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What is a hair cut:

What is a hair cut? what is a hair style . Its what we as hair dressers. stylists create!

Shape.Dimension. Form. Texture created by having  Skill. Vision. Creativity. Training Style. Yes all of these



What is really required is a total Understanding of. Structure and weight distribution. dimension and form. How hair falls and moves. How to create a shape.

Do you have this understanding? Do you ever give time and thought to the process of what a hair cut really is?  What effects are possible? The looks.The style. how to work with this amazing medium hair !

The process requires us as stylists to look beyond the very basic techniques taught when training these in so many cases just about give one a very basic knowledge of how to cut hair create form and shape. They teach basic one length hair cuts the classic Bob and then techniques to layer said cuts. Cutting hair is an art form. Training and pushing ones self to become creative to understand different hair types hair growth patterns.

A hair cut is so much more than just taking sections and cutting off certain amount of length or bulk. A hair cut is. Shape. Dimension. Creating a look . Being the creator of a style. Being an artist.

A hair cut should flow even if disconnected. Asymmetric cuts. All require. Skill. knowledge. Passion. Motivation. I think updating these skills is as important as keeping up colouring skills technical knowledge and product knowledge. Knowing how to use all the tools available to us.

razor cut full of texture

This understanding has to include knowing what using these tools can do to a shape. Thinning shears. Texture shears. I see so many stylists using these tools removing bulk thinning hair. Who when asked cannot give explanation to the effect these techniques have on shape and form. Sliding techniques. Razor cutting techniques my personal favourite. Castling techniques.


We have to as a professionals strive to become skilled in all these fields. In closing I have used this term on many occasions but think it is one of those that cannot be used to Much.

razor cut demi colour

You cannot cut a strait line on a curved surface! So why do we? Why is this still to this day taught? The standards and methods of educations need addressing. An example of challenging our selves all the the hair cuts about have been done only using a feather razor . last three shots make over! razor cut colour .


Be it training techniques and skills or career and management and business help and training we should all constantly look for ways to agin more skills .

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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.


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

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.
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.

Available now my first Book ‘The salon and the ‘S’ word Available Now Click here for details   E book version coming july 2015

Latest comment. Enjoying your book. A lot of thought has gone into this book and to be honest I wish that I had read it while operating a business.
The time and effort in explaining the target clientele was good as I feel that most people wouldn’t even think about it. Your subject with dealing with suppliers was very good. I wish that I had studied when working.
There were a lot of questions and points that I was not asking. My overall view of it is that it is well researched, and has good subjects and points. Currently I am on page 56. so lots to read yet!


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.


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!

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Mike B2MR



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