53 videos. We could start with “The Parts of a Scissor” but we don’t. First things first: We start by recognizing that we’re all here to learn, and learning requires energy. Everybody needs to participate, and if that means getting out of your comfort zone, GREAT, that’s where the growth happens. Is it asking too much? Nah, your learners are going to be more positive and more successful every single day of their lives. Check it out:
The Power of Principle-Based Knowledge
Ok! We know we’re going to celebrate a lot of wins, and at about 6:45 in the video above, CB makes the case for principle-based learning: Why learn another haircut when you can learn to understand hair? Master the principles and you will never need to learn another haircut. Just by seeing an image from a tear sheet or a model on a runway you will know how to recreate that style. Unlock your creativity and create any design any time on any head of hair. In less time that you thought possible, and for far less investment, you will have the skills most career and platform artists spend a lifetime to learn.
The Complete System
As artists, most of us began by emulating other artists. We copied their end result. Some of us spend our whole careers there. But if you want more than that — if you want to find out what you can do, with clients booked out a year in advance — you need to understand your art. And where legions of artists before us were forced to experiment and figure it all out bit by bit, we now have a system, complete and easy to learn.
Yeah, but how easy?
- point, line, and angle
- elevation, over-direction, and finger angle
The Principles of Shape
At its heart, any hair design, however complex, comes down to shape. And shape comes down to just three elements: point, line, and angle.
The Principles of Movement
Haircutting is a series of movements. We move the hair up and down in elevation, we move it to the side in over-direction, and we move our fingertips in or out from the head in finger angle. It’s these movements that create lines of graduation in the design.
The Principles of Headform
While every one of us has a head shaped slightly differently, we all share the points of reference. Using them allows us to create with balance and consistency.
The Principles of Graduation
The line of graduation in a shape might be blunt or it might be layered. The possibilities are endless with the four types of graduation: straight, scooping, swelling, or to the planes of the head.
See a style anywhere, deconstruct it down to point, line, and angle. Understand how the shape was created when you analyze the movements. Take that knowledge home to recreate it or be inspired in something new.
Learn Together, Thrive Together
Over the last ten years the system has worked for thousands of stylists all over the world in three languages. It works so well because of its See/Do methodology: first we show you a piece, then you try it out yourself. Only then do we bring it all home with contextual information that would have been confusing or boring just a few minutes ago. It’s fast, effective, and fun.
It’s fantastic for Finishing too:
Comprehensive Finishing Education
74 videos. Seven face shapes, four profile types. Straight, wave, frizz, or curls. A multitude of brushes and hot tools. Countless hair products. When you know the principles of finishing hair, you make all these decisions with confidence. Take your clients from WHAT I HAVE to WHAT I WANT successfully every time.
The Principles of Suitability
If we gave the same hairstyle to ten different clients we’d get ten different looks. Similar, but definitely different. Hairstyle suitability starts with the client’s face shape and profile. Do you want enhance the length of the neck? Soften a jawline? Highlight the cheekbones? We can completely change a client’s look, perfectly complementing their features, and have a client for life. The secret is SCOODIT.
Yep, we shot this a long time ago. The principles don’t change, but technology sure does. We’re in the middle of updating all of Finishing and of course as a subscriber you’ll get the new version automatically as soon as it’s released.
The Principles of Heat
Heat is central to finishing hair. From blast-drying to the finest root tong to the most elegant Marcel wave, there is a science and art in where we apply the heat and how much of it we apply. Here we cover all the hot tools. You may never look at a crimp iron the same way again.
The Principles of Technical Control
Many people don’t think much about the brushes they use. You’ve got a favorite or two and that’s that. It turns out the type of brush we use in a given situation can makes a big difference in the result. Do you need control or speed? Do you want volume? Or maybe a high shine? Here’s how you make the right choice.
The Principles of Product Control
As Sam Villa will tell you, “Product isn’t an option. It’s a necessity.” But in a market with literally thousands of products, how do you decide? Here we look at the properties of the various categories, and how you can quickly make the right choices — and even make some brilliant combinations — to get exactly the control and finish you’re after.
The Principles of Whatever You Want: Straight, Wave, Curl, Frizz
It’s not really called the Principles of Whatever You Want, although if you ever find something like that, we wanna know about it. Rather, when you know the principles, you can confidently take your client’s hair from straight, wave, curl, or frizz to any one of the others or in any combination. Watch Chris Baran work with four models to create sixteen different styles, opening up infinite creative possibilities.
- Sari goes from Straight to Wave, Curl, Frizz, and a polished Straight style
- Alecsa goes from Wave to Straight, Curl, Frizz, and a gorgeous Marcel Wave
- Tamara goes from Curly to Straight, Wave, Frizz, and a red carpet combination of Curly techniques
- Surina goes from Frizz to Straight, Wave, Curl, and a show-stopping Frizz with product, finger curls, and heat tools.