"The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice."
Some behind the scenes at Toni & Guy Academy, New Oxford St, London where I completed a diploma of editorial hairstyling.
The most important techniques learnt were the use of appropriate products with minimal hairspray which is something quite noted in all the hairstyling that I do, I love the look of soft natural hair. I love playing with the hair and understanding the texture before I start styling. Toni & Guy taught me how important it was to prepare the hair and get it ready for styling which is what ensures the longevity of a hair style. Editorial styling is quite dramatic and different to everyday styles that we normally do and so I experimented with different kinds of padding and extensions to give the hair oomph! Fortunately I was able to incorporate this skill in my bridal hairstyling techniques as well, because many of the styles I produce entail volume, longevity and softness all at the same time. The layering of the extensions over the padding and teasing for just the right height and softness is something I quite enjoy, I loved the trainers and atmosphere at the London training centre. These were taken a few years ago hence my short hair. The time I spent in London was quite memorable and all my energy and focus was based on grasping and taking away and then practicing all that I had the opportunity to learn! I feel privileged to have learnt, worked and trained with the best of the best in the industry. Happy New Year to all my followers, I look forward to sharing many more blogs in 2017 so please give me feedback and also let me know if there are any topics in particular that you wish for me to cover!