Styling Tools are Important!

Doing a good hair color and hair design and giving the client their own look is hard enough in the salon. But giving a good finish is also important. Hair styling tool are important you have a choice of sleek, curls, waves, fullness for deciding the finished look to the model.  It is very good to invest in the best tools you can possibly have to work with. Sometimes the latest and greatest is not always the best choice, manufacturers will copy others in their field and add-on gimmicks that the tools will do this and that. When I do my finish work in the salon or on set, I highly recommend using a boar bristle brush for the finish work if you are looking for sleekest, straightest and or waves. There is a company in my industry who makes the best and I highly recommend this company.

These brushes are the best to have for your salon environment to get the Smoothest, Sleekest, Styling finishes! They will cost you at least $40.00 – $50.00 a brush but they are worth it. Professionally made and the handle has an excellent grip to it.  I highly recommend these brushes for you salon.   They can be used to set the hair while you are blow drying sections and this will give you a full body finish.  Excellent product!  The bristles are tightly weaved together on the stem of the brush. So using them as a roller set is quite easy.  Leaving the brush in the hair while you are styling is a no worry they will not need any clips and will stay in exact placement for you.  Love these tools!

Product Tip: Work your styling products throughout the hair!


So many times my clients will ask me, What do you use in my hair? or I cannot get my hair to feel the way it feels when I leave the salon.  One big secret to styling the hair is taking your styling product of choice and working it throughout the hair. And that means from roots to ends. It is good to estimate when you have longer hair that the manufacturers opinion on how much to use should be thrown out the door.  Some hair is very thick and long like the type I use in the salon. So using a quarter amount in the hair before you blow dry just doesn’t cut it. And sometimes using a quarter amount on shoulder length hair is too much. Think about it, it is all about density of the hair that  determines how much to place in the hair.  Always remember to towel dry the hair before using a styling product. Too much moisture in the hair will dilute the product and out the door goes the money you spent on the product. Always remember to comb through the product in the hair, always use a wide tooth comb. Using a close tooth comb will break the hair especially if the hair is blonde or highlighted.  You want the product evenly distributed throughout the hair. Then continue onto your blow dry.  I also feel that too many products in the hair will take away the lustre from the hair. It will also weigh it down.  The proof to the recipe is it is all in the hair design. If the hair is cut well and precise you will not need a lot of hair dressing cremes. You should only need to use one product to simply dry the hair and to style it.  And remember start your blow dry by taking out at least 80% of the moisture out of the hair. Then go ahead and pick up a brush to finish off your work.  Good styling tips by Joseph Kellner