thinning scissors

Thinning scissors are widely used on Asian hair around the world. As seen above they can vary on how much hair (weight) is taken out, depending on the spaces on the blade. One side has the teeth at varying widths while the other is a normal blade. The result of these scissors would look similar to this with varying widths:

thinned hair

Personally I don't like to use thinning scissors for a few different reasons:

1. It gives such a uniformal look (above) that it becomes TOO thinned out.

2. You have no control over how much hair is taken out (unlike using razors or scissors) therefore in areas that are already thin, it becomes flat and flyaway.

3. Hair becomes too lifeless as too much of the body is taken away not leaving enough fullness and lift in the hair.

4. Although I do think they are good for use with cutting dog hair : )

Keanu Reeves... an actor with so many looks that I had to do my own little tribute to him. Half Hawaiian Chinese, he tends to make the most of his thick hair, trying out different looks for his different movie roles and always ending up looking fabulous, Good on you Keanu!! We love you!

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Found some absolutely fantastic fantasy styles that I wanted to share with you all. This work shows just how creative hairdressing can be and with this we can all confirm that hairdressing is truly an art.

Here are 3 examples of Animal Hair:

Animal hair 2

Animal hair 1 Animal hair 3

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Simply fantastic show of work. Just wish I could work out who did it?

This is my pick of the week cos I love the sharpness of the fringe in contrast with the messy long hair. It instantly updates long hair, Nice look!

Pic of the week crop

What makes a Bob look hip and cool and what makes it look mumsy?

This one has always been a tough one for me, the number of times a client comes in asking for a Katie Holmes or a Nicole Ritchie and expect to look like them is beyond me. Women want bobs but most don't want to look mumsy,(or like a soccer mum) so what can be done about it?

After alot of thought, I have come to the conclusion that if the client really wants to try it anyway, it really depends on a couple of factors and afew are dependant on whether the clients understands she needs to make some effort:

1. Whether the haircut has been done in a flattering but funky way,i.e., to suit the face shape with good angles, and whether its been cut to give movement throughout the ends.This does not necessarily mean lots of choppy layers either. Helps big time if your hairstylist understands the difference too.

2. Whether the clients facial features can carry it off without making them too old and stuffy, which bobs can tend to do. This is a tricky area but if a client tends to look abit older then the bob WILL look a little mumsier. Make up will help… as seen on Katie Holmes when she debuted her bob with the dark smokey eyes.

3. How the client dresses can affect the way the bob is perceived. If they are running going around in sweats all the time, then yes, the bobs going to look mumsier.

4. And lastly, how it is dried and worn, If the bob is stiff with no movement then that's how it will come across,whereas funkier layers and movement can be accentuated with products or a flat iron.

We've all seen bobs we've liked and ones we don't like ,so I pulled afew examples of ones that I feel would show the differences in what I am trying to say, hopefully this will give you all an idea to see for yourselves.

From the above pictures you can see even without me pointing out, that one of the things missing in the 2nd row is movement, all the hair is stiff (with or without layers), whereas the top row has movement, fun and even with a one length bob, it can look hipper!

Hey but with all that said, its only hair and it grows back if you don't like it, so if you haven't had short hair and want to try it, go ahead.. Eva Longoria did!

Evas bob

You tell me what row you would put her in?

Olympic Hair

Standing out in a crowd!

Olympic hair Olympic Hair 2Olympic hair 3

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I would like to say a big Thank You to the girls in this slideshow, great hair, great poses and great gals!!
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True or False?

By not washing the hair before a color, it helps the pigment to take better?


It does not make any difference to how the color reacts on clean or dirty hair, however, what it does help with is, if the scalp is dirty then this can act as a barrier and help stop your scalp from stinging with the chemicals.

The Asian Mullet

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Asian mullet

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