Student Newsletter October 2017 Edition
STEP UP YOUR GAME!
To prepare you for what is ahead, we reached out to the experts such as salon owners and our very own Farouk Systems Creative Artist Team Members so we can give you the heads up on some key points. We asked them what concerns they have seen with new stylist fresh out of Cosmetology School. To our surprise, their feedback and comments came from many of our conversations stating that new stylists are lacking in multiple technical skills. What does this mean? Well, multiple technical skills can often make or break those wanting to retain their clients. This includes skills such as a simple blow dry, curling, setting, shampooing, and even the correct use of styling products. So, what we want to share with you is having great tools and products does not always maintain your success if you don’t use them correctly.
Right now, you are probably thinking “What does this have to do with retaining my clientele? How do they know if I am using
the correct product?” These are great questions and concerns but we need to address them so, we can help you be prepared and successful. To help, we took this to the Pro’s to see and hear what is happening in their salons so they can help you step up your game!
MEET THE PROS
Farouk Systems Platform Artist
International educator and platform artist for Farouk Systems, Bradley Tuggle was introduced to the professional beauty profession at a very young age by his grandmother who owned a salon. Deeply inspired, Bradley perfected his talents at the Sassoon Academy before opening BOHO Salon in North Carolina. A firm believer
in education, Bradley is also a North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Arts Licensed Teacher and Instructor. His creativity and vision have earned him editorial pages in
major beauty publications. As one of the youngest main stage artists at industry shows and events, Bradley is a platform veteran with a rock and roll vibe
Maggie O’ Donald
Farouk Systems Upcoming Artist
Maggie Karcher is a new and upcoming artist with Farouk Systems. As a salon owner and international artist, she incorporates the latest trends into her styling techniques. Maggie’s fresh perspective allows her to take concepts that are straight off the runway and transform everyday client’s looks. Her skills as a colorist and cutting artist defy the norm and inspire others in the industry to strive for excellence.
Proper blow-drying techniques have the ability to completely change the manageability of the hair. Dry, frizzy hair can become smooth and shiny; and limp, fine hair can become full and voluptuous with just simply using the correct techniques for the outcome you wish to achieve.
My favorite blow-drying technique would definitely be using a round brush. If done properly, you can maintain volume and achieve smoothness without ever having to touch a hot tool. Not to mention, you can also sell round brushes and product by teaching your
client to do it themselves at home.
- Starting with a natural level 7
- I pre-lightened with CHI Blondest Blonde + 20vol in 2 different settings to achieve an all over level 10
- Base - CHI Chromoshines: Vibrant Violet and Hot Fuschia
- Mid-lengths: CHI Chromoshines: Pure Pink, Pastel Pink, Bright Yellow
I applied the base color all over about 2" from the scalp. Through the mid-lengths I used diagonal sections blending in the other colors. I created additional colors throughout the mid-lengths by not cleaning my gloves aft er every section; i.e. pink and yellow make orange. Just be careful to not mix complimentary colors, you don't want to accidentally make brown!
THE ON-LINE PORTFOLIO
4 TOP TIPS for SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS
- Be strategic in your posts (don’t post just to be posting something)
- Don’t post personal emotions or opinions (not everyone likes what you do)
- Post clean imaging with proper lighting
- BE OUTSTANDING and different – but always stay professional
"This is post is an action shot taken by a professional photographer and full description of Rose Hip Shine Spray and why and how I use it. It received 24 comments and had nice engagement and well over 1500 likes"
STUDENT ARTIST SHOWCASE
According to Dr. Shami, “These bright and talented students are the future of the Beauty industry”. Great job ladies we were so honored to work with you and keep reaching for the stars.