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Ensuring You Get A Straight Cut From Your Scissors

October 1, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

For the hairstylist quality scissors is the basis for a successful haircut and a happy client. If your scissors are not doing the job properly than it does not matter how good of a stylist you are the look will turn out well at all. If your scissors are bending or pushing the hair during the cutting motion this will affect the outcome on the appearance of the cut. These problems are associated with scissors, which do not have enough tension in them. Avoid these problems by using only the highest quality, well-maintained hairdresser scissors available.

Straightening Hair With A Blow Dryer

August 16, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

In a pinch any hair blow dryer and a brush can be used to straighten slightly unruly hair, though this takes a little practice to master and it is not nearly as effective as a hair straightening iron. With your hair wet divide it into many easy to manage areas to work with. Take each section at a time, and put tension on the hair to make it taut while you blow the hair dry from the root to the tip. Dry both the underneath as well as the top this way and once that part is straightened and dry move on to the next section.

How to Braid Hair

May 17, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

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There are many types of braids, most of which you yourself can do at home. We are forever pulling our hair back into a messy bun or a ponytail. Try something new, try braiding. There are outside braids, inside braids, reverse french braiding, I could go on and on. I will tell you how to do a regular braid:

Step 1: Add some gel or mousse to your hair while still damp and then blow dry your hair. You want your hair to be as smooth and flat as possible, try using a straight iron to get all flyaways down.

Step 2: Separate your hair into 3 even sections. Place the left section between your left index finger and thumb, let the middle section hang free and place the right section between your right index finger and thumb. This will start the process of braiding.

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Step 3: 3Grab the middle section with your right middle finger and pull it so it passes behind the right section. Extend your right thumb and index finger so that portion of hair becomes the middle section.

Step 4: Use the left middle finger to pull the middle section behind the left section. Extend or straighten the left index finger and thumb to make the left section become the middle section. Pay close attention to the smoothness and tension of your hair sections.

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Step 5: 5Shift the portion of hair hooked in the right middle finger so it sits between the right index finger and thumb. Repeat the process, then shift the portion of the hair hooked in the left middle finger so it sits between the left index finger and thumb

Step 6: Continue until you achieve the desired length of the hair braid. Make a tighter, more compact braid by pulling the middle section into a horizontal line as you pull it to the right or left. For a loose, or longer looking braid just shift the middle section to the right or left, letting it remain in a straight line.

Step 7: 7Tie off the ends of the hair braid with a covered rubber band.

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Till next time Good Luck,

niki

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