In Home Salon in South Africa before I go into the points to help you choose your hairdresser, I should first outline the definition of what is a mobile hairdresser? A Mobile Hairdresser is a hairdresser who usually works for his or herself visiting clients at their homes or place of work, or any other agreed venue and does not operate from a fixed hair salon or beauty shop.
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1.When to consider using a mobile hairdresser. The services of a mobile hairstylist may often be required to be used at a home for a wedding when it may often be inconvenient for the bride to travel to a hair or beauty salon to have her hair and her make-up done, requiring her then to travel back to her home to put on her wedding gown. Instead, the hairdresser will travel to the bride’s home in order to style the bride’s hair for her special day. A Facial Service At Home hairstylist is often in demand for Care homes, hospitals, prisons, the armed forces, and in many other situations where individual attention is required.
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4. Always Use a qualified hairdresser. As with Salon hairdressers, your mobile hairdresser should hold formal hairdressing qualifications. The UK national Vocational Qualification in Hairdressing (NVQ) is the only recognized qualification system, and more than 60% of mobile hairstylists are now trained to this standard. They should also hold professional indemnity insurance.
Your mobile hairdresser should be happy and prepared to recommend the perfect hairdos and often make-up to accentuate and compliment the individual looks of the customer, and offer suggestions on what hairstyle or make up should best suit the client.
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There are a variety of methods used to start dreadlocks. The method and size selected mostly depends on the texture and length of the hair. Other variables that affect the lock starting technique include hair's thickness, fullness, and versatility desired. The methods discussed in the article give you insight into the most popular methods used and what works best on various hair lengths and textures. The methods discussed include: two-strand twist, three-strand twist, comb coil twist, palm rolling, latch stitching, and individual braids.
In the palm rolling method, the hair is sectioned and rolled between the palms. This is usually achieved on hair that is longer than 2 inches. For best results, you should not wash your hair until it has started to lock. As the hair grows, the new growth is twisted using a palm rolling or similar twisting method. Alternatively, the new growth can be groomed using the interlocking or latch hook method discussed below.
The comb coils is a method where the hair is sectioned and is twisted into coils using a (rat tail) comb or by hand. This is usually achieved on shorter hair. For best results, you should not wash your hair until it has started to dread. As the hair grows, the new growth is twisted using a palm rolling or similar twisting method. When hair starts to lock, it will begin to not look like comb coils and may start to get fuzzy or begin to poof. However, this is not a cause to create worry because it is all apart of the dreading process.
The last method we will discuss is back combing. Back combing is a common method on hair that is a straighter, less kinky texture. Back combing (also known as "teasing" or "ratting") means repeatedly combing the hair towards the scalp, causing the hair to tangle. For best results, the hair should be at least shoulder length. With this method, the hair cannot be washed until it starts to lock. Because of the straighter texture, it may take 4-6 months for the hair to start to lock. During this time, the hair should NOT get wet. Some type of product, like wax or honey, is usually added to the hair to help facilitate the locking of the hair.
No matter the method you choose to start your locks, understand the commitment you are taking by locking you hair. Happy Locking!
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It would be impossible to count how many times each summer a professional groomer is asked to shave a client's dog in an attempt to make it cooler. Here in rural Montana where the summers are scorching, I have had requests to shave almost every breed imaginable. It is a common misconception that all dogs would automatically be cooler if they had less hair.
First it is important to consider is what type of hair the dog has. All dogs can basically be divided into two groups. First we have those who need to have their cut on a regular basis, such as poodles, shih tzus, cocker spaniels, lhasa apsos, terriers, etc. Dogs in this group have hair that would continue growing longer and longer until it was cut. These breeds can be shaved with no problem. Taking off excess coat by shaving them down in hot weather will indeed make them more comfortable and cooler, and will not cause damage to the dog's coat. However, this is not the case with the second group.
This group of dogs consists of all the other breeds, longhaired or shorthaired, whose hair grows to one length only and then remains that length. These dogs typically shed much more than dogs in the first group. These include retrievers, pomeranians, great Pyranees, chow chows, pugs, German shepherds, huskies, and the list goes on and on. Their coats act as insulators against the elements, and should never be shaved. After all, do you take the insulation out of your home in the summer to make it cooler? Absolutely not, and the same goes for these dogs as well.
It is important to note that if you have a mixed breed dog, it can be difficult to determine which group the dog falls into. Most groomers can evaluate a dog's coat upon inspection to let you know which group the dog falls into, and what course of action to take, the risks involved, etc.
As a former professional groomer, I strongly feel that it is the groomer's responsibility to fully explain these things to clients wanting to have their dogs shaved. It is important to share knowledge with the clients to make the best decision possible for the pet in need of grooming.
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