First thing we did this week was get our hands in some real, living, non creepy barbie head hair! We were put into pairs and got to do a wash and blow dry style on each other. It was really different to have a real person to work on, and honestly it just makes me that much more rabid to get on the clinic floor and do it for real!
|"How does your hair hold this much water??"|
|Getting my hair done by the fabulous Kelly!|
|Artistic shot of Emelie's hair, taken by Tabs.|
We also wrapped Perms and learned about Chemical Relaxing this week, and unfortunately I don't have any photos of that. Perming hair is...intense. If you've every put curlers in your hair take that and multiply it by about 100. That is how difficult it is to wrap a perm. And if you haven't seen the HBO movie Good Hair, watch it IMMEDIATELY! We also did Perm Songs, we had to take a song and then rewrite the lyrics to be the 19 steps of a perm. There is video, so once that is uploaded by the FABULOUS Tracy I will post the video, along with my lyrics, here so you can enjoy my total embarrassment, amazing lyrics, and failing voice.
My biggest challenge this week was the Marcel iron. I am absolutely terrified of getting burned, I think it is the absolute worst thing that can happen to your body. So, when I'm handed this insane looking curling iron immediately after seeing some rather impressive burn scars I was ready to bolt. Never fear, faithful readers, I managed to get through not one but two days of using it without burning myself. It really does take some getting used to, but the curls it makes are stunning. Now that I am comfortable with it I'm kind of in love with it. (Yes, Tabs, you read that right.) We also got to do Updo's. It was a bit of a competition, the goal being as much accuracy as possible. Mine didn't win (probably didn't help that my picture had a very different cut) but I am really incredibly proud of the finished look.
|Jazz, Queen of Marcel|
|Side view (awkward front piece was put there to look like side swept fringe)|
|Other side, tucked in|
|Some of the other entries.|
|The back of mine. Check out those highlights!|
The last thing we did for Texture week was a French Twist. I'll be honest, I never really understood the full range of possibilities you have when doing one. I'm hoping I get to do one for Prom. Prom season starts the week we get out on the floor, and I can't wait to do some Updo's!
|French twist with a little sass.|
Texture week was amazing. I absolutely cannot wait to get into cutting, so I can really do an entire hair style from start to finish. I feel like I am learning so much, but at the same time I'm dying to learn even more. If I thought I was passionate about being a stylist before I was wrong. I cannot imagine loving it any more than I do now, but I know I will. Until next week, which will be packed full of hair cuts, information, styles, and love!