These weeks are flying by.
Here is what we have learnt this week.
How to do a uniform layered cut
It is done at a 90 degree angle.
Ashley was 4 marks off a C in Maths! Well done Ashley nearly there!
One side of the cut is easier to do than the other.
Its frustrating when you cant do it.
Its hard talking to the public
We know how to work our way up in hairdressing.
All about renting chairs and 50/50
We were inspired by our guest speaker.
Feel more confident about talking to people.
How to plan for an exam.
What different colours look like.
Mamoona has completed 5 units! Well done Mamoona!
We did really well with our questionnaires.
Lisa likes the shaun the sheep happy meal toy,
We cant wait to use our new temporary colours and products.
How to submit an assignment to moodle.
Thursday, 26 February 2015
Today we had a guest speaker to talk to us about what it is like working in the hairdressing industry.
He went to college just like us.
He told us lots of interesting things like, how to be the one to get the job, the options available to us like renting chairs, managing and owning salons.
It turned out he was in the same class as Lisa when they were at college so it was good to see the different career paths they have taken.
Wednesday, 25 February 2015
We went out to a local town today to ask people where they have their hair done and why they choose to go there.
All ready to go, clipboards in hand.
We went with more confidence than we did the last time we spoke to the public which shows how far we have come.
Here we are in action.
Monday, 23 February 2015
After all the preparation it was time for the catwalk show!
First, Sylvia gave a short presentation about the night.
It was really busy.
Then the catwalk started
Some of us had some extra photos done too
What an amazing night and its not over yet! Next the entertainment!
Thank youGeorgia Moore Photography
For the great photos!
Sunday, 22 February 2015
She was a local girl who was brutally murdered just for looking different.
We all got involved, some of us even coming in on our day off just to be a part it all.
We worked really hard preparing the models. From hippys to goths, punks, to vintage we did them all!
All hands on deck.
We all worked really well and showed great teamwork.
Lisa and Mary helped us.
Next the makeup.
It's beginning to come together.
We soon got into character and after a big clean up, we went down to prepare for the catwalk show!
Wednesday, 18 February 2015
After half term we are starting another unit. This one is all about different career opportunities. We will be posting all about the different things we can aspire to be. Which one would you want to be? Its your future..
Many thanks to Rachael from HJi blog.
How to Land a Job as a Top TV Hairdresser
Friday, 13 February 2015
It's been a very busy term with lots of things going on.
Here is some of the things we have learnt his week.
How to communicate with new people.
More about reception duties.
We have 2 assignments to do for half term, thanks Lisa!
We can host a great event. ( blog post to follow)
We can work under pressure.
Kirsty makes a great Goth.
We can do so much more than we thought we could.
The effects of damaged hair.
Even rubbing your hair damages it.
Wilson is wishing he hadn't had a perm now.
We all damage our hair.
We know why it is important to find out what damage a client has to her hair.
Our blog is getting famous!
How to improve our confidence.
We love our blog.
We get on with people in the other group.
About skin testing.
What an incompatibility test is.
Lisa is always there for us.
What a porosity test is testing for.
Ratios. For incompatibility tests.
What a strand test is.
What development time means.
So much good stuff.
Happy half term everyone!
Monday, 9 February 2015
More assessments today for our 005 total look unit.
Today we had Cinderella.
Styled by Ashley and modelled by Molly.
Sunday, 8 February 2015
I found these links today which will be a nice recap of your lessons last week.
We can talk about them in theory.
What causes damaged hair
What causes damaged hair
Friday, 6 February 2015
I found this on the amazing Neal and Wolf blog!Anyone interested? This could be you!
BBC Calling for New Entrants to Hairstylist Talent Show
There is good news for all of us that love hair styling, fashion and reality TV this week, as the BBC have announced that popular show Hair is to return for a second series.
Recording is due to begin shortly and we are likely to see more of the exciting cutting edge hairstyles, talented up and coming stylists and the drama of competition as they are placed against each other in a series of creative challenges.
Last year the eight young hopefuls were tested on the planning, creativity, presentation and execution of their ideas across a range of styles from plaits, braids, beehives, and bowl cuts, to perfectly-polished chignons, gravity-defying mohicans and Hollywood glamour.
The hopefuls were judged over the 6 episodes by royal hairdresser Denise McAdam and celebrity session stylist Alain Pichon, while Steve Jones presented the show in his cheeky and ever cheerful style.
This year is likely to see more of the same. And the great thing about the show is it’s not just for viewers entertainment, but it appears to genuinely give the contestants a stepping stone into their desired profession.
Last year’s winner, 25 year old Marvin Francis used the show to take himself from a self-taught hairstylist working at home to working on fashion shoots for some major magazines. Since the show ended all the finalists have remained in the industry, Katie is opening a salon, while Dominika is growing her hairstyling and make-up work.
If you’re a amateur stylist with a keen sense for style, why not enter this years show? Who knows where it could take you! The BBC are calling for applications from those with a passion for hair.
The rules are pretty simple, if you have no previous formal training or have not completed a NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing then you’re eligible.
To find out more email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also see more information on last year’s show by visiting the Hair website where you can see sketches and photographs showing the journey from concept to completion of contestants ideas, clips from past episodes and meet the contestants and judges.
Neal and Wolf wish you lots of luck.
Wednesday, 4 February 2015
We tried an alternative to to foiling today, SPATULA.
We sectioned, learnt what you can use it for and the spatula technique.
First we used conditioner until we got used to it then we used colour so we could see what the effect was.
We were shown how to mix colour correctly using the scales and had to remember our maths lesson on ratios! 1-1, 1-2 and 1-1.5
We love spatula, it's much quicker than foiling.
Tuesday, 3 February 2015
One of Lisa's old students came in for her hair doing. Lisa was amazed that it was 10 years ago that she first started teaching her.
She is now an experienced hairdresser with her own business!
She told us we were lucky to have Lisa as a tutor and that she learnt loads from her.
We think we are too.
JayLeigh did a fantastic job on her hair.
Monday, 2 February 2015
We were invited to a talk today by Neil Capstick who owns Cloud 9 straighteners and Neal and Wolf hair products.
He is a local man who told us how with determination and hard work you can make things work for you. He really inspired us.
He told us some funny stories then showed us his latest Cloud 9 inventions, then we got to play about with the Neal ans Wolf products to really see what they do.
We liked them, a lot, they do the job, smell good and are very reasonably priced.
We look forward to meeting him again.
Working on more skills today from our skills sheets.
We are working our way through them really well.
We worked on curling with wands and tongs, applying temporary colours, rollers, pincurls,
This week went really quickly, we were kept very busy.
Here is what we learnt.
Doing clients is fun.
We are getting through our assessments,
We like foiling,
How to do a really good blowdry with volume,
We met our models for the Sophie Lancaster event,
We got two more assignments to do,
We are getting quicker at foiling.
We met Neil Capstick,
We found out more about the Neal and Wolf products,
We know why they are called Neal and Wolf,
We felt inspired after talking to him.
If he can do it, we can!
He owns cloud9 too.
Its hard getting to college in the snow.
We know who still has assignments left to do.
We all had a skin test done.