Monthly Archives: October 2011

Scissor Over Comb Technique, by Arleen Quinones

The scissor over comb technique, often used by barbers, is essential for various cuts on both men and women. The particular technique allows you to cut close to the head and follow the hairline. If you do it right, you end up with a softer look rather than the “buzzed” look you get with clippers.

Starting at the top of the head, place the comb at the center front hairline. Lift a section of hair with your comb in your holding hand and with your cutting hand, cut off the hair that sticks past the comb—making sure the lower blade of your scissors is parallel to your comb. While you cut this section, be sure to keep the scissors moving and close to the comb. Also try and open and close the blades all the way so that most of the hair is getting cut with the center part of the blades rather than the tips.

Now for the sides, place comb close to the hairline in front of the ears and work the side panel into the top area remembering to angle your comb the whole time. You must make sure you keep your comb at a consistent distance and angle from the scalp to get a smooth flow. Move on the back starting at the bottom hairline working in three panels starting in the center. Move your comb up to the top section while working the first panel. Once this is complete, go to the second panel of the back of the head and blend it into the sides keeping consistency throughout. Do the same for the third panel.

Once your back, top and sides are even all around, check through your sections to make sure everything is the same length. There you have it! This cut is stylish, daring and carefree that’s easy and classic all at the same time.

I LOVE HAIR!

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Educational Salons: by Maria Tsaguriya

Hello,

My name is Maria and I recently started my apprenticeship at Cristiano Cora Studio in New York City. The life of an apprentice isn’t easy; it’s a lot of hard work. But what makes a difference between one apprenticeship program and another, is the education provided. When I was still going through cosmetology school, all the teachers said I should try to find a salon with an education program. I never thought that would be hard to find because I assumed most salons would want to train budding stylists, but unfortunately, that’s not the reality.

There are very few salons that offer quality education. I feel extremely thankful for finding a salon that does. Cristiano Cora Studio is so passionate about hair and that makes me very excited to learn from Cristiano, himself, and the other stylists. When choosing what salon to patron, choose one that supports apprentices and provides an educational program. It helps people like me grow to become what I want to be, a talented stylist. I love hair!

 

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October 2011 Workshop I LOVE HAIR!

Check out these new, edgy pictures from our workshop this past weekend! More pix to come. I love hair!!

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September 2011 Wrokshop II

Check out some more creative looks below from last month’s presentation. I love hair!

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September 2011 Workshop!

Check out the beautful photos below from our demo last month:

Cut: Cristiano Cora

Color: Ericka Rosero

Makeup: Misuko

Photo Credit: Pia Vivas

 

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Fall, Here I Come by Claudia Weldon

This really has been a beautiful summer with a lot of time spent on the beach and by the pool. As much as I love the summer, my favorite-time of the year is and always will be the Fall. With its crisp, clean air and the change of colors all around us, the Fall somehow makes me change my everyday routine.

 

See, in the summer time, it is so easy to throw on a little summer dress, wear your hair loose and wild and put on little or no make-up. The Fall, however, makes me want to change all that. I see the season as a time for a more polished look where my hair, clothes and make-up require a little more attention. Since my hair is long and colored, it got a lot of abuse from pool and salt water during the summer. I started experimenting with different hair treatments that would leave my hair soft, smooth and moisturized. I don’t have a lot of time in the morning to get ready so it needed to be something that is quick and easy to apply. I found that using the LEI Plus by Davines gives my hair all the nourishment it needs.

 

As a leave in treatment, The LEI requires little to no attention and makes blow-drying a breeze–perfect for the gal on the go! Since I am a stylist at Cristiano Cora Studio, a hair salon in Manhattan, it is important to always be fashion forward and look your best. I started recommending the Davines treatment to my clients and they love it. Don’t believe me? Come in and try it for yourself.

 

I LOVE HAIR!

 

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“Fall”ing in Love with Color by Krystal Santiago

It’s that time of year again… Weather is cooler, kids are back in school and the sun is down by 5pm. It’s also the season when beautiful, warm colors drape the tops of trees and cover the ground. So why not take a page from Mother Nature herself and change the colors that drape the top of your head?

 

Be inspired this fall! Try a warm brown or a vibrant red to emulate your surroundings. You should be able to change as fast as the season does. Color is a form of self-expression so don’t be afraid to go bold– you may even surprise yourself or fall in love all over again. Why should Mother Nature have all the fun? I LOVE HAIR!

 

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