I've been reading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and all I can say is that it is one of the best books I own! I just finished it yesterday and I found my favorite quote of all time. It really shows how innocent children are and how we should think more like them... "No, everybody's gotta learn, nobody's born knowin'. That Walter is as smart as he can be, he just gets held back sometimes because he has to stay out to help his daddy. Nothin's wrong with him. Naw, Jem, I think there's just one kind of folks. Folks." " that's what I thought, too," he said at last, "when I was your age. If there's just one kind of folks, why can't they get along with each other? If they're all alike, why do they go out of their way to despise each other? Scout, I think I'm beginning to understand something. I think I'm beginning to understand why Boo Radley's stayed shut up in the house all this time...it's because he wantsto stay inside." (pg. 227)
READ IT! you will certainly look at others differently.
It's not official just yet but from my calculations and some great looking scores I have received a B on my written test and a A on my fingerwaves!!!! HOORAY!!!! I can't wait to start working on real heads!! I know I promised to post a pic of before and after but it's been a few busy weeks with family, work, school, and the Holiday coming up. But they are coming SOON!!!!!!
Ok folks I only have 2 more days of orientation then MS. KATI JO advances to....drum roll please... the lab floor.
I am so excited and scared at the same time!!! this semester has FLOWN by!!!
I should be done 6-7 semesters from now.
so...my guess is...
maybe spring 2012 or summer 2012...that's if I continue through the summer semesters...that's my plan :) I can't wait to see how this whole thingy goes....
before and after pictures of Emanuel and Martha are coming :)
Wednesday we started to learn roller sets. Kind of like curlers and perms combined if that makes sense. you wrap the hair in a setting lotion while wet, but there is no processing. you just let it air dry or you can sit under a hair dryer. the hair hardens after it drys and you brush it out and style it :) haha it reminds me of grandma's hair after it's styled :)
After it dried, and took out the Rollers:
After the comb out:
And the complete style :) Grandma style :) or the real name is Italian Bang...
Who knows what a cap frost is?.......???......anyone???
OK I'll tell you....
it's where you put a plastic cap on your head, then take a crochet hook and pull small sections of hair through little holes on the cap. then you bleach that hair that was pulled through the cap and BAM you have highlights!!!
here are more color pics enjoy!!!
So we started color in our lab on Monday but we started by learning the applications of color. or in other words how to apply it. I had fun doing that, we just used hair gel and learned the ways of applying it. then today we did a weave on our manikin with BLEACH! i said it real BLEACH! I wanted to scream!!!
How freakin scary!!! I had NO idea this was coming so soon!!! It wasn't that we did it so soon, it's that I had NO notice. No time to prepare my mind. I was just thrown in. "here you go, here's some bleach. Yep real stuff! Don't mess up."
Luck for me and Martha it turned out not too bad. I need to be more even with the bleach and I could have processed longer, but it turned out ok. I only go 1 picture because I was rushed and I had to clean up. here is the finished product :)
my mid-term consisted of a written test on chemistry and permanent waves as well as a perm wrap (where you wrap the hair around the perm rod)
we have been practicing all week doing reviews and our specific perm wrap.
we had a total of 27 rods
as you can imagine you CAN NOT wrap a full head of hair in 27 rods...
it was certain sections...
the nape (or the bottom back) with 9 rods that had to be on center which means the rod sits directly on the center of the section of hair your wrapping.
the center back of the head past the apex (if you were to lay a comb on the top part of the head and where the comb laid flat that is where you would part pretty much ear to ear.) with 6 rods wrapped on center.
the back left section (it consists of the center apex part and the 1st of 3 parts at the back of the head) with another 6 rods that is 1/2 off center. This means that it only sits half on the section of hair you took.
last section is the front right section (front part of the apex parting and 3 sections in the front) with 6 rods that was OFF center. This means that the rod doesn't sit on the parting of hair that you took.
I know none of this makes sense...I left my complete manikin head at school...I have a consultation tomorrow morning to find out how I did and I plan to take pictures of her to help understand my wording. so wish me LOTS of luck!!!!