This blog will help you find the hair cutting techniques used by good hairdressers to create that Hollywood look for their clients. Hair cutting is easy if you know how.

Hair Stylist Market
Hair cutting is a very useful talent, makes a interesting career and is a relatively straight forward profession to get established in. There will always be the need for hairstylists and of course all people requires a hair cut and hairstyling. Most people have a haircut about every 6 weeks so there is a huge market of repeat customers. Hairdressing is a relatively straight forward career to find a job or start your own business . There are no complex regulations or training requirements to comply with when commencing a business. You don’t need a lot of money to buy equipment or inventory. And it is easy to rent a small shop and have a basic fit-out including hot water for minimal financial outlay. It is easy to attract in walk-by traffic without outlaying money on marketing. You may have to start with lower than average market pricing to initially attract clients but once you are established for a period of time you can slowly increase your prices to those similar to the competition in your area. If you are good at hair cutting and employ some basic customer service skills your clients will be loyal clients. Many people visit the same shopping complex every week so they like to go to the same hair stylist.

What you will need
The basic kit for hair cutting is a pair of hairdressing scissors, clippers (for men’s cuts), a comb & hair brush, a spray bottle with water, hair clips & clamps, a mirror and a hair dryer.

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Hair consultation
Before starting any hair cutting or styling a hairdresser will consult with the subject as to what their desired outcome is to be. The stylist will ask some questions about what hair length, style and color is desired and for what purpose such as a wedding or other special occasion. Some customers may want to dramatically change their hair style from very long hair to very short hair or from brown hair to blonde hair. A good hairdresser will recommend to a client to gradually change their hairstyle or hair color so that it is not such a personal change to themselves and others. For example, a girl with long hair who wants to cut it and have a short cut would be advised to have severa hair cuts to gradually reduce the length of her hair.

Wash the Hair
The first activity is to wash the hair with a good quality shampoo. Wash the hair twice and apply conditioner once . Make sure the water temperature is warm – not too hot and not freezing cold. Towel dry the hair leaving it damp so it can be cut easily.

Comb the Hair
Comb the hair straight and remove any tangles. This can take a few minutes for a girl with very long hair and a few seconds for a man with short hair.

Cutting Hair in Layers
One of the most difficult hair cutting techniques for beginning hairstylists is how to cut hair in layers. Cutting hair in layers is a very useful technique because it transforms dull, flat and lifeless hair into a stylish hair cut that looks good for men and women. All types of hair, long, short, wavy or curly can be layered to give the customer a stylish appearance . When cutting hair in layers the outer layers are shorter than the inner layers giving the customer a modern appearance. Layering hair is suitable for a customer of any age or face shape.

Blow Dry the Hair
Use a hair brush and blow dry the hair to remove excess water from the hair and finish the hair style. Dry the ends by either rotating the ends inwards, for a classy layered appearance, or rotate the hair outwards for a contemporary style.

Coloring Hair
There are many ways to color hair but the basic technique is the same. Always color hair after the hair cut so there is less hair to color . Dry off the client’s hair with a blow dryer. Mix just enough coloring solution to do the job by combining the contents of the coloring and setting chemicals in a small plastic bowl. Brush or comb the coloring formula through the client’s hair and let it stand for a period of time depending on the instructions of the particular coloring compound used. This can be up to half an hour for some coloring agents and depends on the desired final color. Then wash off the coloring solution and shampoo the hair.

How to learn hair cutting techniques
The best way to learn hair cutting techniques is to purchase a training course that includes pictures and videos of a hairdresser cutting hair. The course will need to demonstrate how to cut short hair, long hair, men’s hair and cover coloring, highlights, layering, blow drying and all the other extra activities of hair styling. As not all hairstylists make good teachers, please ensure the course you purchase is designed by a professional hairstylist, with many years experience, specializing in teaching learner hairstylists. Check out this link for more information on hair cutting techniques