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Bad hair low standards. None creative.


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If it’s a bad look done at home it’s sad. If it’s a bad look and not very well executed cut style or colour done professionally that’s even worse.

Why is it? how is some people can go out without looking in the mirror and being honest asking the question. Does this look good?

As stylist we need to remember that a client leaving the salon is our walking promotion.It’s a free walking bill board or the reason why your not getting recommended. Standards creative skill. consultation with clients about what will work!

below some examples of bad looks and why!

over processed candy cane hair bleached within an inch of it’s life shapeless hair cut looking like she stuck a finger in a electric socket! would you be proud of this creation?

When you see bad hair out in public do you ever think? What was going through the person mind who created that? Or do they know how bad that looks? Did they pay for that?  I do it amazes me what stylist’s can do produce that is deemed acceptable. How low standards can get. What poor standards people will accept as looking good !

The same can be said for dress sense looking in the mirror and thinking maybe not! Or for me this hair do is wrong on so many levels. Its shape well lack of ! Its colour. In this case a stylist has taken three looks and tried to join them together very badly.

I’m not sure if the nape and the nasty line there .The crown and that flat bald like area . Or the weight line carried round to the sides and face. It’s just wrong on all levels.

Oh! Perfect a side view to show off what I am trying to point out! No flow. Disconnection it not an excuse for total shapeless mess. The crown area is two short and blunt . Cutting hair short does not create height! or volume. Texture does with shears or a razor and an understanding of weight shape and form, well that and styling.

This to me looks like she turned her head up side down and blasted it with a hairdryer. Sadly the shape or lack there of does allow for a lazy styling approach .The blonde is a nothing colour dull patchy leopard spotting caused by over layering coloured area’s. No thought has been given to shape look or colour not to mentions the clients features and dress sense or lack of.

This is all a classic example of not caring and low standards. In this instance. The stylist not only let’s the client down but also them selves for it is no advert  to produce work like this.

Want more? Ok How about this look:

What does this say to you? Would you produce this ? Would you be proud to say this totally represents my work and who I am ?  Hum not so much ha!

Again really bad choice of colours and look. Whether the client did this her self or paid for it .Well it’s a rat’s nest. Why do people go out looking like this. Because they really take very little time to think does this look good ! do I feel good! If your a stylist looking at this say to your self I am better than this ! If you are  a client then say! From now on I will take time to make an effort to look and feel good.

In closing It is possible to see a look that works that is well done I think that it was the  contrast of these three women all taken at the same location that set this topic in motion.

For me this is a well executed little cut. A really well done colour it work and suites the women. I hope this brings my point home that as stylist’s we have to consider so much not just a hair do. we have to work with and cater for all sorts and types!

But life style. The way the client looks. What she wears. Does she really care about appearance. Some women don’t getting a hair cut or colour is just a routine event,We have the skill and ability to make a difference to open their eye’s

Where does all this start With the image we present and the service  the consultation the honest sound advise we offer. can you do you do this ? Do you really care? Don’t be any thing other than the very best you can. Never settle for second best as a Stylist or as a client.

We attract what we project and present that look that say’s this is me. Or as a stylist’s it says. This is what i can do for you. Standards never let them slip !!!! Mike B2MR

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2011 in Ammonia free natural hair colour, Avantgarde hair, Avantgarde/ creative hair, Beauty hair salon, Beauty hair style, Beauty tips, Blonde, Blonde highlights, Bridal hair, Bridal updo looks, brunette to Blonde, chemical reactions, Classic Chinion. The laws of colour, Colour correction, colour wheel laws of colour, colouring Grey hair, corrective colour chart, corrective hair colour charts, Creative Hair cuts, Foaming hair colour, freelance Mobile hair stylists, French Pleat, Full head hair bleach and tone, grey hair issues, Hair and style, hair chemistry, Hair Colour, hair colour education, Hair colour techniques, hair colour trends, hair colouring lift deposit, Hair Cuts, Hair cutting, hair cutting style, Hair cutting technique, hair cutting techniques, HAIR DRESSING INDUSTRY, TIPS TRICKS, THOUGHTS,, hair dressing training, Hair dressing training mentoring, Hair lift and deposit, Hair salon chair rental, Hair salon consultation, Hair salon service sales., Hair salon service's, Hair smoothers relaxers, Hair structure and Ph chart, Hair style, Hair style crative colour techniques, Hair stylist consultation, Hair Stylist standards, hair up/do formal, Hairdressing, hairdressing business, Hairdressing colour style trends, hairdressing education, hairstyle, home hair colour, Keratin hair relaxer, Level 6 to 9 natural blonde hair, Lifting Dark hair with High lift colour, Lifting natural dark and warm hair shades, Metallic salts, Multi tonal low lights, Natural Blonde. want it!, natural level 7 to 9 blonde, Ombre hair colour, Qualification., Razor cut is cutting edge, REDS HOT AND COLD, Solid hair colour going lighter, Stylist's Certification, That special Day make it so!, The colour wheel, The Hair Salon, up do'd, Wedding day hair

 

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Razor cutting Texture dimension shape form.


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Razor hair cutting tools and skill

This started out as a razor cutting blog. Exciting and easy for me as razor cutting is my passion second only to hair colouring.

So it’s my hope you enjoy this and it pushes those buttons to get you wanting to explore the world of razor techniques.

The various techniques the creative texture can that can be created. Soft looks with  unlimited movement and no demarcation lines. It has been over 15years since I last  cut hair with scissors.

This has been a wonderful journey for me into understanding how hair falls. How to create shape and form. working with clients in this time i have not had a single client request from a client to go back to using scissors. Or any complaints about the shape look or way it has grown out. why is this? I hope this article explains all.

Down to Business

                                                               cut throat razor

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:

shape weight distribution:

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.

Hand drawn the angles i process when building shape:


 

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.

With the sketch on the right i’m trying to show the curve plains on the head the curves directly impact the angles and so the weight distribution and shape we create,

These angles have to be considered and understood to be able to do frees style hair cutting:

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 memories}

                                                                The claw’s

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

So these little sucker’s claw’s:

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 and how hair falls moves and swings.

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 as you can see below on this short little hair cut.

                                          Me working with the claw’s on a model:

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 right razor for the job:  

                               It has to be a feather style 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 thought 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 their is no right or wrong way to do a razor cut it becomes a new art form freestyle cutting.

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. 

                                                Crystal blade razor:glass blade

{This little baby is a glass crystal razor}

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 the a razor to the right has a glass 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!

A great place to find razors shears and interact with on their face book page committed to professional tools for professional stylists:


I have a group page for thoughts and discussions leave comments. or join follow this blog here.

Exploring techniques with a razor will open up a hole new world of creativity:

If you need would like help encouragement group or individual instruction I’m sure i could help you reach a new level of expertise.

Mike B2MR

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

full contact details on my web site:

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Posted by on September 7, 2011 in Ammonia free natural hair colour, Avantgarde hair, Avantgarde/ creative hair, Beauty hair salon, Beauty hair style, Beauty tips, Blonde, Blonde highlights, Bridal hair, Bridal updo looks, brunette to Blonde, chemical reactions, Classic Chinion. The laws of colour, Colour correction, colour wheel laws of colour, colouring Grey hair, corrective colour chart, corrective hair colour charts, Creative Hair cuts, Foaming hair colour, freelance Mobile hair stylists, French Pleat, Full head hair bleach and tone, grey hair issues, Hair and style, hair chemistry, Hair Colour, hair colour education, Hair colour techniques, hair colour trends, Hair Cuts, Hair cutting, hair cutting style, Hair cutting technique, hair cutting techniques, HAIR DRESSING INDUSTRY, TIPS TRICKS, THOUGHTS,, hair dressing training, Hair dressing training mentoring, Hair lift and deposit, Hair salon chair rental, Hair salon consultation, Hair salon service sales., Hair salon service's, Hair smoothers relaxers, Hair structure and Ph chart, Hair style, Hair style crative colour techniques, Hair stylist consultation, Hair Stylist standards, hair up/do formal, Hairdressing, hairdressing business, Hairdressing colour style trends, hairdressing education, hairstyle, Hiar colouring Methods skills, home hair colour, Keratin hair relaxer, Level 6 to 9 natural blonde hair, Lifting Dark hair with High lift colour, Lifting natural dark and warm hair shades, Metallic salts, Multi tonal low lights, Natural Blonde. want it!, natural level 7 to 9 blonde, Ombre hair colour, Qualification., Razor cut is cutting edge, REDS HOT AND COLD, Solid hair colour going lighter, Stylist's Certification, That special Day make it so!, The colour wheel, The Hair Salon, up do'd

 

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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


Back2myroots : A place to share thoughts and grow idea’s. B2MR

 

 

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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Posted by on August 3, 2011 in Ammonia free natural hair colour, Avantgarde hair, Avantgarde/ creative hair, Beauty hair salon, Beauty hair style, Beauty tips, Blonde, Blonde highlights, Bridal hair, Bridal updo looks, brunette to Blonde, chemical reactions, Classic Chinion. The laws of colour, Colour correction, colour wheel laws of colour, colouring Grey hair, corrective colour chart, corrective hair colour charts, Creative Hair cuts, Foaming hair colour, freelance Mobile hair stylists, French Pleat, Full head hair bleach and tone, grey hair issues, Hair and style, hair chemistry, Hair Colour, hair colour education, Hair colour techniques, hair colour trends, hair colouring lift deposit, Hair Cuts, Hair cutting, hair cutting style, Hair cutting technique, hair cutting techniques, HAIR DRESSING INDUSTRY, TIPS TRICKS, THOUGHTS,, hair dressing training, Hair dressing training mentoring, Hair lift and deposit, Hair salon chair rental, Hair salon consultation, Hair salon service sales., Hair salon service's, Hair smoothers relaxers, Hair structure and Ph chart, Hair style, Hair style crative colour techniques, Hair stylist consultation, Hair Stylist standards, hair up/do formal, Hairdressing, hairdressing business, Hairdressing colour style trends, hairdressing education, hairstyle, Hiar colouring Methods skills, home hair colour, Keratin hair relaxer, Level 6 to 9 natural blonde hair, Lifting Dark hair with High lift colour, Lifting natural dark and warm hair shades, Metallic salts, Multi tonal low lights, Natural Blonde. want it!, natural level 7 to 9 blonde, Ombre hair colour, Qualification., Razor cut is cutting edge, REDS HOT AND COLD, Solid hair colour going lighter, Stylist's Certification, That special Day make it so!, The colour wheel, The Hair Salon, up do'd, Wedding day hair

 

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Wedding hair look thoughts


Coming next week some looks and thoughts on wedding hair and formal looks and style.

 
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Posted by on July 16, 2011 in Beauty hair salon

 

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Bad hair. Bad looks. or None caring?


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When you see bad hair out in public do you ever think? What was going through the person mind who created that? Or do they know how bad that looks? Did they pay for that?  I do it amazes me what stylist’s can do produce that is deemed acceptable. How low standards can get. What poor standards people accept and thinks looks ok!

 

 

The same can be said for dress sense looking in the mirror and thinking maybe not! Or for me this hair do is wrong on so many levels. Its shape well lack of ! Its colour .In this case a stylist has taken three looks and tried to join them together very badly.

 

I’m not sure if the nape and the nasty line there .The crown and that flat bald like area . Or the weight line carried round to the sides and face.I t’s just wrong. on all levels.

Oh! Perfect a side view to show off what I am trying to point out! No flow. Disconnection it not an excuse for total shapeless mess. The crown area is two short and blunt . Cutting hair short does not create height! or volume. Texture does with shears or a razor and an understanding of weight shape and form, well that and styling.

 

 

this to me looks like she stuck her fingers in a light socket.The blonde is a nothing colour dull patchy leopard spotting caused by over layering coloured area’s. no thought has been given to shape look colour not to mentions the clients features and dress sense or lack of.

This is all a classic example of not caring and low standards. In this instance. The stylist not only let’s the client down but also them selves for it is no advert  to produce work like this.

 

Want more? Ok How about this look:

 

What does this say to you? Would you produce this ? Would you be proud to say this totally represents my work and who I am ?  Hum not so much ha!

Again really bad choice of colours and look. Whether the client did this her self or paid for it .Well it’s a rat’s nest. Why do people go out looking like this. Because they really take very little time to think does this look good ! do I feel good! If your a stylist looking at this say to your self I am better than this ! If you are  a client then say! From now on I will take time to make an effort to look and feel good.

 

In closing It is possible to see a look that works that is well done I think that it was the  contrast of these three women all taken at the same location that set this topic in motion.

 

 

For me this is a well executed little cut. A really well done colour it work and suites the women. I hope this brings my point home that as stylist’s we have to consider so much not just a hair do. we have to work with and cater for all sorts and types!

But life style. The way the client looks. What she wears. Does she really care about appearance. Some women don’t getting a hair cut or colour is just a routine event,We have the skill and ability to make a difference to open their eye’s

Where does all this start With the image we present and the service  the consultation the honest sound advise we offer. can you do you do this ? Do you really care? Don’t be any thing other than the very best you can.Never settle for second best as a Stylist or as a client.  Mike B2MR

 
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Posted by on July 6, 2011 in Ammonia free natural hair colour, Avantgarde hair, Beauty hair salon, Beauty hair style, Beauty tips, Blonde, Blonde highlights, Bridal hair, Bridal updo looks, brunette to Blonde, chemical reactions, Classic Chinion. The laws of colour, Colour correction, colour wheel laws of colour, colouring Grey hair, corrective colour chart, corrective hair colour charts, Creative Hair cuts, Foaming hair colour, freelance Mobile hair stylists, French Pleat, Full head hair bleach and tone, grey hair issues, Hair and style, hair chemistry, Hair Colour, hair colour education, Hair colour techniques, hair colour trends, hair colouring lift deposit, Hair Cuts, Hair cutting, hair cutting style, Hair cutting technique, hair cutting techniques, HAIR DRESSING INDUSTRY, TIPS TRICKS, THOUGHTS,, hair dressing training, Hair dressing training mentoring, Hair lift and deposit, Hair salon chair rental, Hair salon consultation, Hair salon service sales., Hair salon service's, Hair structure and Ph chart, Hair style, Hair style crative colour techniques, Hair stylist consultation, Hair Stylist standards, hair up/do formal, Hairdressing, hairdressing business, Hairdressing colour style trends, hairdressing education, hairstyle, home hair colour, Keratin hair relaxer, Lifting Dark hair with High lift colour, Lifting natural dark and warm hair shades, Metallic salts, Multi tonal low lights, Natural Blonde. want it!, natural level 7 to 9 blonde, Ombre hair colour, Razor cut is cutting edge, REDS HOT AND COLD, Solid hair colour going lighter, That special Day make it so!, The colour wheel, The Hair Salon, up do'd, Wedding day hair

 

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Salon Identity -stylist Image.


                                  Welcome to BACK2MYROOTS B2MR:

Created as a source of advise education knowledge skill experience a place to share thoughts post comments and idea’s on matters relating to hair colouring skill and techniques and anything industry related.

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As stylist we are in a very unique position we wear so many different hats. We are Solution solvers, Problem fixers, trend setters, highly skilled communicators, all of this comes under one huge umbrella we are in the business of offering the highest standards of Service skill and educated knowledge as possible. clients come for service for an experience you are responsible for this experience and Service.

With this in mind as are Image consultants should we not dress represent our selves project a well polished image that says this is me how can i help you ! the key here is that first impression.

How we look, how we dress, how we introduce our selves, we communicate, how confident we are, We are the product. We our what we do. We are projecting this aura of confidence professionalism, Skill and caring.

So the question is at what point do we forget this?

We all do from time to time it’s so easy to slip into a comfort zone and forgetting about appearance and behavior not putting on our game face projecting our very best,

Why this topic the other day whilst out wondering around Canterbury Kent Uk. people watching day dreaming i noticed three members of staff  standing out side the front door of a hair salon Smoking!

Not my job to judge on smoking apart from to say however many mints however much perfume you spray on the smell still lingers. to some clients this can be a big turn off.

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Back to the plot as i watched three three out side the front door  i was drawn to how they looked hair makeup, dress how they carried and project them selves very mixed in age sadly the over all package was cheap and certainly did not say this is a happening place i should go in check it out grab a card quite the opposite tacky note to self avoid! how sad is that!

As stylist our hair says this is who i am but also this is what we as a salon can do, so when it’s over processed it really is not a good advert. likewise when we see individuals with a look that just does not work be it because of weight, age, poor dress sense, just a bad job should we not consider this on our selves as much as for our clients?

I don’t have a problem with weight age or dress sense what i do have a problem with is not making the best of what we have projecting the best look possible.

As stylist if we cannot do this for our selves how can we expect the paying client to take us seriously

Image is key remember we are you are the product!

I have been in salons where a stylist had post cards and personal pictures stuck all around her work station folded faded creased tacky! another salon someone was collecting pop cans they were piled high all along the work surface, a trolley with a dirty towel on it when i lifted the towel a layer of hair had built up from the clipper head quite disgusting, In this instance i was invited back to teach a razor class, I declined why? because it was dirty and unprofessional. so in this instance the impression they projected  influenced my decision not to return.

A none busy salon with staff standing around looking bored is not good we all know this but first impressions really are so important we only get to make that first impression once.

Hygiene be it personal or in the salon say so much about us and our business, a great team builder is to have regular staff hair do nights treat each other as clients discuss looks, discuss condition past colouring what is possible given said condition, it’s team building but also promoting each others skills, it’s promoting the salon as a place where image and style are important a happening place,

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Your work stations and trolleys loaded with many half used products not  a good look, only use and have on display the products you intend to use on any one clients it personalises your service looks tidier and more professional.

It is the responsibility of all staff to maintain both personal and indeed work place appearance, If you need to do your hair before work get there in enough time to do so same with make up or setting up your work station, when you day starts you are at your best looking your best.

Life is a play we are not the directors or producers just players. each new day each new client is an interaction in another scene in the play of the day the script unknown the cast often unknown to each other but at the end of the day the play is over each scene was a success , why because you looked and played your part you were organised. each and every day a new play for us actors the salon is our stage best we know our part whatever the script!

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This may bore you i’m sure we all know this stuff but by the same thinking we all forget we all get complacent from time to time we need to take a look in the mirror and just have a personal review of how we look, feel, act  call it a personal inventory,

It is by taking the time to do this we stay ahead of the game we are in a better head space, our work life is better our relationship with others be it staff owners managers clients is better why.

Simply because we feel and look good having personal goals setting targets are all key to success but remember the key is

We, You are the product,  for it to sell it has to look it’s best , be guaranteed to work, you are the product others want and need?

we are camellias at  the end of the day we can just be!

mike B2MR

Coming tomorrow a re visit on the Keratin products and issues!

 

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