Sunday, December 28, 2008

Great Braids or Haircutting For Dummies

Great Braids!: The New Way to Exciting Hairstyles

Author: Hardy

Featured are over 25 great braid designs to do yourself. The techniques are easily mastered and responsible for an array of new and exciting looks.For a quick change of style, turn your traditional ponytail into something completely original in just a matter of minutes. Interested in appearing cosmopolitan? The French braid provides elegance and is sure to never go out of fashion. Want to show off your funky side? If so, see how the four-strand and wrapped crown 'do's grab you. These are but a few of the many wonderful styles. Maintenance tips and some gadgets and accessories you might want to check out will be extremely helpful in guaranteeing you the best-looking hair possible. 96 pages (all in color), 7 x 10.

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Haircutting For Dummies

Author: J Elaine Spear

Want to cut hair but think you don’t have the talent? If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a painter, a sculptor, or a home decorator, you can cut hair. If you love sewing, drawing, or craft projects, you can cut hair. This book is designed to help you discover your inner artist, easily enhancing your loved one’s hairstyles while trimming big bucks off your family budget.

Haircutting For Dummies is for people who want to cut their family and friends' hair, as well as those who are entering the field of cosmetology. Cutting hair at home will allow you to save money, be creative, and do something nice for your loved ones. If you’re looking to become a licensed stylist, this book will show you how to do simple trims and styles while giving your own creativity room to roam. You’ll see how to:

  • Prepare men’s and women’s hair for cutting
  • Create short, mid-length, and long styles
  • Choose and care for your cutting tools
  • Apply advanced haircutting techniques
  • Seek a career in cutting hair

In this easy-to-follow guide, you’ll find step-by-step instructions for the latest short, medium, and long hairstyles as well as more involved techniques such as notching and texturing. You get plenty of expert advice in using your tools, following lengths and angles, and creating show-stopping styles, as well as proven guidance in how to:

  • Cut and style straight, curly, or kinky hair
  • Give the perfect shampoo
  • Judge the texture, strength, and health of hair
  • Handle bangs, layers, and sliced hair
  • Use a blow dryer, curling iron, and flat iron
  • Pump up the volume and fightthe frizzies
  • Win your family’s and friends’ haircutting trust

Featuring detailed illustrations and model shots, tips on maintaining your own haircut between salon appointments, and special advice on cutting children’s hair, Haircutting For Dummies will have you achieving salon- or barbershop-quality results on all types of hair!

Table of Contents:
Part I: Spreading Your Farrah Fawcett-Like Wings
Chapter 1: Setting Up Shop: Career Stylists and Kitchen Beauticians
Chapter 2: Strapping On Your Tool Belt
Chapter 3: Brushing Up Before Beginning
Part II: Cutting to the Chase
Chapter 4: Talking About Texture
Chapter 5: Tipping the Stylist: You
Chapter 6: Ending Is Just the Beginning
Chapter 7: Maintaining Moxy
Part III: Getting Snippy
Chapter 8: Getting Snippy with Women's Short Styles
Chapter 9: Getting Snippy with Women's Midlength Styles
Chapter 10: Getting Snippy with Women's Long Styles
Chapter 11: Getting Snippy with Men's Styles
Chapter 12: Getting Snippy with Children's Styles
Part IV: Letting the Scissors Fly with Advanced Haircutting Techniques
Chapter 13: Getting to the Point: Compact Cutting
Chapter 14: Cuddling Up to the Clippers: Using Shavers
Chapter 15: Pulling the Plug: Disconnected Shapes
Chapter 16: Becoming a Free Spirit: Shattered Shapes
Part V: Keeping the Cooties Away
Chapter 17: Harnessing Hair Health
Chapter 18: Knowing the Sticky Stuff - and I Don't Mean Hair Spray
Chapter 19: Cleaning Up Your Act
Part VI: The Part of Tens
Chapter 20: Ten Slices of Advice on Cutting Kids' Hair
Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Keep What the Pros Created
Chapter 22: Ten Possible Career Paths

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