3.0 Hairstyling Basics

This course is designed to teach you all the techniques and skills necessary to create all hairstyles that are popular now and into the future. By understanding these basics you can create any kind of hair design. All Hairstyles contain three elements: Direction, Shape and Texture. This course will take you from the very basics of all hairstyles and progressively teach you all the techniques that are used to create all hair designs.


3.1 Parallel & Radial Distribution

Length: 2 minutesComplexity: Easy

The beginning of All Hair Designs.  There are two types of Distribution which are utilized at the beginning of all Hair Designs, Parallel and Radial.  This lesson will demonstrate the technique to create these distributions.

3.2 Molding & Scaling

Length: 1 minutesComplexity: Easy

Molding and Scaling is the second procedure after Distribution in creating Shapes for Hair Designs.  This lesson demonstrates the procedure of Molding and Scaling to create Shapes.

3.3 Straight & Curved Shapes

Length: 3 minutesComplexity: Easy

Straight and Curved Shapes are utilized to create a complete Hair Design.  This lesson will demonstrate the procedures to create these different shapes.

3.4 Base Sizes

Length: 2 minutes

All Hair Design begin with Distribution which creates Direction, and then Shapes.  Shapes are then broken down into Base Sizes which are determined by the tool being used and the desired result of the Design.  This lesson will demonstrate the different base sizes utilized to create the desired design of the Hairstyle you are creating.

3.5 Tool Positions

Length: 7 minutes

This lesson demonstrates the various positions of the tools being used which in this case is rollers.  However the theories, projections and positions demonstrated in this lesson apply to all tools stylists utilize in creating hairstyles from basic to bridal.  Tools that this lesson will apply to include Round Brush Blow Dry's, Hot Roller Sets (Bridal/Fashion), Curling Irons and many more.

3.6 Blow-drying with Brushes

Length: 10 minutesComplexity: Easy

This lesson demonstrates the various techniques used with the following brushes: Round Brush, Denman Brush and Vent Brush.  These brushes represent the majority of brushes used constantly by the professional stylist.

3.7 Curling Iron Techniques

Length: 4 minutesComplexity: Easy

Any professional Hair Designer will always be using a Marcel Curling Iron.  This lesson demonstrates the proper handling of this curling iron and the different techniques:  Roots to Ends, Ends to Roots curling techniques.

3.8 Oblong Shapes and Finger Waves

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Easy

All Hair Designs begin with Distribution, then Direction and finally Shapes.  Oblong Shapes are the only curved shapes that utilize parallel distribution and one of the most difficult shapes to master.  This lesson will teach you how to create Oblong Shapes and once you know how to create the oblong shape this lesson will show how to use these shapes to create Finger Waves.

3.9 No Stem, 1/2 Stem, Full Stem Pin Curls

Length: 2 minutesComplexity: Easy

This lesson shows the different positions for Pin Curls.  These Pin Curl positions are utilized to create movement and direction in hair designs.

3.10, 3.11, 3.12 Flat, Indentation, and Volume Pincurls

Length: 4 minutesComplexity: Easy

The ability to perfect Pin Curl sets gives the stylist the knowledge of the basis for all hairstyles.  This lesson will teach you how to create Flat, Indentation, and Volume Pin Curls.  These techniques are used to create waves, volume, closeness and overall shape to hair designs.

3.13 Skip Wave Pin Curls

Length: 2 minutesComplexity: Easy

This lesson will demonstrate Skip Wave Pin Curl set.  This creates a finger wave effect within the hair design.  These types of techniques are used to create many of the hairstyles that you see walking the red carpet.

3.14 Half Circle

Length: 8 minutesComplexity: Easy

This lesson shows how to set a clients hair to have a sweeping side fringe.  This technique can be altered by using other tools such as Hot Rollers, Curling Irons, etc.  The design is done utilizing the same bases, projections and placement with any tools chosen.

3.15 Comb Out Procedures

Length: 8 minutesComplexity: Easy

This lesson shows the proper procedure to Comb Out a wet set client.  This technique is a lost art but used for theater, and fashion/video shoots and used often by freelance stylists.