The hair and beauty industry is a pretty colourful one. In fact, one of the most important skills you'll need to be successful is a really good understanding of how to apply and remove temporary and semi-permanent hair colour, and how to remove residual products. And these days, when DIY hair products are common and easy to use, you really need to know how to create a final look that's professional, with a real Wow! factor. That's why people come to Kabuki Hair Studio, one of Victoria's best hair salons. Tracey Lauretta reveals the skills and techniques you need to create a fantastic hair colour, right from the roots to the tips. We see how it's done, including how to prepare your client in consultation with the Senior Hairdresser, the importance of time and cleaning, and how to leave your client wanting more. A practical and informative look at modern hair colours. Show Less
Despite being viewed by some salons as old fashioned, cap highlights are a valid method of colouring the hair that can be very effective when carried out properly. The cap gives a good barrier between the scalp and the hair colour, and in some cases it is essential that this barrier be maintained. This programme shows how the cap method can be used in various ways to give different results. Show Less
This film shows a simple but effective method of cutting hair and how to integrate this with clipper cutting. This video is suitable for novice as it shows how to hold the scissors and explain why hairdressers hold them in that way. The interaction between the scissors and the comb is also emphasized. Show Less
Using the clippers with confidence does not come easy. In this video, a number of techniques is shown and it teaches students the steps to take when they do not blend the hair correctly. No matter how good or bad you are at clipper blending, students will learn the different ways to overcome clipper blending obstacles. Show Less
A short video discussing consultation techniques for level 3 hair services.
The cross checking method is invaluable for students who want to create their own hairstyles, as it is a technique that will help them free up their potential. Learning haircuts by numbers can only take students so far on their journey as a top stylist. This method helps unlock the barriers of traditional haircuts, it helps students feel the haircut as it is happening, feel the hair and how it is reacting to the way it is combed or how it moves. Show Less
This video demonstrates a gents facial shaving procedure
This film takes students through a traditional hair cut and shows how to achieve the angles needed to create the graduated hair cut. With this film it will become second nature to develop graduation into cutting hair to give a mass of varied looks. Graduation is used throughout the haircuts students will perform and gives extra shape which will unlock the students' power to put a personal touch in each haircut. Show Less
This film aims to make the world of colouring one that can be understood to enable future colouring with confidence. There are two main areas in colouring, the first is choosing the base shade, and the second is identifying the colour of tone that the client wants. Once students understand this, the choice of choosing which peroxide becomes easier, and with time, students can unleash their creative colouring talents to enhance their haircuts. Show Less
This video demonstrates a layered bob incorporating thinning and texturizing techniques
The long layer hair cut follows a simple structured formula. In this instructional programme, international hairdressing instructor John McLoughlin demonstrates the techniques used to perform this cut correctly. Also covered are the details on how to create a centre section, the use of 'orange segments' on the back quadrants, the need to over-direct through the front and suing the nose as a guide. John also demonstrates why it is important to leave 'weight' in the haircut and also when to increase the layers and where from. This programme is an excellent resource for hairdressing students at all levels of experience. Show Less
This is how modern days techniques first began to use the scissor-over-comb technique. In this video, students start their journey to learn some of the basics of the scissor-over-comb technique.
Using different techniques to apply colour has taken on a new dimension because of foil and now mesh applications. This film shows how to accurately use the foil and mesh methods. It also shows some of the advantages and disadvantages of each of these techniques. Included is an insight into how the spatula and the pen-mesh comb are used. Show Less
A short video demonstrating how to do a cut one length above the shoulders.
One of the most important parts of a complete hair and beauty package is the manicure and pedicure. Beautiful-looking hands and feet really complete someone's look and make them feel great! In this programme we're going to see and hear exactly how it's done. Kara Jeffers runs French Pink - a very successful manicure and pedicure bar. In this programme she explains and demonstrates the key skills that have made her the place to go for beautiful hands and feet. In this programme we also see exactly how to prepare a client for treatment, how to perform a basic manicure service, how to perform a basic pedicure service and look at the vital aftercare advice. If you want to nail those manicure skills, this programme is for you! Show Less
Scissor-over-comb techniques have confused hairdressers for years. This film shows how to use this technique, and combines this with a clipper-over-comb method. There are some good basic hints and tips also shown to help students with this technique and improve their barbering. Show Less
This film looks at important factors to consider when colouring hair. Semi and permanent hair colour applications can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer and it is important to follow the precise instructions given. It is also very important to perform a skin test prior to applying any colour to the hair, to avoid any possible allergic reactions. This film is full of handy tips to help students complete colouring successfully and safely. Show Less
This film shows the shampooing techniques of both the circling petrissage motion and the stroking effleurage motion. It also covers a vent brush, a Denman brush and a round brush and the effects students can achieve with each of these. Finally, the film covers the drying technique, and the movement of the dryer needed to ensure that the heat build up is not too harsh on the hair, and also does not burn the client’s head. Show Less
This video demonstrates a short graduated asymmetrical cut.
Putting texture into a haircut can make the difference between a good haircut and one that will stand out from the crowd. In this film various texturing techniques are shown that will help students to enhance their haircuts, creating modern styles which will live up to the very latest in male fashion. The film is full of good basic hints and tips which will help students with their future barbering. Show Less
This video is all about “texturing” the hair using some of the modern day methods and techniques.
Trimming or cutting beards can be a daunting task, how to move around the face, which tool to use, and how is the best way to use them, plus being in such close proximity to your client. In this video, ways to overcome some of these obstacles that can frighten a new and up and coming stylist are shown. The fear of hearing those words, “can you just trim my beard please” will never bother you again once you have practised these techniques. Once you have practised and become proficient at your newly acquired skill, you can start having fun with it, and create your own looks for the man who wants the latest facial grooming. Show Less
This particular technique is taught as it breaks the hair down into smaller sections, therefore making hair easier to work with. This film takes students through how to divide the hair into these smaller sections, and how to overcome some of the typical problems encountered. Show Less
This film shows why it is important to comb from the root of the hair ensuring the hair is well groomed to allow a neat cut. The film looks at tension, head positioning, section taking and sizes of the sections, balancing and adjusting the haircut.
This film shows students how to perfect the uniform layer cut every time. They will master a proven structured method to cut the hair and will understand how and when to remove bulk' from the haircut. This technique follows a format similar to the long layer hair cut: students will note the head positioning which reduces stress on the customer's back, and gives better results. Show Less