Spring is in full bloom (although it’s felt more like summertime these past few weeks) and the Bella Bethesda stylists are gearing up for the fun that's in store from wedding season, summer trends and of course the beautiful weather.
To prepare for the change in season and arm himself with the hottest new looks, Bella stylist Demetrios recently ventured to the TONI&GUY Academy, a premier hair cutting company, in New York City. For one week Demetrios learned new techniques for achieving the looks that will be all the rage as summer rolls in.
While Bella Bethesda stylists love to attend a variety of leading hair schools and connect with stylists from around the country, each school provides a different type of learning environment. Vidal Sassoon (which Abby attended earlier this year) is known for teaching blunt, geometric looks but at TONI&GUY, softer, piecy looks are the focus.
In terms of trends ,according to TONI&GUY, for women it’s all about maintenance and keeping it easy. For the girl on the go short, masculine-esque cuts are very in. If you prefer having length, lots of layering around the face and short bangs are great. For men, this summer the clean cut look will be the style of choice. Channeling the military’s buzz cut, looks that are very close to the head will be easy to maintain and #1 on the hot list.
To achieve such looks, stylists practiced a variety of cutting techniques such as:
- point cutting: holding the sheers parallel to hair and cutting into rather than across; provides loose, every day looks that are easy to maintain
- slide cutting: using sheers along hair without opening and closing them to cut; great for thick hair to remove excess weight
- razoring: often thought to be unhealthy for hair but when done properly achieves great looks
"The looks, although somewhat daring, are easily interchangeable,” said Demetrios. "Some of the more adventurous cuts are perfect for New York but here in DC, where hair tends to be more conservative and professional; the trends are still completely functional. The techniques I learned allow me to translate popular looks to fit my clients and their lifestyles.”
Since returning from this latest session, Demetrios has put many of the techniques into practice. Later this spring he will return to New York to attend a cut and color seminar at Redken.
Interested in learning more? Whether you want to know more about what looks will be in this summer or to schedule an appointment with Demetrios please call 301-718-9111. We hope to see you in the salon soon!