Making a Difference in the Gulf
To help clean up the Gulf oil spill, Paul Mitchell Schools have partnered with Matter of Trust (www.matteroftrust.org). The California-based organization collects hair clippings and turns them into hair mats and hair booms that can surround and soak up oil.
Noting that there are more than 370,000 hair salons in the U.S. that throw away about 1 pound of hair a day, Matter of Trust suggests that it could be collected and made into hair mats instead — and Paul Mitchell Schools agree.
Paul Mitchell Future Professionals and staff members have joined thousands of volunteers in signing up to host or make booms at “Stocking Stuffers” and “Boom BQ” barbecue parties. The Academy at Austin — A Paul Mitchell Partner School in Texas and many other Paul Mitchell Schools are holding cut-a-thons and serving as drop-off centers to collect hair for the cause. Other schools, including Paul Mitchell The School — Provo, have been collecting and sending hair to Matter of Trust for the past several years.
At Vanguard College of Cosmetology — A Paul Mitchell Partner School in Slidell, Louisiana, the oil spill has literally hit home. The school sits a quarter mile from Lake Pontchartrain, where oil from the spill has begun seeping in. The school has hosted two Boom BQs, constructed more than 500 hair booms, and collected seven palettes of hair. Service Desk Coordinator Jes Latin volunteered her home as a collection and production site, but the school’s efforts outgrew the space and moved their operation to a warehouse owned by Paul Mitchell Distributor Vanguard Salon Systems.
“We are so proud that whenever something like this happens, our entire organization just jumps right in,” says Paul Mitchell Chairman and CEO John Paul DeJoria.
If you would like to be part of the effort to help clean up the Gulf oil spill, please contact your local Paul Mitchell School to find out how they’re involved. You can also contribute directly to Matter of Trust by visiting www.matteroftrust.org.
Ever wonder what it takes to get hired at a top salon?
What They’re Looking For: The top Salons receive hundreds of applications a week, but they only interview and hire a few of those individuals because they are looking for people who can handle the responsibilities of a real career. They look for talented, motivated individuals who love interacting with people and possess a desire to change lives.
- The candidate should look like a professional hairdresser: fashionable, not trendy.
- Do some homework about the Salon. A good place to start would be a look at their Web site or visit one of the salons as a client before interviewing.
- You should want to work on a team; “stars” need not apply. Everyone’s job is important and everyone shares the credit.
- Don’t worry about how much you know, they will teach you their systems, but you must have a willingness to learn.
- You can’t get to the top without starting at the bottom.
- Don’t tell us you’re a hard worker, show us by not being afraid of long hours, dirty jobs, or challenges.
- Be enthusiastic. Come early, wear a smile, tell us about yourself and why you would be a good fit.
- If you’re looking for something short-term, don’t waste your time or theirs. They want someone who is willing to commit for the long term (5 or more years)
Another thing to consider is your tools. It is likely that you received a pair of hair styling shears from your beauty school, but they are not meant to last any longer than the few months you are in cosmetology school receiving your training. Once you graduate, it is very important to purchase your first pair of hair cutting scissors, and any other tools you may need (hair-dryer, irons, etc.) before you apply to a Top Salon. Investing in a high quality pair of Styling Shears is a necessary investment that all hairdressers face. Choosing cheap, inferior tools can reflect on what type of hair stylist you are. Salon owners will look at your tools and see how you take care of them. Don’t get caught with your tools out of order….
Put pixie cuts and bobs on hold—long hair is the style du jour
By Emily Hebert
Short hair will always be chic but long, below-the-shoulder locks are making a comeback. Just look at Ashley Greene’s do for evidence: While last year the Eclipse star opted for a short bob, this summer she’s flaunting superlong tresses.
Greene chopped her strands for practical reasons—shorter hair was easier to pin under the wig she donned while shooting Eclipse—but her current length is worn out of preference: After filming for Eclipse wrapped, Louise Moon of Sally Hershberger LA outfitted Greene with hair extensions.
Since then, the actress has continued to embrace cascading locks—and as far as hairstylist Ted Gibson is concerned, the longer her hair, the better. “She’s sexy, young, and the new It Girl in Hollywood—long hair best accentuates her beauty,” says Gibson, who has been working with Greene since January.
Another of Gibson’s clients, the formerly bobbed Anne Hathaway, also has a noticeably longer style. “Annie’s growing her hair out and so are Zoe Saldana, Victoria Beckham, and Emma Watson,” says Gibson. “I was a fan of shorter hair, but long hair is definitely coming back.”
If you’re enraptured with the Rapunzel look, Gibson says a layered cut is the key to keeping hair from falling flat (and dragging your face down with it). “Long layers through the interior and shorter layers around the front add movement to longer hair,” says the mane master, adding that middle-of-the-back tresses are totally doable, no matter what your age.
Article Source: Elle.com
Harry Josh from the John Frieda Salon recently stopped by “Good Morning America” to give out advice on how to maintain our hairdos during the dog days of summer. Josh said, “It’s all about ease in the summer. People suffer with trying to fight with texture. You have a lot of curly people trying to wear their hair straight and a lot of people with straight hair trying to wear it very curly. But hairstyles aren’t about that. It’s about finding something that’s within your texture, because that’s what is going to hold best.”
Check out Josh’s two textural tress transformations: one for Sharon, a mother of three and another for Talia, who needed a major makeover to prepare for college.
Original Article: Huffington Post