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    Redken 5th Avenue – Afterthoughts

    2012 - 03.09

    The week in NYC was so overwhelming that my intentions of blogging every day were not able to be met.  All in all we did five different hair cuts, all demonstrating techniques that are very important to enuring the best possible service.  When I first came back from the city, I was so overwhelmed with information and made the mistake of trying to implement everything that I learned.  Mistakes happen, and I learned to take it a little bit at a time.  Each day I have tried to focus on one portion of the education I received in the city, and have slowly implemented the different techniques in everything that I do.

    One of the biggest challenges in hair is getting into ruts, we all do it.   We all get into periods where we do the same things over and over, and rarely change what we are doing.  That is until something like the Exchange comes along and whips me into shape.  There are so many opporutinites to change now, so many possibilities.

    If you feel like changing something up, let any one of us know.  We’re slowly learning some new things.

    Redken 5th Ave. Cut & Know Why, The One Length Bob

    2012 - 02.14

    We were all warned this morning about being overwhelmed with
    information, and that was no lie.  There
    was so much that was covered in such a short amount of time, and everything
    that was such a wonderful refresher of some of the basics of cosmetology.

    The basics covered today were the principles of design,
    ranging from shape to lines.  Although
    these are not new concepts, they are concepts that always need refreshing to
    ensure better services.

    The haircut that was covered today was a simple one length
    bob, but it was a totally different take on what I normally do for a one length
    bob.  There are so many nuances about the
    bob that we have to account for, and guest consultation is so important to
    figure out what works best for the guest.

    The hardest part of class today was being open to a new
    concept.  In my practice at the salon, I
    generally don’t section as much as we did in class.  However, I learned that proper sectioning
    (accounting for changes in the head shape and hair movement) is essential for
    completing the proper bob.  After doing
    the bob the same way for almost 5 years, it is interesting to be able to take
    the skills I have learned in today’s class back to the salon.

    I have already decided who I get to practice on, and I can’t
    wait!  I look forward to another day

    New year, new you.

    2012 - 01.11

    There is so much that happens during the holidays.  Holiday parties, food, family, and so much more.  It seems like a month of just non-stop events, and then when the new year hits there is just nothing.  The kids feel it, the parents feel it, all of us feel it.

    Here at the salon, the new year means a little bit of time on our hands to get the salon back together.  To clean up the holiday decorations and get ready for the upcoming year.  This year is filled with so many exciting events, and we hope to keep you informed of upcoming events at the salon.

    That brings us to the burning question, what are you doing for your hair today.  What products are you using in your hair?  What services are you having done at the salon that we can improve? What changes do you want to make to your hair over the next couple of months?  Do you have big events (weddings, senior class photos, prom, etc.) that we should be working towards?

    One of our guests came in yesterday and needed some refreshing with color.  The base color was perfect, but the ends had faded out.  Simply adding a toner to the last 15 minutes of her hair service was so beneficial to the overall color of her hair.

    Another guest asked on facebook what we could do to change her color, and we had a long conversation about the possibilities.  She has had all over color done recently and now she want to change to a reverse hombre style color.  She’s getting ready for some photos and wants to return to her blonde roots.

    These are some wonderful conversations to have, and wonderful services to offer.  It is so important that we keep our guests happy, and we look forward to each and every one of you coming back in the new year.  We want to hear from you, email us at info@alteredimagedurham.com for anything you need.