Creating a custom look that perfectly suits an individual’s sense of style and personality can be a hairstylist’s biggest challenge. Yet nailing that signature look for your client (especially a new one) can be your greatest reward as a professional hairstylist.
This week Toronto-area hairstylists had the opportunity to learn the latest in cutting craftsmanship at Wella’s Cut Craft class. Lead by Wella Studio artistic director Diego Raviglione and global artist, Paul Nasrallah, this intensive four-day class took hairstylists through the essential elements of haircutting that will enable them to design custom looks for their clients. As Nasrallah explained, hairstylists have to get their clients to fall in love with the texture of their hair right after it’s been cut, and that’s part of focus of the Cut Craft program.
Wella Studio’s artistic director Diego Raviglione, who designed the program and has been rolling out the training throughout North America over the past year, also believes that the Cut Craft program enables hairstylists to further hone their craft as hairstylists and really offer that custom approach that can be extended beyond cutting to colour and hairstyling. As Raviglione noted, a great cut goes hand-in-hand with colour, and the combination of both really brings style to life.
From assessing a client’s personal style to understanding which techniques and shape will frame their face and create a perfect look, each of the four days offered hairstylists individualized hands-on training, combined with demos from Raviglione and Nasrallah. Along with the focus on cutting techniques, the program was designed in conjunction with Wella’s EIMI styling line, allowing stylists to further their understanding of this essential product line.