The first speaker we had today was Edna Miklos of The Hair Place in Golden, Colorado. Today, Edna wanted to discuss about haircuts and the terminology. This season when it comes to styling and cutting, natural is in. Women are looking for enhancement to their natural hair whether your hair is curly or straight. These styles that make their own features pop, bring out their natural beauty.
Bangs or fringe are a great way to update your look, but they need to suit your face shape.
Long Face – short texturized bangs that create the illusion of roundness
Round Face – go with long side parted bangs to create an elongated look
Strong Features – (pointy nose or chin) avoid short, cropped or heavy bangs. To
soften your features – choose longer bangs that go from short in the center to
longer on the sides.
Eyes are you best feature – choose thick blunt bangs to enhance those eyes.
Keep in mind that if you are cutting you long hair it doesn’t have to be over dramatic and go real short, talk to your stylist about variations of lengths that will suit your features, lifestyle and hair type. Edna went over a few of the current cuts that they get requested at The Hair Place.
The Bob Cut – This is a classic cut that never really goes out of style and considered
to be a one length look. The cut has the hair all fall to the same point or a
stationary line. The hair has a solid perimeter, this line can be horizontal for the
blunt look or varied, angled short to long or long to short. Blunt bobs are best for
fine hair while angled bobs show off thickness.
The Layered Cut – This cut can be any length but does not fall to the same point.
Layers add movement, shape and volume to the hair. The Layered Cut takes the
weight off the bottom, it can be used to stack the hair or give lift to make the hair
The Graduated Cut – This cut is created by building weight in specific area – usually
the nape or bottom of the cut. Wedges are the best example of a Graduated Cut
with the stacking effect.
The Precision Cut – This cut has strong straight lines that fall right into place with
minimal styling. This cut is generally used for clients that say they don’t want to
spend a lot of time styling their hair.
The Razor Cut – The Razor Cut is done with a razor for softer sexy edges and
tapered ends. This cut can be used when trying to control unmanageable hair.
The final detail work is created after the basic cut to create soft edges, side wisps, the fringe bangs or slide cutting. Slide cutting is used to connect the angles of the cut from short to long. Edna then walked us through a couple of other finishing techniques.
A Disconnect – when you create pieces that don’t blend with the rest of the hair.
Point Cutting – using the scissors to snip the ends of the hair to create softness or
The Undercut – is almost like having two haircuts in one, the hair below a certain
point is shorter than the hair that falls over it.
Feathering – is more about where the layers are and how short these areas are.
Tapered/Squared/Fringe Neckline – this usually is about the closeness or length of
the hair at the nape. Tapered hair is short going up to longer, squared is tapered
going down and squared at the bottom and fringe is generally shaggy at the bottom
The Hair Place stylists have over 35 years of experience to guide you and help you with all of your haircare needs. Give Edna Miklos a call to find the look that is perfect for you!
Edna Miklos * The Hair Place * 303.233.4764 * www.thehairplaceapplewood.com
The second speaker today was Joan Brown of JB Decorating and The Design Coach in Denver, Colorado. Joan talked today about color inspiration and how to pick the right color for any lighting situation. Joan started off by showing us the color wheel and discussed how colors on the wheel work together. The colors on the color wheel are based on the three primary colors red, blue and yellow and the colors that are created by mixing those colors, such as red and blue create purple and yellow and blue make green. There are generally 12 colors on a wheel working with the combination of those primary colors.
Next Joan talked to use about light and how the type of light which your color is viewed under makes a huge difference.
• Direct Sunlight – considered the ideal light source. Natural sunlight maintains a
neutral balance between the warm (yellow) and cool (blue) ends of the light spectrum.
• Indirect Sunlight – this is when your direct sunlight is not consistent: the light changes
in the room from sunrise to high noon to late afternoon and dusk.
• Artificial Light – colors will appear warm under incandescent and halogen light
therefore enhancing reds and yellows and dulling blues and greens. Fluorescent light is
a cool light source and will enhance blues and greens while dulling reds and greens.
Joan had several pictures that demonstrated the various light sources and you could really see how the light changes the color on furniture and walls. In each situation you could definitely see how dramatic the change could be with just a change in lighting.
For the next part of Joan’s talk today she went over commonly used terms regarding color.
• Hue -another name for color, referring to the color family such as red, yellow or blue.
• Shade – color or hue mixed with black or gray to darken.
• Tint – color or hue mixed with white to lighten.
• Value – is the lightness or darkness of a color.
• Temperature – this is when a color is perceived as warm or cool depending on the
surrounding colors. Red, yellow and orange = warm color; blue, green and violet = cool
color. Warm colors seem to “advance and cool colors appear to “recede”.
• Intensity – refers to a color’s purity such as the brightness or dullness. Purer color =
more intensity or lower intensity = a calming effect.
• Undertone – refers to the underlying color in a hue. Primary colors are the pure colors
all other colors are a mix of colors.
The best way to find the right color for your space is to buy a small sample and some foam core and paint the foam core. This way you can move it around the room and really get a feel for how the color will change during the day. This will guarantee that you will find that perfect color for your space. If you are looking for a decorator to help you with your latest project give Joan Brown and JB Decorating a call – she will help you find the perfect color and the not break the budget!
Joan C Brown * JB Decorating & the Design Coach * 303.399. 6028 * firstname.lastname@example.org