Whenever buying a quality shear you ALWAYS want to make sure that they have the following features:
All Shark Fin shears have hand-honed, convex edges. Shark Fin shears are made from the highest quality 440-A, VG10 & ATS-314 Japanese Hitachi steel. The handles are made separately from the blades and then are hand-welded together, giving our shears excellent balance and "tuneability."
With lower quality shears, they are cast in one piece. This makes them more brittle as well as harder to balance and "tune." Our professional shear line is approximately 90% handmade. Unlike a cast shear... if it is dropped and bent, because of our 2 piece construction our shears can be realigned without the risk of breaking as can happen with a lower quality "cast" shear.
This process is more labor and cost intensive, but it gives you a much higher quality, longer lasting, better cutting product for years of great styling.
Email us for more information on high quality forged shears.
Hair cutting and styling education will help you to master your style. Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds success. Do you have the tools you need to succeed?
Recognized for his passion and ability to inspire, James LeBosquet is one of the most dynamic and skilled hairdressers of his generation. With over 20 years of experience James has established a reputation as a master educator. His career began in Essex England at the age of 16 as an apprentice to Max Menditta of Max Headroom where he learned the fundamentals of hairdressing.
In 1994 James moved to the USA where he worked at a top salon in New Jersey. In 1996 James became an ambassador for the world-renowned TONI&GUY/TIGI. James discovered he loves to teach others how to master their own unique style. James’ teaching style is interactive and tailored to the abilities of each hairdresser. Reach new levels of creativity, confidence and skill that help you master advanced techniques. Unlock the full potential of your hairdressing talents. Study with James and propel your career forward.
Never stop training your style.
Traveling the world to get professional training is simply too expensive for most hairdressers. James designed his hairdressing education to give hairdressers a practical way to get the professional training they need. It’s now possible to get a world-class education at a price you can afford.”
James will be teaching in Seattle, WA and Livermore, CA in March of 2018.
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What hairdressers have to say about James
A color remover that utilizes water to help gently clear away any existing direct dyes in the hair. Now you can remove unwanted direct dye hair-color quickly and evenly without damage, NO DEVELOPER REQUIRED! Easy-to-use formula only removes artificial pigment and will not lighten natural hair color.
Two new additions have been added to the to the URBAN SHOCK creative color roster, URBAN SHOCK Direct Dye Remover and a new URBAN SHOCK Brights shade, Lemon–Meringue!
URBAN SHOCK Direct Dye Remover is a game-changing color remover that utilizes water to help gently clear away any existing direct dyes in the hair quickly and evenly without damage, NO DEVELOPER REQUIRED! This easy-to-use, gluten and fragrance-free formula only removes artificial pigment and will not lighten natural hair color. Formula is also fortified with avocado oil and Scruples Protective Barrier Complex (PBX®) to help protect against breakage and keep hair healthy.
With URBAN SHOCK Brights, stylists can deliver the brightest statement-making shades with no developer required. These long-lasting, highly concentrated colors last up to 25 shampoos* and are 100% PPD, gluten, ammonia, paba and peroxide-free. Intermixable shades and a clear allows for unlimited palette potential, encouraging self-expression.
Visit youtube.com/scrupleshaircare (or see below) and join Scruples Guest Artist Kristina Cheeseman (@kristinacheeseman), as she shows you how to apply this luminescent color technique and a magnetic melt transformation by utilizing strategic placement, diagonal sections and a layered saturation that follows the shape of the head...for a final look that is dramatic and glowing!
To order or for more information and local classes call 800-446-3987 or email email@example.com
*Results depend on shade(s) used, hair porosity, application and aftercare routine.
Try a thing you haven't done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not.
Try something new, or try something you haven’t done in sometime. Often times we try things once, and form an opinion- good, or bad, it worked, or it didn’t work. As a stylist there are so many variables with clients, products and processes, the suggestion of doing things three times should be the minimum number of times you do something to perfect it, and get a sense of its performance on several different hair types..
I had a stylist tell me once that they didn’t notice a difference when they performed a deep conditioning treatment on a client. When I inquired as to the client’s hair prior to the treatment, the stylist told me that the client was a regular customer and her hair was in great condition to begin with! The stylist decided the treatment didn’t work, based on one client, that wasn’t even a candidate for the service! A deep conditioning treatments performance would be most noticeable on a client with compromised hair quality.
Another stylist told me that she did not care for our most popular curl enhancing product. She said it weighed the hair down and made it smoother, not curlier. Surprised because it was a best seller, I asked her to show me how she used it. She retrieved the product from her cabinet and squeezed a dollop from the tube into the palm of her hand. I noticed that the product she was using to “enhance curl” was a very similarly packaged hand lotion! The moral to the story…practice perfect. If you are trying something new, make sure you follow the process before you start bending the rules.
If you keep on doing what you are doing, you will keep on getting what you’ve got.
Here are a few ideas to challenge you to think outside of your box?
Need help? RWA Serious Beauty, it’s manufacturers and salon consultants are standing by. Call us if you are game to try something new.
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by Lisa Jay
Not enough hours in the day to get it all done? Make sure you're using your time wisely. Follow these ten time management techniques to find extra hours you didn't even know you had.
Time management seems to be an issue in almost everyone's lives as there never seems to be enough time in the day to complete all of the day to day tasks. Whether you are a stay at home parent, a work at home parent or you work outside of the home, I am sure that you could use a few more hours in your day.
Here are several time management tips that will help you to use those few precious hours that you do have wisely;
1. Get organized! I can't stress this enough. This is the first thing that absolutely needs to be done to improve your time management skills. Think about all of the time that is wasted looking for things; looking for papers, phone numbers, supplies.....your desk top
2. Identify your most productive time.
3. Make your "To Do" list the night before.
4. Find more time in the day. Need an extra hour in the day? Get up an hour early and have your first cup of coffee or tea sitting at the computer going through your e-mails, answering your e-mails and posting to forums. I call these my "day wasters".
5. Schedule it and stick with it. Write one thing that you will accomplish on each day of the week on your calendar. For instance, I file every Monday, do my online banking every Wednesday, update my web site on Friday.
6. Avoid the big "day wasters".
7. Household chores and house cleaning.
8. Do double duty.
9. Learn to "Just Say No!" I have run into the problem of people (hubby is my biggest diversion!) assuming that since I am a stay at home mom, I don't do anything all day but read or sit on the couch with my bag of potato chips and watch TV. I am often asked to run errands, watch someone's kids or volunteer. If I have a full week I simply tell them that my week is overbooked as it is and I can not do it.
10. Avoid interruptions.
By following a few of these simple time management suggestions, you should have another hour or two of time in your day to run your business or to just spend it enjoying your family.
Lisa Jay is a freelance writer and the jewelry designer behind Lantana Designwear. You can visit her website at http://www.JewelryMakingHQ.com