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August 2010 Archives

Approximately 20+ years ago Farouk Shami Founder of Farouk Systems was the first to developed 100% ammonia free hair color. Now folklore has it that Farouk bought chemistry books and mixed and developed Sun Glitz in his tub. Last July MaryAnn and I were at Farouk's home in Houston Texas and met a woman that worked in Farouk's salon and verified the story. Yes, Farouk created the first ammonia free hair color in a tub and what followed? 

You have your guide for layers what's next? Using that guide to create the interior for your cut, some texturing/personalizing and finito! 

If you noticed what I have explained in my past blogs was a plan and pattern. One tip I learned in beauty school "plan the work, work the plan". Watch any great stylist work they usually work with the same rhythm and direction/pattern. It is those that are not accurate or that have little experience that jump all over the place, results: a bad cut and my opinion find someone else... 

So you and your stylist establish where you part your hair, how short or long you want your bangs, how long or short you want you back and sides. What next? your layers. For consistant layers a good guide when cutting is taking approximately a 1/2 inch section at the top of your head (apex) holding it up at a 90 degree angle where your part is and connect it to the line that is created when holding you bang up also at a 90 degree angle. Once that line is established then continue it towards the back to create the back layers and your guide for the next steps...


A few simple questions a stylist should ask you during your consultation: Where do you part your hair? How much would you like off of your length (sides/back)? How would you like to where your bangs/front? With those 3 questions there should be no reason why your stylist should screw up your perimeter.



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MaryAnn & Glenn Guerriero

MaryAnn and Glenn have been trained by some of the top hairstylists in the world. They have taken the philosophies, theories and techniques of these great stylists to create their own Brooklyn Attitude way. They have been recognized by their peers and the beauty profession for their uniqueness, talent and attitude landing them in many national consumer and professional publications. They have been Voted One of the Top Hot 100 Salons in America by "Salon City" 2008, 2009 & 2010.

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