Working in a salon can involve more than styling hair. You have to be good at curling, blow-drying, and more. Get to know the salon equipment you may encounter once you start your career as a hairstylist.
Tools that Make the Cut
Hairstylists won’t be what they are without their scissors. Short-blade scissors for precision work, long-blade scissors for cutting large sections of hair, thinning scissors to create soft layers, and special shears to add texture. You may need to use more than one set of scissors to achieve a specific hairstyle. Thus, knowing how and when to use the different kinds of scissors is essential for every hairstylist. You may also need to be familiar with the use of various hair clippers, especially for cutting men’s hair. Of course, having professional scissors and tools made explicitly for styling hair is essential for every stylist and salon.
Aside from cutting and styling tools, you also need to familiarise yourself to the use of blow dryers, diffusers, curlers, multi-styling kits, and hood dryers as this equipment can be used in various stages of hairstyling. Working in a salon is a team effort, and working as an apprentice may require you to be familiar with the use of this equipment.
Colour and Highlights
Getting highlights and having your hair coloured seems to have grown in popularity in the recent years. Knowing the procedures and the equipment for highlighting or dyeing hair is also an excellent skill. Understanding the proper care for hair before is also essential for doing the work.
All people start from the bottom when they begin their careers. Knowing how everything works in a salon can be a big help as you strive for success as a stylist.