Synopses & Reviews
Want to cut hair but think you don’t have the talent? If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a painter, a sculptor, or a home decorator, you can cut hair. If you love sewing, drawing, or craft projects, you can cut hair. This book is designed to help you discover your inner artist, easily enhancing your loved one’s hairstyles while trimming big bucks off your family budget.
Haircutting For Dummies is for people who want to cut their family and friends' hair, as well as those who are entering the field of cosmetology. Cutting hair at home will allow you to save money, be creative, and do something nice for your loved ones. If you’re looking to become a licensed stylist, this book will show you how to do simple trims and styles while giving your own creativity room to roam. You’ll see how to:
- Prepare men’s and women’s hair for cutting
- Create short, mid-length, and long styles
- Choose and care for your cutting tools
- Apply advanced haircutting techniques
- Seek a career in cutting hair
In this easy-to-follow guide, you’ll find step-by-step instructions for the latest short, medium, and long hairstyles as well as more involved techniques such as notching and texturing. You get plenty of expert advice in using your tools, following lengths and angles, and creating show-stopping styles, as well as proven guidance in how to:
- Cut and style straight, curly, or kinky hair
- Give the perfect shampoo
- Judge the texture, strength, and health of hair
- Handle bangs, layers, and sliced hair
- Use a blow dryer, curling iron, and flat iron
- Pump up the volume and fight the frizzies
- Win your family’s and friends’ haircutting trust
Featuring detailed illustrations and model shots, tips on maintaining your own haircut between salon appointments, and special advice on cutting children’s hair, Haircutting For Dummies will have you achieving salon- or barbershop-quality results on all types of hair!
Features tips for trimming and treating hair
Let the scissors fly and cut hair at home
Do you want to cut and style your familys hair, but dont know where to begin? Relax! This easy-to-follow guide shows you how to get salon- or barbershop-quality results on all types of hair long, short, straight, curly, or kinky. Youll discover how to care for your tools and maintain a haircut while you trim big dollars off your budget.
The Dummies Way
- Explanations in plain English
- "Get in, get out" information
- Icons and other navigational aids
- Tear-out cheat sheet
- Top ten lists
- A dash of humor and fun
Do you want to cut and style your family's hair, but don't know where to begin? This easy-to-follow guide shows you how to get salon-quality results on all types of hair. You'll discover how to care for your tools and maintain a haircut while you trim money off your budget.
About the Author
J. Elaine Spear is a Contributing Editor for the magazines DaySpa, Today's Image, Beauty Store Business, and Salon News. She owned and operated a multimillion-dollar salon and day spa for 15 years.
Table of Contents
Part I: Spreading Your Farrah Fawcett-Like Wings.
Chapter 1: Setting Up Shop: Career Stylists and Kitchen Beauticians.
Chapter 2: Strapping On Your Tool Belt.
Chapter 3: Brushing Up Before You Begin.
Part II: Cutting to the Chase.
Chapter 4: Talking About Texture.
Chapter 5: Tipping the Stylist: You.
Chapter 6: Ending Is Just the Beginning.
Chapter 7: Maintaining Your Professional Cut.
Part III: Getting Snippy.
Chapter 8: Getting Snippy with Women’s Short Styles.
Chapter 9: Getting Snippy with Women’s Mid-length Styles.
Chapter 10: Getting Snippy with Women’s Long Styles.
Chapter 11: Getting Snippy with Men’s Styles.
Chapter 12: Getting Snippy with Children’s Styles.
Part IV: Letting the Scissors Fly with Advanced Haircutting Techniques.
Chapter 13: Getting to the Point: Compact Cutting.
Chapter 14: Cuddling Up to Clippers.
Chapter 15: Pulling the Plug: Disconnected Shapes.
Chapter 16: Becoming a Free Spirit: Shattered Shapes.
Part V: Keeping the Cooties Away.
Chapter 17: Harnessing Hair Health.
Chapter 18: Knowing the Sticky Stuff — and I Don’t Mean Hair Spray.
Chapter 19: Cleaning Up Your Act.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 20: Ten Slices of Advice on Cutting Kids’ Hair.
Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Keep What the Pros Created.
Chapter 22: Ten Possible Career Paths.