Northern California Beauty School Readies Salon Professionals for Future
Style. Flair. Passion. The Northern California region sizzles with forward fashion-thinking. From ultra-chic spas to cutting-edge salons, clients are seeking the latest in hair treatments, facials, body therapies, and nail services. This creative dynamism translates into a hot market for skilled cosmetologists, as almost 70 percent of California salon owners attempting to hire new employees in 2006 said they were unable to find qualified applicants. This means jobs are immediately available for talented salon professionals.
The $60 billion dollar cosmetology business is booming, with endless employment opportunities, from hair stylist, nail technician, makeup artist, salon or spa manager to educator, esthetician, image consultant and more. Salon professionals can average up to $50,000 or more, including tips, with the opportunity to set your own working hours and build satisfying relationships with your clientele.
Attending a top beauty college is a must to enter this field, since all states require cosmetologists to be licensed, as well as complete a designated number of hours and instruction and practice at a licensed cosmetology school. But “A license does not earn a living; an education does,” said James Federico, who founded Federico Beauty Institute in 1946, a third-generation, family-owned and operated career school located in the Sacramento, Calif., valley.
It isn’t enough for today’s beauticians to merely know how to cut hair or polish nails. The cosmetology industry has undergone a transformation, so that professionals need to partner with proven manufacturers such as Pivot Point International, located in 74 countries, and other top hair care, make up and nail products. “It’s about training from the ground up, honing skills and knowing advanced cut and color techniques,” says Adam Federico, a third generation Federico and son of owner Gary. “But mostly, it’s important to understand how to deal with a client and learning how to build rapport,” continues Adam, creative director of the AJF Salon, part of the 60-year-old Federico Beauty Institute (more…)
Finding the Right Salon Supplies
Author: Ed Friesen
In every business, the tools that people use are the foundations that make a business work. Without the tools, no matter how much the man power, a business will never be called a business. For imagine having a restaurant without the tools to cook the food. Imagine a dress shop without the clothes. Imagine a movie house without the screen. What do you think of when you imagine such ironies? Perhaps some images that would cross are “no customers”, “no profits” and “no business”.
With a beauty salon, the salon supplies are its foundation. A beauty salon is probably one of those that would make it to the top list of every person’s business endeavor. This is because it can potentially rake in a lot of profits. It is a fact of life that people want to be pampered every once in a while. This is true not only for women, but for men as well, whether they are straight, metrosexual, bisexual or homesexual.
A beauty salon needs someone who has the skill to manage it, the creativity to run and advertise it and most of all, the right salon supplies to go with it. Salon supplies are the beauty products or equipments that a customer entering a beauty salon would expect to find in the place. We are talking about hair dryers, shears, cutters, nippers, nail files, among other things. Then there are beauty supplies like creams and chemical solutions.
Now what makes ‘the right supply’? Well, that depends on the services you are most inclined to offer.
If your services run more on beauty, comfort and style, then you should have an abundance of beauty products. Beauty products are the ones that cater to customers’ need for style. These include facial beauty products and other salon spa supplies. In order to find the best of these products, you need to find the right beauty supplier that would best identify with the salon’s image. You also need to make sure that the product prices of these suppliers are not too expensive. As a businessman, you need to maximize profits at the lowest possible cost.
If your salon services are more inclined towards hair care and hair styling, then you should have a lot of hair salon equipment. A lot of people, particularly women, view their hair as that singular factor that would make or break or cramp their style. After all, it has long been observed that hair style can shape the face and frame in different ways. Hair equipment can include hair scissors, dryers, clippers and the like. These kinds of supplies are available in a few clicks online. You can even find second hand supplies that would be most friendly to your budget. Just enter the terms “salon equipment” or “salon supplies” or “cheap salon equipment” in the search bar of any search engine like Google.
Tools are very important in every business. It’s not enough to have the tools, but also to find the right ones.
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Hair Shears 101: Taking Care of Your Precious Shears
By Kristy Scott
If you are thinking of putting up a hair salon business, one of the things you have to invest on are high quality hair tools and equipment that will ensure that you give your clients nothing but the best kind of service and treatment.
One of the fundamental hair tools that you should invest on is a pair of good shears because this is the tool that you will be using to give your customers great haircuts. A pair of Shiro Shears is one of your best choices.
Of course, it does not end with buying a pair of nice hair scissors. You also have to know how to take care of your shears so that they will last a long time doing great service to you and the people who come into your salon.
Here are the basic caring techniques that will help you maintain your hair shears properly:
2. Clean your shears every after use. Do not let hair or any hair product sit on it for a long time. Remove any debris using a clean cloth or tissue. Just be sure that the material you use to wipe it will not cause any scratches on the exterior.
3. Store them securely in a container. Keeping your shears in the same container where you store your other hair tools like brushes, other shears, combs, and hair clips may damage the cutting edge of the tool.
It would be best to make use of the shears’ special container to ensure that they are well-protected while not being used. You can also keep them in a holster, case or a pouch. Be sure that you dry out your shears completely before storing. (more…)
Make Dry, Dumpy Hair Come Alive With Trendy Cuts From Hair Thinning Scissors
By Ed Friesen
Are you one of those wishing for the ultimate salon experience? Somebody who has kept her long hippy hair for decades and just dying to finally chop it off in favor of some new and trendy do? Why not release your inhibitions and just make that trip to the salon and having yourself dolled up with an edgier cut done by professionals with hair thinning scissors?
Whether its a shag or layered or fringed this thinning hair shears will do just the trick to give you the look that you want to achieve. Want to try a style that is truly different. Try an emo-style cut with these tips from Brooke Hayles.
Typical Emo haircuts are characterized by asymmetrical lines, bold highlights and jet black hair. Emos don’t move with the herd and their haircuts are simply an extension of this belief. In most cases, Emo haircuts are one of a kind experiments and not the type that you can get at an ordinary salon. In fact, it is perfectly acceptable to create your own Emo style with a pair of scissors, razor and dye.
There are is no set technique to an Emo–cut. It maybe described as more of a personal art-form, an expression of one’s deepest emotions. In other words, any style can pass off as an Emo hairstyle as long as it doesn’t look like one of those “dos” that you might wear to a prom or a club.
Both Emo men and women dye their hair jet black and the bolder the effect, the better. You don’t have to worry about the dye looking unnatural and can even shade the edges with frosted highlights, blue or purple.
However in her article Best Celebrity Hairstyles for Your Face – Part 3 of 6, Periann Rodriguez warns that in order for us to pull of a great, new hairstyle aided by a professional hair scissors, we ought to look into the following queries.
1. What aspect of your hair would you like to enhance? (i.e. texture, volume, wave, length, color) These aspects have an important role in fine-tuning the hair style that best suits you.)
2. How much time do you spend styling your hair every day? If you get a hair style that requires more styling time, will you be able (and willing) to put in the time?
3. Are you good at dealing with your hair, or do you struggle with getting it to do certain things? If you struggle with your hair, you would not want to pick a high maintenance hair, i.e. lots of layering, curls as they will require extra work.
4. Are you more comfortable with long or short styles? Sometimes we see a fantastic celebrity short hair style and desperately want the look. Remember that once you cut the hair off, it will take a long time to grow back. Of course there are hair extensions!
5. How often do you shampoo/condition your hair? Referring to hair extensions above, if you want long, beautiful hair with hair extensions, be aware of the extra time needed to shampoo/condition your hair. And every time you shampoo/condition your hair, you will be re-styling it.
6. Is your hair extremely dry or oily? Very dry hair may not hold up to constant flat ironing, curling irons, etc. If you need these appliances to create your celebrity hair style, be sure to deep-condition your hair regularly to combat the dryness. Extremely oily hair may not hold a curl, and will definitely cause issues with many hair extension methods. Be realistic about what you can do with your hair.
7. Are you experiencing any type of unnatural hair loss? Hair loss can be camouflaged by your hair style. Don’t pick a hair style that will accentuate your hair loss or thinning. Be sure to look into various hair loss treatments. If caught early, many hair loss situations can be reversed or at least halted.
8. Do you have any cowlicks or a natural and persistent part? No matter what hair style you get, you will need to consider these issues. Adapt the hair style you are looking for to accommodate any imperfections in your hair.
9. You have picked a celebrity hair style that you want. Do you know what the styling requirements are to get your hair to look like that every day?
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Are you overwhelmed to see the wide range of hair tools and hair care products for your salon? Do you aim at finding the best hair care products and professional salon hair tools at competitive prices while saving lots of money and efforts? Before you make any purchase for your salon, you must remember the latest trends and requirements in the hair care industry, and choose suitable products accordingly for your salon.
Other than personally going and buying these products from a reputed market, you can now find almost all types of hair tools for your salon online as well. There are various websites that offer a good collection of hair tools and also offer them at best prices with quick and steadfast shipping services. Apart from that, you can view the larger size of the image stored on the website to check these tools as well as the prices offered by their competitors before selecting a specific hair tool.
Let’s find out the essential hair tools required for a salon:
1) Blow Dryer
Though a good hair dryer is a must for any type of hair salon, but you must go for only the best dryer. Remember, the more powerful your dryer is, the better performance you can expect from it. This is because high speed and less drying time minimizes the exposure time and thus saves your hair from damage. For a person having thick hair, it’s highly recommended to use a blow dryer with around 1,875 watts. However, you can use blow dryer with 1,500 watts for people having finer hair.
Blow dryer is one of the most basic tools any hair salon must possess. You must choose a light-weighted hair dryer with an easy grip and heat resistant body. It should be easy to operate and must offer you three types of selections: hot, war, and cold.
2) Ceramic Flat Irons
Ceramic flat irons are used to lend silky elegance to your hair while straightening it. A ceramic flat iron is used to smoothen and straighten curly and hard hair.
3) Curling Irons
Curling irons are used to eliminate Frizz while creating silky and smooth hair. They are used to enhance and revitalize your hair with ion reflections. While selecting curling irons, you must check that it provides maximum heat transfer and allows you to control the temperature.
4) Hair Styling Gel
An effective and high-quality hair styling gel provides utmost control, sheen, and constant hold. You can use this gel in shaping and texturizing your hair; even for the hardest types of hair to enable it hold styles. Go for a hair styling gel that is alcohol-free and light-weighted. It should add strength, volume, and beauty to your hair while providing you with long-lasting hold.
You can get the latest range of hairdressing scissors that are made of high quality Stainless Steel. There are scissors available in the market that have silencer for quiet cutting and adjustable set screw.
Other than the items listed above, there are many hair tools including hair brushes, hair clips, detangling comb, detanglers, Hair stranghtener, Slider Razor, Satin gowns, Colormeche highlights, Cling rollers, hair tools stand, and Professional Diffuser Conical Curlers. Make effective usage of these tools to properly care for your hair.
By Kristy Klien
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Shiro will be at the 8th annual Spectrum International Beauty Expo this Sunday and Monday, March 21-22. Be sure to stop by and check us out!!!!!!! Up to 50% off on select hair shears, hair scissors, hairdressing scissors, hair cutting shears, thinning scissors.
The Spectrum Internantional Beauty Expo is the largest multicultural Beauty Industry Trade Show on the West Coast. It is the model trade show for cosmetologists, barbers, hair stylists, beauty consultants and aestheticists to come together for continuing education, network and professional development. The Expo provides a learning environment and training opportunity for industry professionals by exposing them to experts in the industry. It also provides an opportunity to industry professionals to exchange and share experiences, ideas and products through networking sessions.
You may not be able to visit an expensive salon, but you can take advantage of these styling tips from some top hair stylists.
Create Soft Waves – Blow dry your hair straight. Spray Evian (or other bottled water) on hair with a pressurized spray bottle. Let hair dry naturally.
Quick Wavy Look Tip #1 – Part your hair on the sides and loosely braid the pieces that frame your face. Blow dry these pieces for a few minutes. Let your hair cool down before unbraiding it. Results: Your hair will be straight at the top and wavy on the bottom.
Quick Wavy Look Tip #2 – Part your hair into 1-inch sections. Roll sections up into pin curls and secure with hair clips or bobby pins. Put your shower cap on and jump into the shower. The steam will set your hair as you shower. Remove the cap afterwards. Take the clips out of your hair and shake your now wavy hair out.
Elegant Updo Tip #1 – Tease your hair lightly at the crown before pulling it into a French Twist. This creates more fullness.
Elegant Updo Tip #2 – Add a few drops of shine serum product before twisting hair into place to give your updo a polished look.
Hair Coloring Tip – Keep hair that’s been color-treated healthy by immediately applying a professional deep conditioner after hair has been dyed. This adds moisture and protects your hair from being over processed.
Best Blow Dryer – Invest in a blow dryer that has a nozzle to control air flow and a diffuser for curly styles.
Ionic Hair Products – Use an ionic blow dryer and iron because they lock in moisture. Hair becomes shinier and easier to manage.
Updated Hot Rollers – Battery operated hot rollers are great for curly hair styles and, best of all, they’re portable.
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We need to continue to look at the very basic elements that makes up a successful hairdresser business.
I can recall reading an article about Jack Nicklaus, who for you that don’t know is a golfing legend. Anyway he told the story that every year at the beginning of the year he went to his teaching pro and told him, “show me how to hold the club, address the ball, etc. Do you understand what he’s doing? He’s going over the same fundamental aspects of his sport and achievements, and we should do exactly the same.
Learning is an outstanding tool that will replace some of the exaggerations of how to run a successful hairdresser business that we encounter from our peers in the industry that haven’t ever increased their sales. If we listen to the geniuses in the station next to us we become stale and stagnant and our clients will certainly know it and begin to look elsewhere for the services that we provide. But the real fulfillment comes for us when we keep on learning continually and never think that you or I have actually arrived.
So let’s just touch on a few of the many facets of running a successful hairdresser business: (more…)
Anyone who uses hair shears knows that by the end of the day, you have a lot of hair gathered around the salon. Did you know that hair shears are guilty of contributing 200,000 pounds of hair that goes into the landfill each day? That’s a lot of hair wasting our space. Hair is a naturally growing, rapidly replenishable resource. It could do us some good to find something useful to do with the stuff, besides throw it in the trash. Owners of hair shears should all help to be a little greener.
Here are 9 suggestions:
- Give your Hair to the Birds
Birds will use your hair to make nests. Get in touch with nature in a very special way. Let a bird make a home out of what used to be you.
- Donate Your Hair to Charity
If you have ten inches of hair, you can donate your hair to Locks of Love. The hair is used to make wigs for sick kids.
- Deer Repellent
Deer are repelled by human hair. If you see a deer, shake your hair at it. That might scare it away. However, putting unwashed human hair in bags and hanging those bags on trees is probably a more rational way to repel deer.
- Use it as Compost
Hair is compostable. It makes great fertilizer.
- Keep the Snails Away
Human hair also repels snails. Sprinkle unwashed hair around your garden. It supposedly keeps rodents away as well. Animals hate our hair.
- Make Wigs
There are plenty of wigmakers out there looking for hair donations.
Are your pillows getting old and lumpy? You can refill those pillows with human hair. You can also stuff upholstery with hair.
- Clean Up Oil Waste
An Alabama fellow patented a pillow made from human hair. The device cleans up oil waste. Pretty neat. Another company makes hair mats.
- Clothes and Jewelry
I’d wear a hat made of my own hair, but I’m not wearing a hair shirt. Others have made clothes and accessories out of homo sapien hair. You can too. But you don’t have to.