Browsing Archive: October, 2011

Learning Opportunities in Hairdressing

Posted by John Mcloughlin on Thursday, October 13, 2011,

Learning opportunities in Hairdressing can be time consuming and costly, choosing the best way to learn your new career may not be as easy as you think.

 

Take the time out to research which methods will be of benefit to you, and make the most of your time and money.

 

I have always found hairdressing a sure way to get you through hard-times and recessions.  This is mainly due to the fact that hairdressing is a cash rich business and it carries a feel-good factor for the person having their hair ...


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A Quiet Hairdryer?

Posted by John Mcloughlin on Thursday, October 13, 2011,

After spending many years hairdressing, haircutting and blow drying the hair, I am sure my hearing is not what it was.  Deafness must be rife, not only within my industry but in other industries that produce “White noise”. If you know of any ways that I can reduce this background or white noise, please let me know.

I do not know what the exact figures are, but the decibel noise level of my professional hairdryer must be very high, as it omits a high whistling sound, this is because of the ...


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Victoria Beckham's Latest Hairstyle-The Pob

Posted by John Mcloughlin on Thursday, October 13, 2011,

Here is an article I did last year, but it is still relevant today. Undercutting has been around since the 80’s in one form or another, the “Pob”, Posh’s New Look Bob, is a combination of an undercut and a Bob.This is how to create it.

First, part the hair into four sections, To do this, take a centre parting from the front of the head to the very back of the head, an part the hair into two equal sections.  Then take a parting from the crown of the head to the back of the ear, ideally ...


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Posture and Perception

Posted by John Mcloughlin on Thursday, October 13, 2011,
I watch a student the other day, she was cutting a one length haircut, a simple haircut that I have seen this particular student complete and do it very well. This time however she seemed to just not get it right, whether this was down to a large amount of lack of concentration, I think this would have contributed a large amount, but what was interesting was was two areas that came to light, these were the students positioning and perception.   

Positioning of a client, there head and yourself...

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So. . You Want To Be A Hairdresser.

Posted by John Mcloughlin on Thursday, October 13, 2011,

I see many potential employees turning up for their interview with a beautiful array of qualifications, displayed in various ways.

The fact is, as an employer, I want to know about the person behind the qualifications, what drives them to get up in a morning, what do they do on their day off or weekend. These insights to what a person is really like, will help me as an employer, understanding how ambitious and motivated they are to finish their training. If you can portray how serious you are ...


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Becoming a Top Hair Stylist

Posted by John Mcloughlin on Thursday, October 13, 2011,
Having the skills to cut hair, are only part of the art of creating a great hairstyle, here some of the hidden skills that will help you become a top hairstylist are listed below. 

 One of the skills that I was encouraged to develop was “Seeing the haircut”. This was fun when I was a junior and mainly washing hair and sweeping up, and of course making the tea’s for clients and staff.

 As a client would come in for their appointment, I would study their hair, taking notice of how thick the...

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John Mcloughlin Education : N. V. Q. Level III, Assessor Awards D32 & D33, Certificate in Education, BA in Professional & Vocational Education

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