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SALON FAIR! Photo Heavy!

SO super duper sorry i kept you all waiting!!! It’s been hella busy at school/work/home the last 4 weeks!

So, without any further hesitation – I give you SALON FAIR Spring 2010 Photos!

(btw – I placed 3d! YAY ME!)

Pretty Maids, All in a Row

All Five Contestants

Me & Becca
Me & My Model, Becca!

Becca Close Up

Back of Becca's Hair

Getting Ready!

Pretty Pretty!

Trying to Hurry

Super Sexxxy Christina

Detail Oriented Hair!

Look at those braids & Twisties!

we had several area salon reps visit our campus, along with a Redken Rep, to view and judge our entries ūüôā We got to mingle & network afterwards and several of the soon-to-graduate students made some really good contacts. Those of us that are part-time and will be there for a while were able to get a feel for what Salon Fair is all about, so that this fall when we have our next one, we will really rock it out!

Next Post – (it is in progress as you are reading this i swear!) Newsletter Drama, Master Prizes, and more!

Colors Make the World Beautiful!

Yup, you guessed it, we’ve been working on Hair Color. ¬†WOW. ¬†Never realized most of the things I’ve learned – for example, did you know that the “box color” you buy at Wal-Mart is actually really bad for your hair because it deposits metals? ¬†Notice how when you color your hair red and it fades out and starts looking copper-y? ¬†hmmm, or how about when you lighten your hair blonde and it starts to have a silver sheen to it? ¬†hmmmm.

Oh, and have you ever noticed that if you get your hair colored at a salon that it seems to look and feel a LOT better than when you do it yourself at home?

Its because the color that the salons are using are actually better for your hair because they are actually color pigmented instead of metal pigmented. ¬†I know this doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but it will when you get to school.

We learned about the color wheel and I swear I felt like I was in 3d grade art class all over again.  Regency Beauty Institute made it super simple:

brings back memories...lol

The law of color states that in all the colors in the universe, only three are pure.  These are called primary colors and they are Red, Yellow, and Blue.  (duh!)  The 3 Secondary colors are created by mixing EQUAL PARTS (<~~Important) of any TWO Primary colors РRed & Blue make Violet, Red & Yellow make Orange, and Yellow & Blue make Green.  Taaa Daaa.

Now, the 6 Tertiary Colors (also called T-colors) are made by mixing EQUAL PARTS of a Secondary Color with its NEIGHBORING (<~~IMPORTANT) PRIMARY.   Thus you have Red-Orange, Yellow-Orange, Blue-Green, Yellow-Green, Blue-Violet, and Red-Violet.

Why is it important that there be EQUAL PARTS?  Well, if you mix more blue than red, you will have a tertiary color, blue-violet.  If it is EQUAL then you will have Violet.

Why is it important to mix NEIGHBORING colors for T-colors?  Because if you mix, for example, Violet with Yellow instead of its neighboring Red or Blue, you will get a mucky brown.  WHY?  Because you are, in essence, mixing all three primary colors which will always result in a neutral.

A lot of people are not understanding this concept.  This leads to much frustration.

Colors that are across from each other on the color wheel, such as Violet and Yellow, are known as complementary colors.  They complement each other but when mixed will cause a neutral.  Are you feeling the 3d grade art class yet? lol.

Regency's are black.

My Color Bowl from Clairol - not standard Regency Issue.

Anywho – we also learned how to do hi-lights, new growth retouches, darker color application, and lighter color application, and of course, we had to practice – SO I decided to go for the gusto & get some pretty pinkish purple in my blonde hair –

it is going to be PINK

Redken HiFusion Violet Red

awwww… messy application, but it was her first time!

From the back

there it is - we actually had to do it again after this.

We also learned that Redken is a very¬†finicky color line. As you can see above, it didn’t really take well in my hair the first time – we only used a 10 developer when we should have used a 20. ¬†I’ll take another photo to show you how AWESOME it is now. ¬† Take your time and learn as much about the various lines of color as you can! ¬†They have a demi-permanent line called Shades EQ, several permanent lines called¬†Color Fusion, Hi-Fusion, Double Fusion, ShimmerOne, etc… ¬†They are all different but it isn’t complicated really. ¬†Regency has a “library” of sorts that has DVDs and other materials you can check out and the Redken DVD is actually pretty awesome.

We learned all about developers Рthere are 4 basic ones, 10, 20, 30, & 40.  easy peasy.  10 lifts 1 level.  20 lifts 2, etc.

Level is the term used to describe the lightness or darkness of hair and there are 10 levels – 1 being black and 10 being lightest blonde.

lots of numbers in coloring. ¬†lots and lots. ¬†but again, it isn’t as difficult as you are thinking it is and you shouldn’t get freaked out by any means – its basic things.

Yummy Cake for the going away party

ON another note – we had a “Going Away” party for our instructor Trena who decided to leave Regency to pursue other interests. ¬†While we will all miss her, I’m sure whoever our new instructor is going to be will be fantastic and will be able to bring something to the table that perhaps Trena didn’t have. ¬†Trena was an enigma. ¬†She was amazing at hands on instruction and really took her time to make sure we “got it” and I know a lot of my class mates really appreciated that. ¬†We will meet our new instructor tonight, so of course I will update you all on it!

Trena took the time to make sure she showed us our wet works / chemical head for the state board – OH EM GEE – finger waves are nowhere near as hard as everyone said they would be (click the link for detailed instructions on how to). ¬†You just have to find the right mix of gel/mucilage (which is, by the way, one step up from snot and stinks) and water. ¬†Oh, and make sure your doll doesn’t have super long hair or super duper curly hair. ¬†The perfect doll would have 5-6 inches of hair, uniform, and a slight perm. ¬† My doll had 8-9 inches of hair and super curly hair. ¬†lol – go figure. ¬†I couldn’t take pictures b/c we aren’t allowed to have phones in the classroom, and I washed her out before I thought about it on break. ¬†Sorry!

I’m trying to get as many pictures as I can for you guys because I know you love them!

Take a Look Around (Shreveport Campus Tour)

Ok, so I know I told you all I was going to review the kit on Sunday – but I had forgotten completely that I was hosting a cookie exchange that day! ¬†However, I did remember to take lots of pictures of our campus on Saturday, So i’m going to give you a virtual tour instead:) ¬†AND, you’ll kind of get to see the kit briefly! ¬†All is not lost.

Saturday was a LONG day – we were there from 8:30 to 5, we got to meet the “day walkers” (j/k they were the full-time students who are currently on Saturday rotation – and they are AWESOME and FRIENDLY and HELPFUL – )

I did my first “layered” cut on Ms. Kim – whoo hooo! ¬†She’s so pretty. ¬†If there is anything I’m taking away from this class it is to TAKE MY TIME and don’t rush through it. ¬†I see some of the other students who want to get done just for the sake of being done, but I take my sweet time because I want to make sure I’m cutting properly – trust me, i’m pretty sure my clients will rather it be done correctly over quickly, not saying i’m taking two hours to cut long layers or anything…lol

SO! ¬†On to the tour o f my Regency Beauty Institute Shreveport Campus¬†– oh, and all of these are taken with my iPhone, so pardon the quality ūüôā

Entryway Р this is the first thing you see when you walk in to Regency Beauty Institute, be it to make an appointment, or come in to sign up for classes, or on your way down the hall to go to class.  This is where the POS (Point-of-Sale) computers are and where all appointment, follow-up appointments, and retail sales are made.

To the right of the entryway is our product display.  As you can see, we are a Redken retailer (YES!  LOVE THEM) and an O-P-I Nail Product retailer РYou get a free bottle of polish with a mani or pedi Рwhich is pretty awesome too!

If you were to take an immediate right past the Retail section, you’d be walking in to the Salon area. ¬† We have 5 or 6 rows of salon chairs / mirrors/ stations – whatever you wish to call them – for us to provide hair services.

To your left you’d see our dispensary – this is where all the chemicals and towels are kept.

At the beginning of your hair service, you will likely be taken to our shampoo area.  Here you will see our Shampoo Bowls/Chairs and our Dryers Рso neat and pretty!

And of course – our Shampoo/Conditioner Bar where we stylist students select our shampoo & conditioner.

We also have a facial room, but there was a client in there so I couldn’t snap photos there because I didn’t want to disturb them – but its pretty awesome.

Our mani/pedi area was also occupied – but there are three or four mani/pedi chairs in that area that are uber comfy.

Now, if you were coming to the back of the building for class, right past the reception area you would pass my favorite spot – the Coffee area! ¬†It is on the right. ¬†You’ll notice that we make/serve Community Coffee – which is produced right here in Louisiana, and happens to be one of my favorites!

Directly at the end of the first hall is the Kit Display – (see, I told you you’d kind of get to see the kit). ¬†Except for the bottom row – those are prizes reserved for Student Master Designers (part of the STAR Program).

To the right and left are classrooms (which I didn’t take photos of) and down the other hall are our lockers. ¬†So Shiny! ¬†And roomy!!!

At the end of the hall on the left is our break room ūüôā ¬†YAY Snack Machines!

this concludes our tour of the Shreveport Campus. ¬†I’ll try and remember to update this post with photos of the mani/pedi stations & the facial/waxing room – I’ll take those photos tonight ūüôā

Isn’t it Pretty?!?