Change is good!

Hair is extremely emotional. It can take ages to choose and refine a hairstyle that suits your face shape, taste and wardrobe, and the mere thought of altering it may cause you to break out in hives. But there are many reasons to consider reevaluation your ‘do on a fairly regular basis. You CAN outgrow a once-perfect hairstyle. The “perfect” style that you nailed five years ago might not be as “perfect” now if your wardrobe, body or face has shifted. If you’re in college and have been sporting the same style since you were 16, you may look like you haven’t matured. If you’re in your fifties and have been sporting the same style since you were 40, your cut may age you. When people see the same coif without any tweaks, they may focus on how other aspects of you appearance have changed in comparison to your unchanged hairstyle.

Change can be for the better. If you don’t tinker with your hairstyle every so often, you’ll never know if an even better style is possible!  There’s a huge difference between “refining” and “changing.” Subtle change can be incredibly effective at keeping your look fresh. Add some layers, get a few highlights or lowlights, explore new updos, get some barrettes or headbands into rotation, add bangs, grow out your bangs, try a new product, add or change color, straighten or curl your locks a few times a week. It doesn’t have to be a complete overhaul, just a well-considered tweak.

Regularly re-examining your style is a valuable practice. Many of us evaluate our wardrobes and purge out the unnecessary items every SEASON. Forcing yourself to take a long, hard look at your hairstyle about once per year can be just as refreshing. When you stop seeing yourself, you run the risk of stifling your own style. Look often and look honestly at your gorgeous self, and make sure you’re doing your utmost to highlight your best features.

Hair is extremely emotional but — for the vast majority of us — it grows back. You get a tattoo, you’ve changed your appearance for life. You get a haircut, you’ve changed your appearance for about a month. Of course, it can feel like eons if you’re growing out a bad cut and you certainly have to deal with a less-than-perfect look and irritating workarounds in the meantime. But ceasing to explore your hairstyle options for fear of failure may mean you stick with one safe-feeling style your whole life long and never discover the better, easier, more flattering options that may be just a snip away. Re-evaluating and changing up your hairstyle is a relatively low-risk way to push your own boundaries and keep yourself looking fresh.

Joseph Kellner Salon – Orlando, Florida 32819


Consumer Hairdressing Terminology!

Talking to your client is very important, any mis-communication can translate to a very bad cut and haircolor. Here are definitions to avoid a hair style malfunction next time!

Texturize: In cutting terms, this means giving a blunt or pure form shape, so there are different lengths and movement.

Graduation: A build up of weight, 45 degrees from the head shape. This technique can be done in different ways like around face (face framing), at the nape (stacked/angled bob), or side swept bangs. When this technique is utilized, it gives movement and structure to your cut.

Jooge: In the fashion world, this means detailing — rubbing the hair between my fingers for texture, or at the roots for a extra lift.

Fringe: Bangs

Point Cut: When the scissors are used to cut hair vertically instead of horizontally. This will give you a “piecey” look.

Edgy: Trendy, non-conventional, or extreme. Shapes may include choppy.

Gisele Waves: Gisele Bundchen’s waves. Stylists refer to Gisele when we mean loose, tousled waves. It’s more about the movement instead of volume.

Dusting: Cutting the most minimal amount of hair, otherwise known as the slightest trim for those who are nervous to get a haircut.

Upsweep: Loosely gathering hair on the top of the head. This look is ideal for the gym, summer weather, or for protecting hair from rainy weather.

Faux Hawk: An edgy look; a messier version of a mohawk.

Chemical Cut: Hair so over-processed that it breaks and looks as though it has been cut.

 Busted: Hair that’s overworked, over-processed, and damaged.

Blunt: A haircut that is all one length – can be short or long.

Razored: A sharp, edgy haircut created with a razor, instead of scissors.

Bed Head: Often worn down, this style is a sexy look that makes it look like you effortlessly just arrived to the party and didn’t have time to style your hair. A very appealing and natural hairdo.