I started school in November and recently moved onto the clinic floor about 4 weeks ago. I am most concerned/intimidated by cutting, so any suggestions on how to improve technique or cutting systems that gave you an "Aha!" moment would be greatly appreciated.
Hey! I'm also a student, and have been cutting hair on the floor for not that long, and have just recently started feeling more comfortable with it. Honestly, for me it was just time. You just have to go for it. and you will be scared but just cut! the more you cut, the more comfortable you'll get. I'm scared every time but I take all the cutting guests I can, that way each time I cut hair, it gets easier.
:) Good luck!
This is very general advice but I recommend doing your best to visualize the end result every step of the way. I know in some beauty schools they just tell you what to do and how to section and have you do the haircut piece by piece, but always keep in mind the end result and you will get a better understanding of what you're doing.
Thank you! I have a guest coming back for a cut on Tuesday, and I've been looking at the pictures she showed me all weekend while at work, trying to dissect it in my head to give her what she is looking for.
Thank you! Being a master esthetician already, I know how important consultations are, but these are great questions to ask!
What really helped me were the Hairmaven Modern Classic dvds by Russell Mayes. Chris Baran's Fuel for Design is also great.
Thanks so much!