As a working mom, you’re constantly trying to juggle work and home life. One of the best professions that allows you to more easily create a balance between the two is hairstyling. As a hairstylist, you can control the hours you work but still make decent money for your family.
Unfortunately, you can’t just jump into this profession; there’s some information you need to learn first, such as how to work with textured hair.
Keep reading to learn what a beginner hairstylist should know about textured hair.
All Hair Has Texture
Typically, when people hear the term “textured hair,” they picture hair that is extremely curly. But all hair has texture because the true technical definition of texture relates to the circumference of hair.
That means everyone, no matter their ethnicity or racial background, has some type of textured hair.
There Are Three Hair Textures
All hairstylists, even beginner ones, should know that hair texture and hair type are different. Hair texture is related to hair circumference and can be organized into three kinds, while hair type is the difference between straight and curly hair.
For now, let’s focus on the three hair textures you should know about.
Fine hair is thin and fragile. It only has two layers and doesn’t easily hold style or much shape.
It can easily become oily and break if styled in the wrong way using too much product.
Styling fine hair requires special techniques and great care. Some clients with fine hair may ask you to use texture shears to give their hair more body.
This hair texture is thicker than fine hair and also has only two layers, although some people with medium hair have a third layer as well.
Medium hair is the most common hair texture and doesn’t break as easily as fine hair.
Most hairstylists can easily work with medium-textured hair. Depending on the number of layers, some clients with this hair texture may ask you to add texture to remove weight.
Thick hair has three layers and doesn’t break easily.
This strong hair texture can better withstand heat and hair products than fine and medium hair, though the additional weight makes it difficult to dry.
It also frizzes easier than fine and medium hair, especially in humid conditions. Some clients may ask you to remove some of the weight from their hair with specific cuts and shears.
You Can Cut Any Hair
If you’ve ever worked as a stylist or are a regular at a particular salon, you’ve probably noticed that certain stylists serve a specific type of clientele. Most salons tend to make it clear which of their stylists know how to cut different hair textures and types.
Beginner hairstylists can break this mold through education.
There is a lot of information that beginner hairstylists should know about textured hair, but knowing the technical definition of hair texture, the different hair textures, and the best way to cut each type of hair are three important steps.
As you work to become a stylist, you’ll continue to learn and grow in your field.
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