Although hairdressers are at times a counsellor, a friend and a listening ear, you’re also a professional. It’s important for professionals to have all the right tools at their disposal. The items you use to treat, cut and style someone’s hair are very important, and ensuring you have the best toolkit out there is the ideal way to be totally prepared for any type of situation. Because hair is so unique, it’s likely you’ll come across a huge variety of hair types. So what have you got in your hairdresser’s toolkit? What do you need to update or replace? Is there anything that you think should be in a hairdresser’s toolkit that we haven’t mentioned?
The basic tools that each hairdresser should have to start off with include:
When working on a client who has thin or very fine hair, a fine tooth comb is ideal. This allows for hair to be neatly brushed or be teased, depending on the situation. Hot rollers are also best for this hair type if you wish to achieve a relaxed, wavy look. Unfortunately, Velcro rollers will tend to pull and rip this type of hair. If you have a customer who has thin hair, ensure that you have thickening shampoo and conditioner nearby! A good hairdresser always knows products they can recommend for clients with all different hair types.
The best tools for wavy and curly hair start with a diffuser. A diffuser can be attached to a blow dryer and allows you to more quickly dry curly hair. A specialist smoothing shampoo and conditioner is also best used when you wish to style and cut this type of hair, as it allows for the hair to be smooth and clean before you begin trimming. Duckbill clips are also essential when trimming or drying this hair, as you may need to separate the hair into sections before you can begin work.
A curling iron can actually be very essential for thick, curly hair; as it allows for unruly curls to be defined and untangled. It’s also best to wash this type of hair before you begin work as curly hair can tend to be frizzy if not washed properly. When drying this client’s hair, using a diffuser is the best option.
What’s in your hairdresser’s toolkit? We think the most important item in any toolkit is several pairs of high-quality scissors. We recommend that you build your toolkit by investing in scissors that will last you for many years – and you can start by buying them right here.
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