Hairdressing is not a job, – it’s a craft.
My inherited entrepreneurial drive and insane passion for creativity have never allowed me to peacefully settle down with an office job. And this is why deciding to step down from a 9-to-5 and convert my career on to the brand new level seems to be one of the strangest, yet the best ever decisions I’ve ever had to make in my life.
Not even 2 months into my training, and I’m already performing outrageous curly blow-dries I never even knew I could create and (so far just simple) cuts on academy and salon floors.
And why does it feel so right?… Because, as cheesy as it might sound, hair is my ultimate destiny!
Anyway, enough of me, – let’s take a look of what’s in my brand new hairdressing kit:
A lot of my new fellow hair stylists have opted for a basic starter college-style kit with all the hairdressing essentials in place. Although I wanted my first kit to be different and 100% amazing, therefore I’ve decided to take a trip to my local Sally, whilst searching online for the best salon professional bits and pieces I could possibly find.
Thinking of getting into the hair industry?
Here is a list of basic things you need to have in your first hairdressing kit:
– Scissors ✂
– Salon-professional strength hairdryer
– Brushes (round heat-retaining – ceramic or bristle / dressing-out / paddle / detangling / classic vent)
– Full comb set (cutting / prolong / barbering / wide / metal pin-tail)
– Sectioning clips & styling pins (plastic / metal / butterfly / crocs – all different sizes)
-Water spray bottle
– Hair training head (with a clamp)
If you’re a new hairdresser on the scene, there are many more hairdressing supply stores you could check out apart from Sallys – Capital Hair & Beauty, Salon Supplies and Direct Salon Supplies, just to name a few. Sadly, most of them are trade-only and not for a general consumer.
So, from Tangle Teezers and brushes to dolls heads and storage ideas, I’m now fully equipped and ready to face that salon floor with my hairdressing ‘weapons’. In the upcoming PART 2 I will be focusing on hot styling tools and must-have accessories side-of-things, so make sure to stay tuned.
*Important note: If you’re based in London and want to be my hair model for a FREE haircut / blow-dry / style or more, then please feel free to email me with your interest.