Item description for Haircutting for Dummies by J. Elaine Spear...
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 cuttingCreate short, mid-length, and long stylesChoose and care for your cutting toolsApply advanced haircutting techniquesSeek 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 hairGive the perfect shampooJudge the texture, strength, and health of hairHandle bangs, layers, and sliced hairUse a blow dryer, curling iron, and flat ironPump up the volume and fight the frizziesWin 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
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Studio: For Dummies
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.22" Width: 7.39" Height: 0.77" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Aug 29, 2002
Publisher For Dummies
ISBN 076455428X ISBN13 9780764554285 UPC 785555105591
Availability 11 units. Availability accurate as of Sep 24, 2017 12:00.
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More About J. Elaine Spear
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.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Haircutting for Dummies?
Excellent Apr 23, 2008
I found this book to be the perfect review having been out of the business for sometime now. But it's actually an excellent self learning tool for anyone wanting to know how to cut hair with or without previous experience.
Where's the book for really stupid people?? Oct 27, 2007
There aren't enough pictures and the author writes in hard to understand language. I need a book that's written in easier language with tons more pictures. I would not order this book again.
Excellent Sep 4, 2007
My stepdaughter has been cutting my hair for years, and mostly does a good job. I got this book for her, and the last haircut I got was the best she's ever done. Lots of stuff about cutting women's hair in here, too.
not a good introduction to haircutting Nov 21, 2006
I usually like the Dummies books (although I hate their name) because they explain the most basic information. This book seems to be adapted from a hairstylist's textbook and assumes a lot of background knowledge. The directions keep commenting on my needs as a professional, which I have no desire to become. And there are not nearly enough pictures for a topic so visual a topic as haircutting. I will be shopping for other books that are more geared towards the home haircutter.
a bad haircut and here you are... Oct 5, 2006
What is it about a bad haircut ~ I mean a truly, truly BAD haircut, so bad my husband didn't even recognize me when I walked out of the salon ~ that drives people to "Haircutting for Dummies"? I know I'm not the only one who has been in this DIRE situation. This is a good guide, a little confusing in places, but that confusion might be me, but overall a very helpful guide. If only this book could grow out bad haircuts... at least it can help fix them.