Program Name: Cosmetology
Segment Addressed: 3
Course Creator: Tracey Heath (OSTCNE)
Principles of Hair Design by Tracey Heath (Oakland Schools Technology Campus Northeast is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at mdlbeta.oakland.k12.mi.us.
WELCOME TO THE HAIRDRESSING AND THE PRINCIPLES OF HAIR
In this segment, we will put your good eye to use. You are an artist, and all artists have a strong visual eye. Your goal as a stylist is to learn how to design the best hairstyle for your client. This does not only come from looking at your client's hair, but from analyzing your entire client. Every face and body is different, and we need to take a lot into consideration when creating our masterpiece!
Inspiration can come from all places. There are endless shapes, rhythms, colors, patterns and textures. Styles from the past keep resurfacing, and you could reinvent them in your own way, with your own special touch. You may be inspired by movies, magazines, nights out on the town, or the internet. The possibilities are endless! With your imagination and creativity, you can create not only beautiful hairstyles-but also a happy clientele, thus making a very nice life for yourself. You may even find one day that going to "work" is very rewarding, satisfying and exciting!
You will need to develop a visual understanding of face shapes, body types, hair structure, and color to achieve your creation. This, like everything else requires knowledge and practice.
You cannot design hair just by taking risks. You will need a strong understanding of the elements and principles of hair design- this will allow you to create harmony between hairstyles, facial structures and body types. Only then will you be taking calculated risks.