How Beauty School Students Can Succeed As a Hairdresser

Students who are thinking about having a career as a hairdresser are usually quite anxious to skim over the preliminaries and get to the creative part of their course, but in this career it is essential to know the basics. It is not easy to fix major hairdressing mistakes. The basics include learning about shape, texture and balance. Once the student has a good understanding of the fundamentals of cutting and styling hair, they can begin to get creative.

Basic Techniques

New hairstylists must learn how to ask the client what they want and use their sense of judgment to make good hairstyle suggestions. Many hairdressers fail to learn basic techniques that are essential for success. New hairdressers need to learn how to use common hairdressing tools such as straighteners, curling irons and blow dryers.

How to Succeed as a Hairdresser

Hair design students need to develop good study habits as well as patience and endurance because there is little room for mistakes when it comes to hairdressing. Students should also learn how to watch for new hairstyle trends and learn how to do the latest cuts and styles. The fashion world has a great impact on current trends. For example, when the mini skirt hit runways Vidal Sassoon created a hairstyle to complement the look. Depending on how old you are, you may remember the infamous model “Twiggy.”

Basic Skills Required for one to Become a Hairdresser

A successful beauty school student must have the ability to analyze. Clients expect hairdressers to offer expert advice and in some cases ask the stylist to decide which look is right for them. The basics include knowing which hairstyles compliment different face shapes. Not all hairstyles flatter people with a round, square or heart shape face so it is important for hairdressers to be able to recognize the shape of a client’s face so they can make the best style choices.

Future hairdressers need to pay attention in beauty school when being taught how to color hair. Many women want highlights, lowlights or a complete coloring so students must need to know how to blend colors properly to get the perfect shade.

Students need to know the difference between cool colors and warm colors as well as cool and warm skin tones.

This helps them to select shades that look natural on their clients.

Why Hairdressers Need to Master the Basics

If a student makes a mistake when styling a person’s hair it can be undone, but if they mess up a cut or coloring it may be impossible to fix the error. This is why it is essential for beauty school students to master the basics before they begin working in a hair salon. A new hairdresser that makes too many mistakes may get a bad reputation and have trouble keeping a steady stream of clients. It is therefore very important to pay close attention to your instructor while in a Beauty College.

Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

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