Friday, January 28, 2011

Uh put that shampoo bottle down!

What shampoo do you use?
Do you get yours from Walmart or Smiths? Or any other grocery store?
Well you should STOP!
YES you reading this! This is not a joke!
Put that $2.00 bottle of shampoo down and step away from the shower!
Let me tell you my story and a little bit about shampoo...
Yes I used to be like you...find the cheapest bottle of shampoo that smelled the best and use that on my hair.
Nothing wrong with that, right?
WRONG-O buddy!
your killing your hair.
your hair is dry? breaking? weak? won't hold color?
Well I can tell you EXACTLY why!!
have you heard of the pH scale? (Click here for more info)
What it does is it tests if something is a Acid or Alkaline...
things like Ammonia are Alkaline where an Acid would be Vinegar
the scale goes from 0 to 14
0-6.9 is anything acid
7 is a base which can only be distilled water
7.1-14 anything Alkaline
the human body and hair are on the pH of 4.5-5.5 on the acid you think that the shampoo should fall under that range, right?
WRONG-O again!! haha the shampoo you buy in the grocery stores range from 8-14 on the Alkaline side.
No wonder your hair is dry and CRAPPY!!!!
Isn't that CRAZY?!?! I was like WHOA MAN! WTC? (what the cookies)
You ask, what is the best shampoo to use? Anything you get from a salon.
But it's WAY too expensive, you say.
Think of it this way...
You buy a HUGE liter of shampoo from the salon for 12-30 bucks...
true it can be expensive. But here is another thing to think about...
How much shampoo do you use? How long is your hair?
For a guy a dime size should suffice. You have a little hair why do you need to fill up your palm with shampoo?
Girls you only need a tiny bit more if you have long hair.
The one any only thing that bugs most people about salon shampoo is that if you use the correct amount it doesn't sud up that much.
I found out that in the grocery store shampoo they add a chemical in the shampoo that makes it sud up more making you think that your hair is getting SUPER clean, when in actuality it's not. Just WAY more chemicals :)
so think about that the next time you buy shampoo :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

History on Barbering

Have you ever really thought about where barbers and cosmetologists came from? Honestly I never had until I started school. Cause that's one thing you have to learn about in your theory class. Each semester you learn different things, and right now it's barbering. We just finished the chapter on barbering and I thought I would share some interesting facts...
Cutting hair can be found going back a REALLY long time! The most info we have on it started with the Egyptians and Cleopatra. All the ladies used to use Henna (which is a red dye or color that comes from plants) on there hair and sit out in the sun to let there hair bake so it would turn a reddish tint...
People believed that if anyone got a hold of there hair clippings they could use them to posses or take over the lives of the person so they kept the clippings and were buried with there old hair. SICK!
In the time of Alexander the Great he made his soldiers cut there hair and beards so that in battle no one could grab them by there hair and cut off there heads! CRAZY!
Monks used to shave the crown of there heads because they believed that god could get to there minds easier.
The Chinese men never cut there hair in the crown section because they believed that the braid was the way they would be pulled into heaven.

that's all the facts for now...More to come :)


So this is called a "HAIRCUT/SHAMPOO/STYLING UMBRELLA" hahaha isn't awesome??!! I found it here on amazon :) I think I want to get one and make EVERYONE wear it!! what do you think?? Would you wear it :)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Stinky Hands...EWW

One thing that I noticed while cutting hair is that everyone's hair has a different smell...some not a great as others...some not so desirable...some that when you smell it you want to barf. Just saying.
Like today I cut a kids hair, a boy kid, about 19 yrs old. Nice kid. Stinky hair.
Now stinky hands :( washing MULTIPLE times and scented lotion...I can still smell his hair, and I want to puke.
I know it may sound rude but it's true. you would barf also.
What do you do when your cutting his hair? you ask me...well...
  1. Cut as fast and as neatly as you can.
  2. Try to breath in short small breaths
  3. DO NOT BREATH THROUGH YOUR MOUTH...ergo flying hair.
  4. Just don't think about what your smelling
That's what I do. Also if I smell something that grosses me out I gag so I DEFIANTLY need to concentration what I smell and gag from. cause that would be a bit rude...
Don't worry all I saved my gagging until I drove to work thinking about eating something with my smelly hands. BARF!

I am sorry to the kid with Stinky hair. I don't mean for you to gross me out, but WASH YOUR HAIR!
It makes me feel bad that anyone who cut my hair and it was stinky...Jessica! I AM SORRY!! I will not have stinky hair again!
Other than stinky hands School is going great, I had my first test on Thursday 1/20/11 and I got a A on it!!! Doing the happy dance woot wooten!!!! woot wooten!!!
In my opinion Guys hair is easier then girls, but girls do more with there hair. Other then a cut they do perms, colors, layers, fringe, etc. Good thing I'm not only in barbering this semester :) 

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


I think I want to go Auburn...
But I'm not sure...
I just got my hair colored in December...and I'm already tired of it...
what to do?

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Back to school Barbering style!!!

School started Monday and I am so excited to be back! I am sort of on my own but not really...I have a cute girl named Renee helping me!! She is so nice and patient!! THANK YOU!!
I am starting in Barbering until mid-term then I move over to Cosmetology. So my week goes like so....
  • Wake up at 5:45 am
  • Be to school by 7:00 am
  • Theory class 7-8 am
  • Barbering Lab 8-11:45 am
  • Eat lunch in the car while driving to work
  • Get dressed in work clothes when I get to work around 12:15
  • Work from 12:30-9
  • Eat dinner 
  • Sleep :)
  • Wake up at 6:45 am
  • Be to school by 8:00 am 
  • Barbering Lab 8-11 am
  • Eat lunch while driving to work
  • Work 11:30-6:30 
  • drive back to school and be there by 7:00 pm
  • Salon Success 7-9 
  • Go home
  • Eat dinner
  • Sleep :)
Wish me luck!! :)

Monday, January 3, 2011

OK today while being lazy and getting ready for work I was flipping through channels I found this...
I couldn't believe that there was actually a show about salons!! I got excited and started watching it...
It's about this woman Tabatha who goes to salons that are in dire need of help whether it be make over or employee's. she is there! in other words she is the Simon Cowell of Cosmetologists. the show is on Bravo. Watch it! you will love it :)
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