Continuing education is a key component to being an excellent hairstylist and a recent class on Long Island taught how to create a voluminous, layered haircut while keeping the pressure off of the back using a technique based on Tai Chi.
Sexy Hair Business Education Expert Melissa Paldino taught a unique technique, structure in motion, which uses the properties of Tai Chi to create a modern, layered haircut with volume. The legs are placed according to which direction the scissors are moving, either up or down, with the arms moving in a round, Tai Chi motion. The leg weight is shifted taking the pressure off of the back. For example, right-handed people would place the left leg forward, right leg back and the arm motion is directed down.
Melissa, who conducted the free cutting class at CosmoProf Beauty in Lynbrook, demonstrated the “Dolly Rocker” haircut, which is versatile and can be worn to either side or down the middle.
The movement is fluid because we always cut from the head to the hand, that no matter how short on top or how long the hair is in the back, the cut can be completed without over directing the layers through simply going in and incising them. The underneath drops out keeping the length.
Sexy Hair understands the relationship between the client and the hairstylist and is educating the stylist to work smarter, not harder. The cutting technique allows for faster haircutting and more time for showing the client how to blow-dry the hair and explaining which products are best for the style.
This technique, while interesting to watch, appears difficult to master without practice. Although the back is supported during what seems to be a mini workout, if done improperly, there is room for error.
CosmoProf offers education in all areas of the beauty world for licensed professionals, some free, some free with purchase and others have a fee. Matrix C.R.A.F.T. SoColor Experience for $30 will be held on May 21 from 9-12 at the Commack location.
Attendees of educational classes, please be respectful of the educators and arrive at the start of the scheduled class. If you come late, please be courteous to those who have arrived on time and wait until they are done with their questions before you ask the educator to redo the entire class.
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