5 things I learnt about hair styling – Lorna Evans educational training
Ok, so we all know I’m not a hairstylist by any means. It’s not my field of work generally unless perhaps on a photoshoot where I may need to primp, adjust or assist in the models prep. I may also discuss hair options with a client at the time of styling to ensure they will love their whole outfit, head to toe.
However, heading to the BH&B expo, I was determined to push myself, try something new and learn a skill or two that I haven’t tried before so I booked myself into a hair styling course with Lorna Evans …..
So as a non hairdresser here are the 5 things I learnt about hair styling…
Prep is everything!
Ladies and gentlemen when you look on Pinterest, instagram or web hunting for the perfect cut, colour or style you need to consider that what you are dealing with!
The images you watch and see literally take hours to create. They then set it in the most perfect way with the best lighting and on a head of hair that works for the look.
If you want something social media worthy, talk to your hair stylist and get a proper consult.
Don’t underestimate your Hairdresser!
Hairdressers are skilled professionals and know stuff! You heard it here first people! LOL no but seriously, listen to their advice and really consider what they have to say. You will walk away with a couple of lessons.
a) you will love their skills, tell them to go for it and they will be on your speed dial forever
b) feel like your not connecting and need a second opinion. That’s ok. You will learn from this too. You maybe surprised that the advice comes back the same.
c) be honest and ask more questions. If you’re not sure then seek more advice so that you have full confidence in your decisions. Nothing worse than telling the hair stylist you love your new do and then cry in the car on your way home. They would hate to think you did that!
Updo’s take some talent
So giving my lack of hair skills a go on the beautiful blonde hair model (featured below), I learnt that you need to know if you like perfectly smooth finished hair or prefer the relaxed more undone look.
Either way, they take some skill so I highly recommend taking the time to practice and play or going to your favourite hair stylist and chatting to them about how you can create your desired style at home.
The blow dryer is your best friend
Here’s a killer hair hack right here! When creating an updo, products and directional blow drying is essential to give a bubble free finish.
You know when you try to put your hair in a bun or pony and you get all those annoying bubble pieces that you can’t seem to control no matter how many times you run the brush through it?
Well drying the hair the way you want it to go will help to get rid of them. Totally trying this next time!
Your tools are your weapons
Just like everything, what you use to do the job makes the difference between a great job and an ok one.
Having a specifically designed brush, comb or even bobby pin will ensure that you get there finish and results you want for your hair.
There are different types of bristles and brush designs, allowing you to create curls, volume or silky smooth locks. There are even brushes that you should use to brush out your curls to help give you the relaxed beauty vibe.
If you are having trouble with your hair and it’s just out of control, have a chat to a local hairstylist or hair accessory retailer. Tell them what you want to do and they will point you in the right direction.
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