharpness!

The shot with me using the Claw’s to add texture shows how they become an extension of ones fingers so your creating by touch and feel they really are very fun to play with.

http://theclawz.com/ link if you want to check them out.

Here in the uk for razor blades and scissors blades kasho

http://www.coolblades.co.uk/kasho-blue-series.html

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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.

http://www.back2myroots.co.uk/

 

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

 

http://www.wahlglobal.com/united-kingdom/wahl/professional-hairdressing.html

 

http://www.osterpro.com/Category.aspx?id=groomer

 

 

 

 
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Tools of our trade. The looks we create:


Welcome to BACK2MYROOTS B2MR regular postings of fresh new topic’s.

A place to share thoughts review hair colour and products.

Knowledge, Skill, Passion:

Tools of our Trade choosing the right one having the right skill.

 GOOD OLD FAITHFUL : Scissors.

Good quality hairdressing scissors can and are precision tools hand made can be very expensive very delicate and in the wrong hands can do damage.

For most Stylist using scissors is the main tool they use for most styles multiple ways to use and texture hair.

They come in many length’s and styles and quality and price vary considerable.

{an example of this the top right scissors are titanium coated}

{$1000.00 us approx}

All the Scissors above are Japanese and have serrated edge.

Thinning or texture Shears:

Another Favorite with stylists Thinning or texture shears:

Although a wonderful tool that can create amazing effects:

I do however think many stylist use them without giving consideration to what they can do to shape or how by removing bulk from one area you can create more in another, they can also create problems as a shape grows out.

Young stylist should given more training with these shears and their uses!

{subject to be discussed}

MY PERSONAL FAVORITE: Razor.

The feather razor so versatile their is nothing that you can do with scissors that cannot be done with one of these.

From clean blunt look to free flowing movement.

The key to using one of these razors is to have a full understanding shape, weight distribution, hair growth pattern an ability to see a shape to be able to create sharp using the waves the curves on any given head. To cut hair with a razor one must also have a huge respect for what it can do how sharp it is and yet how versatile it can be.

Over the years many different types of cutting tools and razors have come along some stand the test of time others are short lived {hairdressers love new toys}!

Over the years and as i have got more  of an understanding of hair texture and weight distribution I have been fascinated with finding ways to add texture to hair, not to be confined to cutting strait lines. or cutting strait lines only to go back into a cut to soften those lines out! using thinning shears, castle cutting, slide cutting, the list goes on.

I have two tools that i love too tools that i had to have the courage to pick up and learn to understand.both razors both very different.

The Claw’s or finger Razor: I have recently found articles re invention the Claw’s exciting!  with pictures of stylist with them on all fingers i think that three claw’s are effective enough when used correctly.

I have been using them for 10 years they were introduced to me by a wonderful Italian stylist.

Amazing tool on thick Asian hair you can really call your self an-artist do some freestyle cutting. As a tool to challenge both skill and artistic talent they area must have.

they enable you to become a real hair sculptor a free style artist. To the right cut with claw’s only they allow for wonderful texture.

The Crystal Blade:{discovered Winnipeg Manitoba Canada}

Yes a crystal { glass jade crystal} amazing for putting texture into hair as the blade will slowly De-laminate  little chips form on the class face thus creating even more texture.

A full understanding of shape and dimension texture is advised before using this tool on a client.

                                The Classic Cut throat another valuable tool:

Both these two shots soft edgy razor cuts.

On the right the short cut the look still with texture but retaining a slightly edgy sharpness!

The shot with me using the Claw’s to add texture shows how they become an extension of ones fingers so your creating by touch and feel they really are very fun to play with.

http://theclawz.com/ link if you want to check them out.

http://www.back2myroots.co.uk/

 

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The art of the creative hair cut.


Welcome to B2MR BACK2MYROOTS!

A place to share thoughts review hair colour and products.

How to do a razor Cut:

When we think Razor cutting i think in most cases ones thought go Directly to our friend the cut throat or open razor a valuable tool indeed, a tool that needs to be respected a tool not to fear:

Learning how to do a razor cut how to use the tools to create wonderful new free textured looks comes with much practice and Experience.

That is not saying don’t try but don’t just slash away without thought to shape and weight distribution.

My personal opinion is that one should have a full understanding of hair cutting creating forming building shape before playing with razors.

To get the most out of razor cutting one has to understand weight distribution, hair growth patterns, texture, how to build shape and form. can you do you visualize the shape you want to create in 3D before you start? when finished does it look the way you hoped?

Master the art of scissor cutting and indeed thinning and texture shears before moving on have a firm foundation and technique fully comprehend all aspects of this art you cannot learn this over night it takes years in-fact you will never stop learning.

I was fortunate  to learn from some of the very best icons of today John Frieda, Clifford Stafford. Both top stylist at Leonards in the late 70s early 80’s along with many other top talented hairdressers the training nights the schedule was quite brutal training nights 2 nights a week mandatory  at the time seemed harsh on reflection the very best one could have had Such structure such attention to detail.

I owe them a big thanks

{over the years i have seen so many hairdressers using thinning shears to cut hair when you ask them what do you think what your doing will do to the shape they look blankly or say thinning and texture of course yes but what about the shape the weight distribution!}

Maybe you don’t agree with me that’s great let share  exchange some thoughts?

I have been doing hair for many years i remember the first time the penny dropped

with regard to weight distribution and creating shape! It was so exciting it was like someone turned on a light.

{This was well over 20 years ago her name was Lesley and i gave her an amazing Scissor hair cut}

to this day I still get that buzz when it just works!

So the claw’s or finger razors:                         

I diverse a little these are amazing on thick hair Asian hair I have cut a really textured Bob just using these but again you have to understand weight and shape.

They have little blades as you use them the more pressure you apply with your fingers they hair will be removed as you drag them down the shaft in a combing motion.

Maybe I’m getting ahead of things lessons demonstration are the best way to learn these skills: I would be happy to share them with any one who would like a class.

their are so many techniques available to us with a razor and indeed so many different types of razor.

A skilled person can cut a Blunt Bob even use razor over comb, do layered cut, feather a fringe the sky is the limit.

My favorite tool is a feather razor i use this instead of scissors and cut hair in little points rather than a strait line. { Think about the shape of the head the angles you create?}  you cannot cut a strait line on a curved surface you create the illusion of this!  cool ha.

The razor i use the most is feather razor:

I use Kashio Blades they have the best edge and last the longest maybe a few hair cuts over a year i may spend the same amount as a good pair of scissors but think about how nice it is to have a new fresh blade it glides through the hair. { it is by choice the tool of my trade}

It is widely though that razor cutting is only suitable on certain types of hair in my experience this is not the case.

What needs to be considered is the technique that you are going to use to get the best out of any given hair type.

Once you get to this level of understanding there is no right or wrong way to do a razor cut it becomes a new art form freestyle cutting. Understanding the way hair falls the angles required to create shape, weight distribution movement texture all things to learn and consider techniques to challenge your self with. The above Diagram shows the different angles the sections remembering you cannot cut a strait line on a curved suface!

I was inspired by a dear friend whilst working in Vancouver at the time he was Artistic Director  for L’anza USA {Mr john Bertorelli } What John could do with a razor was and is to this day an inspiration a true artist i owe him a great deal he encouraged me to push my boundaries to step into the unknown i  did and have never looked back.

I became a platform artist working for L’anza Canada as a Colour educator and also teaching razor cutting.

In days gone bye i spent a great deal of time one summer cutting hair on the beach in Greece. Imagine this sea, sand, beer, hair cuts maybe not the best combination in the world {right!} but did you know that you can cut hair with a broken beer bottle the glass get dull very quickly but you can do a great cut. Well that story was needed because i have a jade crystal razor blade and it was through messing around in Greece that i knew when i found this tool that it had many applications:

Amazing for texture long and indeed curly hair so all those beers on the beach in Greece were not wasted it was an investment in my art.

When it comes to style creating that new look have fun

Challenge your self push the envelope

Get new skills invest in your self go on course.

learn new techniques watch others share idea’s we never stop learning we just have to keep moving forward!

I have posted this article with pictures this can also be found

via my web page below. you can also find a

link for the Claws razor on this blog

http://www.back2myroots.co.uk/

Mike B2MR

 

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Tools of our trade:


Knowledge Skill Passion:

Tools of our Trade choosing the right one having the right skill.

GOOD OLD FAITHFUL :

precision tools

Good quality hairdressing scissors can and are precision tools hand made can be very expensive very delicate and in the wrong hands can do damage.

For most Stylist using scissors is the main tool they use for most styles multiple ways to use and texture hair.

They come in many length’s and styles and quality and price vary considerable.

{an example of this the top right scissors are titanium coated}

{$1000.00 us approx}

All the Scissors above are Japanese and have serrated edge.

Thinning or texture Shears:

Another Favorite with stylists Thinning or texture shears:

Although a wonderful tool that can create amazing effects:

I do however think many stylist use them without giving consideration to what they can do to shape or how by removing bulk from one area you can create more in another, they can also create problems as a shape grows out.

Young stylist should given more training with these shears and their uses!

{subject to be discussed}

MY PERSONAL FAVORITE:

The feather razor so versatile their is nothing that you can do with scissors that cannot be done with one of these.

From clean blunt look to free flowing movement.

The key to using one of these razors is to have a full understanding shape, weight distribution, hair growth pattern an ability to see a shape to be able to create sharp using the waves the curves on any given head. To cut hair with a razor one must also have a huge respect for what it can do how sharp it is and yet how versatile it can be.

Over the years many different types of cutting tools and razors have come along some stand the test of time others are short lived {hairdressers love new toys}!

Over the years and as i have got more  of an understanding of hair texture and weight distribution I have been fascinated with finding ways to add texture to hair, not to be confined to cutting strait lines. or cutting strait lines only to go back into a cut to soften those lines out! using thinning shears, castle cutting, slide cutting, the list goes on.

I have two tools that i love too tools that i had to have the courage to pick up and learn to understand.both razors both very different.

The Claw’s or finger Razor: I have recently found articles re invention the Claw’s exciting!  with pictures of stylist with them on all fingers i think that three claw’s are effective enough when used correctly.

I have been using them for 10 years they were introduced to me by a wonderful Italian stylist.

Amazing tool on thick Asian hair you can really call your self an-artist do some freestyle cutting. As a tool to challenge both skill and artistic talent they area must have.

they enable you to become a real hair sculptor a free style artist. To the right cut with claw’s only they allow for wonderful texture.

http://theclawz.com/

The Crystal Blade:{discovered Winnipeg Manitoba Canada}

Yes a crystal { glass jade crystal} amazing for putting texture into hair as the blade will slowly De-laminate  little chips form on the class face thus creating even more texture.

A full understanding of shape and dimension texture is advised before using this tool on a client.

The Classic Cut throat another valuable tool:

Both these two shots soft edgy razor cuts.

On the right the short cut the look still with texture but retaining a slightly edgy sharpness!

The shot with me using the Claw’s to add texture shows how they become an extension of ones fingers so your creating by touch and feel they really are very fun to play with.

http://theclawz.com/ link if you want to check them out.

 

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