Due to the hair and beauty industry becoming an increasingly popular career choice for many, it’s never been more important to do what you can to stand out from the crowd. Competition for jobs in hairdressing can be fierce due to the outstanding level of hairdressing talent found throughout the world. Whether you’re looking to open your own salon or find a hairdressing job aboard a luxury cruise liner, there are many things every hairdresser can do and services that are available to help you find and secure that dream job.
1. Keep learning.
It’s crucial that you continue to learn new skills not only in preparation of future opportunities but to continue doing your current job to the best of your ability. Styles and the industry change often and its important that you remain up to speed with the latest looks and techniques. Asking colleagues can provide experience based knowledge on everything from effective techniques to customer service.
2. Invest in yourself.
Many stylists choose to attend privately run courses. Courses on a range of hairdressing topics take place at locations across the country held by some of the countries finest hairdressing bodies including L’Oreal, Schwarzkopf and many more. These offer an excellent opportunity to stay in tune with latest trends. (more…)
When giving a haircut, one of the most important tools are your hair scissors. If you have an excellent set of haircutting scissors, it will make your job that much simpler. With proper care, your haircutting shears can last you a liftetime. Without proper care, however, you may encounter a few issues such as -
* hair catching or pulling while you are cutting
* the hair sliding or moving towards the tips of your scissor blades rather than cutting
* hair being pinched or bent when you close the blades
* the shears feeling rough when you are cutting
You can deal with each of these issues with a excellent washing. When you are using your scissers, little pieces of hair and substances can get around the screw and clog the pivot joint.
Cleaning Your Scissors
To clean them, wipe your hair scissors blades with a soft, dry cloth. Put a drop of oil between the blades and behind the set screw. Open and close your scissors several times to work the oil into the joint. The oil and the moving blades dislodge the hair bits that were stuck in the joint. Wipe the scissor blades with a soft dry cloth to clean off the hair and oil. Once you clean this area, the blades should be able to move freely, making it unnecessary for you to adjust your scissors. The oil and the proceeding blades disengage the hair parts that were trapped in the blades. Once you clean this area, the blades should be able to shift easily, making it unnecessary for you to modify your scissers.
If your hair shears still experience difficult after washing them, you may have broken your shears and may need to substitute them.
After washing your haircutting scissers, analyze them to see if they still need changing. If they proceed producing issues where the hair is taking, grabbing, or going, you will need to modify the pressure.
Adjusting Your Scissors
Should you discover that there is not enough tension and you need to modify them, carry your haircutting scissers firmly in a shut positon, and press them down strongly on a hard external surfaces. use a penny, a screwdreiver, or the modification device (that came with your scissors) to convert the twist clockwise just a little bit (equal to 3 – 4 moments on a time face). You want to do this very accurately so you never harm the swivel angle.
If you have the other issue where the pressure is too minimal, adhere to the same actions, except turn the twist ever so a little bit in a counterclockwise route.
Once your haircutting scissers are altered to the appropriate tension and you are sitll having issues, you may need to get them sharpened. Be sure to get them sharpened by a professional, someone who knows what s/he is doing.
With proper care, your haircutting scissers should last you a life-time.
-Sophie Li Wen