09 April 2007


Attention clients or future ones: I learned a new haircut today. If I tell you it'll look great on you, RUN, don't walk. Today's class was held at a distributor's facility. Tickets for the $75 hands-on class were limited to 15 students. The instructor, Lonn, was blowdrying his mannequin when we walked in. It looked like there were 4 different haircuts on the same head. Lonn began by giving a step-by-step explanation of the 'theory in motion' technique he'd be teaching. If I could have left then, I would have. He might as well have said, hey, let's do this totally disconnected haircut and call it art. We wet down our mannequins, and went to watch Lonn section the area he was starting with, and make the first cut on his mannequin. We went to our mannequins and did the same. Then we went back to watch, and back to cut. That's how we did the entire haircut. It took 4 hours to complete, but the time did fly. I think I did my haircut better than some of the other stylists. I was pretty nervous going into it because I don't perform well under pressure. The instructor and his assistant were very unassuming, and everyone was pretty much confused. Emily was surprised when she saw the haircut my mannequin was sporting. She liked the bangs. Woo hoo! I think the only thing left to do on the mannequin in the picture was to cut the bangs. They still covered her eyes. Yes, one side is much longer than the other. It's supposed to be that way. Hey, we got a bracelet and a certificate! It was an interesting way to spend the day. Next week we'll be having a color class in our salon. I'll learn something that I can actually put into practice.

6 comments:

abbagirl74 said...

Gosh I wish you were my hairdresser. Could I fly you down to Kansas sometime for a great cut and color? How far away is NYC? I am suppose to go in September. Maybe I could drive to Maryland and get my haircut in a day? Can you tell I am desperate? lol...

I am sure you did a fantastic job today! Why? Cuz' you rock!!

captain corky said...

Most Barbers in Kentucky charge 10 bucks for a hair cut. I don't know how they stay in business. I'm assuming it's a little more expensive in your salon than that.

Esmerelda said...

Anything you do is beautiful...but I don't know that I could rock that whole asymetrical thing...

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

I did that to someone who had an Afro.....cut only one side, that is.

Terroni said...

Maybe the theory in motion looks better if you're in motion. Like on a roller coaster.

Yeah...I'm picturing the mannequin traversing large hills at 120 mph, and she looks great!

ileneroses said...

Did you blow dry it or just leave it like that? It would have been interesting to see it dry and "styled". Good thing you cut my hair BEFORE that class!

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