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So you want to be a Hairstylist??

So you want to be a Hairstylist??

The feeling we get from creating something truly beautiful is what drives us to continue, to find the next medium and create. Anyone who follows their passion in life or is an artistic person will understand this feeling. It’s this feeling that most young hair stylists are chasing in their journey to turn their passion of hair styling into a career.

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Consultation Confessional – the truth is always best!

Consultation Confessional – the truth is always best!

As Hairstylists we use a consultation to learn your  ‘hair history’.  It’s the story of whats happened in the lifetime of your hair and ultimately is what we use to formulate your colour before we begin your service.  For clients who have been with a Hair stylist for a number of years this consultation is far less complicated. We know the history, the services and colours that your hair has endured.  Great stylists even have notes from the consultation and formulas on hand for reference! But what if you are a first time client going for a consultation?  OR what if you are a regular client that had a little ‘mishap’ since your last service? What happens then?

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Why is Perception so Important?

Why is Perception so Important?

Perception is an interesting thing.  It's like a personal lens through which we see ourselves and the things around us. Imagine two women, the first we'll name 'Jen' and the second we'll name 'Judy' 😉  Both are shown the same bracelet. It's white, a little dingy, and...

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Hairstyling Apprenticeship Standards – a Grey Area?

Hairstyling Apprenticeship Standards – a Grey Area?

The Hairstyling Apprenticeship, for as long as I can remember, required schooling and work hours. Work hours are spent with a Sponsoring Stylist who is required to teach and sign off on all the essentials skills in the Apprenticeship handbook. I’ve been through the process as the Apprentice and now multiple times as a Sponsor. Imagine my surprise while registering my third Apprentice and discovering an entire ‘grey’ area I had not realized even existed!

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The Art of the Blowdry

The Art of the Blowdry

I know it sounds cliche. I know it sounds like 1940 but believe me it was NOT! Those women with their rollers wanted what everyone really wants – their hair exactly how they liked it. They just happened to like a hard, backcombed set that would last a week. There were also clients who came in once a week but wanted something different which is where it gets interesting…..

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