Do you want to cut and style your family's hair, but don't know where to begin? This easy-to-follow guide shows you how to get salon- or barbershop-quality results on all types of hair - long, short, straight, curly, or kinky. You'll discover how to care for your tools and maintain a haircut while you trim big dollars off your budget.
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.
Introduction. Part I: Spreading Your Farrah Fawcett-Like Wings. Chapter 1: Setting Up Shop: Career Stylists and Kitchen Beauticians. Chapter 2: Strapping On Your Tool Belt. Chapter 3: Brushing Up Before You Begin. Part II: Cutting to the Chase. Chapter 4: Talking About Texture. Chapter 5: Tipping the Stylist: You. Chapter 6: Ending Is Just the Beginning. Chapter 7: Maintaining Your Professional Cut. Part III: Getting Snippy. Chapter 8: Getting Snippy with Women's Short Styles. Chapter 9: Getting Snippy with Women's Mid-length Styles. Chapter 10: Getting Snippy with Women's Long Styles. Chapter 11: Getting Snippy with Men's Styles. Chapter 12: Getting Snippy with Children's Styles. Part IV: Letting the Scissors Fly with Advanced Haircutting Techniques. Chapter 13: Getting to the Point: Compact Cutting. Chapter 14: Cuddling Up to Clippers. Chapter 15: Pulling the Plug: Disconnected Shapes. Chapter 16: Becoming a Free Spirit: Shattered Shapes. Part V: Keeping the Cooties Away. Chapter 17: Harnessing Hair Health. Chapter 18: Knowing the Sticky Stuff and I Don't Mean Hair Spray. Chapter 19: Cleaning Up Your Act. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 20: Ten Slices of Advice on Cutting Kids' Hair. Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Keep What the Pros Created. Chapter 22: Ten Possible Career Paths. Index.