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Hair cut Style Technique!

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mike vallance

Hair cut Style Technique!

My thoughts on the topic of creativity and hair cutting . It is my goal to create a platform that over time will become a place to share thoughts review hair colour and products.

When asked how many different hair cuts are their? my first thought was thousands but then if one really thinks about it well it’s quite an interesting thought process.

We need to break it down thinks !

Long.            Anything past shoulder blades

Medium.      Shoulder blades up to nape or chin length

Short.            Anything above this.

Remember this is my thought process into the question asked not a definitive way of assessing or going about cutting, back to the plot! My next my thought went to layers why layers well at the end of the day if not all one length then layers to some degree or another make form the shape.

 

It could be argued that layers are required for a perfect on length look for that wonderful swing and movement! Yes we must not forget techniques, slide cutting, castle thinning shear, razor Cutting, and the many other tools we have at out disposal but these are techniques if you like artistic license, freestyle cutting. But the basic’s don’t change the length and degree of layering.

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A hair cut is weight distribution it is having understanding of when cutting hair off where it will fall and lie how it will contribute to the final shape. It is being able to see and imagine shape. someone once said a great hairdresser should see a shape in 3D know how it will look, I think this a perfect analogy.

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A great hair cut is a blend of the degree of laying but having a full understanding of weight distribution and a vision to see shape. The key is that consultation on length and shape but also first and foremost to understand that if you put a weight line in with your fist cut it will dictate the whole cut it can make the difference between good bad average or just not good.

 

What ever we are doing creating has to start with a foundation if you do this a weight line can be moved as a shape forms if you commit to it off the bat you have no room  for change maybe just maybe that odd growth pattern,that double crown issue we come back an daunt you because you did not take it into account.  all things that can cause issue!

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It can also be said that one length really is only when cut to 1/8th of an inch all over and left to grow but this would only be true as it grows out if you turned the person up side down, but then we are back into weight distribution why because you cannot cut a straight line on a curved surface and given the shape of the head we have thousands of curves and angles to play with hence understanding weight distribution.

I think that angles on the head could be should be considered as a following visual placing  a fan on the crown open it up  many angles  does this create? Now place on crown different direction again many angles? See how to they the work together?

This make over was a razor cut my choice but we have so many options of technique so many tools that are available to us .We have to learn how to use them all Scissors Shears razors thinning shears scissors texturising. its a challenge its fun its creative its inspiring !!!

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As an exercise try this.

Stand behind your client take a section across the crown about 3inches wide comb it straight up now look below your fingers at the section the distance between the crown to your fingers is less than the distance on the out side of section, why because of the curve of the scalp so it follows that it will be be straight when it falls. now take that same section and lean it to the left as you do this the hair in the middle of the section will fall away carry on and the hair traveling from the left of the section will fall away, this is weight distribution!

The ‘Three R’s’ 
”Reputation. Recommendation. Retention”. 
It’s not built on that constant looking for new clients it’s looking after what you have! It’s investing in your self and your business and those around you.

Conclusion

This journey, this career, is wonderful – challenging, inspiring, and yes, hard work.

Leadership
Our industry is in constant change and is sometimes criticised. For lacking vision in some areas. However there is an ever growing body of professionals. That have a firm commitment to our industry, they have a passion for change, to raise standards through education and sharing. Leadership, education and team incentives.Will over time and with commitment give any individual that ability to do exceptional work and to be more creative. Leadership and management help create an amazing work environment for all concerned. So key for success for all concerned.
Conclusion
This journey. This career, is wonderful – Challenging. Inspiring and yes can and will be hard work. but the rewards are worth all the effort.
Thank you all for letting me share some thoughts with you today.These are inspirational, passionate, industry professionals.They have a vision. These are the people I want on my bus to learn from, share with, take a journey with. Get inspired. Connect with driven motivated industry professional. challenge your self. invest in ones /your self 

Are you driver or passenger !

 There are no guarantees in life and ones career and career choice is no different thing happen and its how we deal with them that defines us. Jobs change relationships come and go the one thing that remains after training is our skill both hands on creative and the ones we learn about people and communication about caring about being a team player. Constantly developing new skills staying current is so very important.

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Stylist having an online profile.

I’m very excited and flattered to have been offered an opportunity to post an article on the Hairbyus.com web site Click here to read 

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As a stylist young or seasoned why not build a profile try this platform www.hairbyus.com if you post images of younger models, with current commercial hairstyles then it will attract a younger audience looking for those kind of hairstyles in your area.To strive to be better to make a real difference!Intelligent salon software provides a state of the art comprehensive salon marketing and management solution, complete with the knowledge, expertise and coaching required to take your salon to the next level.

Mirrored Vision   By Martin green

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Finding customers keeping Clients 

What can I say in writing the Mirrored vision. Martin Green has has taken a risk to produce something that the industry really needs a shot in the arm Innovative, radical, inspirational, challenging.
It certainly poses some really interesting idea’s and concepts it also crosses the boundaries of what might be seen and perceived as normal processes within our industry and in the salon.

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A new connection for me and new association Gary Sunderland amazing creative talent refreshing product line take a look at his web site

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I also think that we need to always look at the Why. Ask the question Why are we in business whats it for? OrWhy do we want to go into to business what is success? Why do I suggest this I think by asking and exploring the why we get to the motive behind why we want to be in business what is true success. Why the will also help us to understand our true values this in turn helps us to follow the path to the success we want  and desire. It will help us to surround ourselves with the right team those who share our values and vision.

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Remember. Salon success. Stylist success. Business success are all linked together it’s Team success. Its never about any destination only ever about a journey taking the right people on that journey makes it enjoyable maybe even fun!

Mike B2MR

 

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