Crash Course: 5 Tips You Need For Fall’s Hair Trends
Blonding, Cutting and Styling Pro Tips For Every Trend This Fall
We’ve given you this season’s trend reports, but now—where do you start?! Read these five tips for a crash course lesson on the basics you need to remember for this year’s trends. Learn from our list of pros that taught LIVE “On Tour” in Cleveland—watch the full show below for the full playback of all the secret tips and techniques.
1. Double Surface Painting Technique For Contoured Balayage
Schwarzkopf Professional blonding specialist @lizhaven shared her secret for a blended, contoured look using lightener around your client’s face.
Liz’s double surface painting technique:
- Find where your client’s face frame section bends right around their cheekbone.
- Using that section, paint your lightener on the top AND underneath.
- Taking your hand, blend the double surface painting in for a smooth, gradual blend toward the face.
This technique ensures that your client’s face frame is bold directly next to their eyes—on both sides of their hair! Doing this will maintain their bright blonde where it matters most (and makes sure their blonde is visible no matter how your clients style their hair.)
2. Using A Guide For Beard Trims—Yes, You Need To
Although it’s easy to take a trimmer right to your client’s beard, take a second to strategize and treat that trim like you would a standard men’s cut. Victory Barber & Brand‘s master barber @mattyconrad shares why it’s so important to use a guide when connecting your client’s fade into their beard.
“You don’t want your fade and the beard to look disconnected, that’s not the look we typically go for anymore,” explains Matty. “If you rock your comb from your client’s cheekbone back towards their ear, it gives you a clear guide of the exact line you want to connect from their haircut onto their beard.”
3. How To Not Over-Process Textured Hair With Hot Tools
“Don’t be afraid of heat,” says texture specialist @johnwgeorge. This may be easier said than done, but truly—the pros don’t lie. John demoed a sleek heat style that requires three reminders.
John’s heat styling must-remembers:
- Hold consistent tension. Using uneven tension throughout your sections is a guaranteed way to damage your client’s hair.
- Assess your hot tool’s temperature. If you notice your client’s hair does not need the extra heat turn that hot tool down! Adjust every temperature to your client’s needs—don’t use the same heat setting for everyone.
- Use heat protectants. They’re made for a reason! Add that extra layer of protection and hydration to your client’s hair, you’ll thank yourself later.
Looking to learn more from @johnwgeorge? Check out his signature silk press class!
4. Removing Weight On Soft, Graduated Bobs
Every season we see a different variation of a bobs—this year, we’re moving into model-on-the-go styles. You want to focus on soft, blunt shapes without heavy perimeters. ARC™ Scissors bob specialist @chrisjones_hair taught our Cleveland audience how to remove weight throughout a perimeter without losing shape and movement.
Here’s Chris’ secret:
“The real secret is creating an undercut without using a clipper,” says Chris. “I always use ARC™ Scissors 10/10 Reversible Texturizer to remove weight in a triangle section at the nape. Doing this gives it that undercut look without leaving any harsh lines to keep a lot of movement in the hair.”
5. Mastering This Season’s Butterfly Haircut
We’ve all seen the viral layered beauty all over social media. Luckily, we had the Butterfly cut extraordinaire @ahappyjustin teach us the must-know tips to master this trend.
Justin’s basics to the Butterfly Haircut:
- Keep the same tension and elevation throughout this entire cut, that is key.
- Use vertical sections around the entire head to over-direct the hair forward at 90 degrees. This will create the blown-out, symmetrical layered look.
- Take your time! This haircut goes back to the fundamentals so make sure you’re not rushing through and cutting off too much hair.
- Assess your client’s features before you start layering. This haircut is all about symmetry, so you really want to accentuate your client’s features with the proper length of layers.
Want Justin’s full Butterfly haircut tutorial? We’ve got you.