How to Become a Professional Hair Stylist

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The work of a professional aesthetician like a hair stylist or bridal makeup artist is a gregarious one. This is because the career path is filled with fun days and flexible schedule hours. Being a hair stylist is quite gratifying as it turns clients to extraordinary. In fact, a stylist can transform a client into a confident and gorgeous person. Thus, when a career is quite lucrative and gratifying, you should consider taking these steps.

Find a Top Beauty School

Before you find the right beauty institute that teaches hair styling, you should graduate from school. This is because a high school diploma is quite important. Look for a vocational college or a cosmetology school. You should research some options and then choose one that has great teachers. Good trainers will add value to the student.

Complete Hair Styling Course

hair stylistIf your aim is to open a salon business in the future, you should consider getting a license in hair cutting. Moreover, clients prefer certified hair stylists. First, you need to complete your hair styling course and the minimum hours of experience. Ensure your license is updated. You may also need to advance your education. In this way, you can keep your knowledge up to date. Remember that trends change each year. It is necessary to be aware of the latest techniques and styles in hair cutting. Renewing your license is the right way to getting information.

Find the Right Job

Remember that getting a dream job starts with writing a cover letter and a resume. The main documents you will need include experience, education, interests, and training. They are vital when it comes to applying for a job. It is vital to ensure all your documents are available and checked thoroughly.

After writing your cover letter and resume, give someone to proofread it. Find a person with great grammar and spelling skills. Once documents are ready to be submitted, you can tailor the resume to the specific position applied. You do not have to revamp the document thoroughly. Instead, make a few changes to match the job post.

Build Up a Portfolio

haircutYou should note that a hair stylist is mainly an artist. Thus, there is a need to show off your skills and the beauty they offer. The right way to do so is by building a portfolio. It displays creativity, ingenuity, and strength to new and potential employers and patrons.

Feathered Permanent Eyebrow Technique

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You need to know the difference between 6D, 3D, solid, feathered, hair stroke permanent, and powered eyebrows. The names are all various techniques that are used by the makeup artists in describing the application of pigments to shape eyebrows using manual blade or machine.

Eyebrow techniques

Powered or solid vs. feathering eyebrow technique

The powered or solid ttg23ed6y7edu28i29o202echnique is a standard of applying the pigment to your eyebrows. The pigment completely fills in your brows. Makeup artists use a machine, which can be a rotary pen, traditional coil tattoo, and a sharp needle on end to move it up and down. Also, piercing the skin and even applying your pigment of choice dermal layer of the skin can be helpful.  This method uses a solid color to shade or fill in the brow. In this way, it defines the shape and thickness of your brows.

On the other hand, feathered eyebrows or feathering technique uses the same machines. It can be defined as; an application of dye into the dermal layer of your skin as the above method. In this case, an artist creates fine hair strokes step by step. This gives your appearance of natural feathered hair stroked brows.

Having feathered eyebrows

This method has been around for several years, particularly in Asia. The method has been widely accepted in America. Makeup artists are now learning these techniques from their Asian colleagues. This technique can be done using a hand-held blade. It is known as microblading.

In this case, the artist dips the blade in chosen color and the proceeds to make cuts into the skin. In this way, you can create hair strokes that look realistic and natural. This procedure can be used for people that have thinning brows, no eyebrows at all, or scarce eyebrows. A makeup artist can create feathered eyebrows from scratch and make them look natural.

Microblading technique

As noted abotg23wedy72edu82i9o202ve, permanent makeup is simply the application of pigment into skin’s top dermal layer. This technique creates, hair stroked, natural looking eyebrows. This method utilizes a machine. Usually, a hand held pen, which uses blade for realistic hair stroked eyebrows. This technique utilizes same procedures and process just like other application methods. You ought to have a consultation with a qualified artist. This is necessary to ensure there is a color match and you are satisfied with shape of eyebrows before you begin the procedure. In most cases, the treatment takes less than 30 minutes to complete.