Showing posts with label hair cutting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label hair cutting. Show all posts

Saturday, November 1, 2014

A Cut for a Cause... High End NY Stylist Mark Bustos Gives Back with Hair Cuts for the Homeless!

Mark Bustos is a hairstylist that works in the high end salon "Three Squares Studio" in Chelsea, NY. The price for his services range from $150-$800 depending on which services/treatments the client receives.

New York, New York, they say if you can make it here you can make it anywhere. But for those down on their luck, it can be a ruthless city. So when a local does something purely out of the kindness of their hearts, it raises awareness.

Mark Bustos is using his role in the beauty industry to give back, whenever he can he goes out into the streets of New York to give free hair cuts to homeless men and women. He approaches each individual with the same way, telling them "I'd like to do something nice for you today."






Bustos got the idea after visiting family members in the Phillipines in 2012. During his visit he hosted an event where he gave free haircuts to under privileged children. "It made such a strong positive impact on me that I decided to bring it back home to NYC." says Bustos

Since then Bustos estimates to have cut over 50 homeless men and women's hair-and not just in New York, but also Costa Rica, Jamaica, and Los Angeles.  Bustos says he tries to cut people hair in visible places, to try to inspire people to use their own professions to give back to those who are less fortunate.

Bustos hopes that the haircuts give his homeless clients the inspiration to turn their lives around.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

LOOK OUT... your stylist has a Switch Blade!

LOOK OUT... your stylist has a Switch Blade! Did you picture a thug holding out a knife? Sorry! What I mean't was Switch Blade Shears from Feather!

Never sharpen your shears again! When your shears begin to dull, simply remove the dull blades and replace it with a brand new pair of blades. No downtime or scissor sharpening ever! The replacement blades are ice-tempered and made in Japan. The original Switch-blade Shears keep on working after years of service. Lifetime guarantee. Shear sizes range for 4.5" to 7.5"

  • Swedish Surgical stainless steel
  • Ice tempered blades for toughness
  • Shear frame is guaranteed to be free of manufacturing defects
  • Lifetime manufacturer warranty

The blade are so easy to change... this video shows... it is a snap!



Order your Switch Blade Shears from Pure Spa Direct today... you'll never suffer from dullness again (well, at least your shears won't!). :-)

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Schlepping Around Your Manikin Heads Has Never Been Easier!


Manikin heads are not the easiest thing to carry around when your on the go. They also don't always fit in just any bag either, due to their shape and size. With this Sturdy, lightweight manikin tote, you can easily hold up to 6 full-size manikins!! What?! That's a big help when your juggling to carry a bunch of these things around. It's great for bringing them back and forth between home and school for practicing. This bag is perfect for students!

Also check out the our Manikin Heads here at Pure Spa to fill your new super, awesome tote! =)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

How to Prevent a Bad Haircut, Bad Color or a Bad Salon Experience... Avoid a Breakdown


Clients know what they like,
But many have a hard time explaining their vision.
Have photos to help them out.
Last week while at the salon, I noticed the most stunning little girl come in for a hair cut with her mom. Clutching tightly to mommy's hand, she was assured her beautiful, long, golden wavy hair was only going to be "trimmed", and that everything would be fine. The happy child bounced over to the stylist's chair.  I though nothing of it other than that the child looked like a young Blake Lively with Goddess like hair.  About 30 minutes later I heard sobs. The little girl was curled up in a ball in her mommy's arms sporting a new mullet hair cut.  Her gorgeous long tresses were gone - she now looked like Joe Dirt.

Now, this is a high-end New York salon with seasoned stylists. I don't know how this happened, but I do know how it might have been avoided... A PHOTOGRAPH.

Time and time again I hear stories of hair color gone wrong, up-do's gone bust, and hair cuts that caused emotional breakdowns.  I have had my fair share of my own until I had the epiphany (and no-exceptions policy) of bringing a photo to my salon appointment.  It is difficult for any stylist to interpret exactly what a client wants without a picture.  No process is too small for this rule, as witnessed with the aforementioned little girl. I went in to the salon once and asked for bangs... I left with a bi-level bob.  Apparently what I described and what the stylist heard had some major discrepancies.

Let your clients browse your best work & styles on a tablet -
BRILLIANT way to insure a HAPPY Client!
Clients:
The easiest thing to do is have an album of styles you like on your smart phone or tablet.  ALSO print the photo out for your stylist. This is VERY important.  My favorite haircut in the world came from an attentive stylist in NY that referenced my photograph 3-4 times during my haircut - she propped it up at her station!  If you put your phone or tablet away - pray your stylist has a photographic memory.

My friend just took her teen daughter for Ombre highlights at a popular salon. I told her to take a picture - because Ombre can be light or heavy, and some like it to start higher that lower. She didn't listen, and they have been back to the salon 2 times now to correct the color. Teens are very particular about their style... especially since some are overly critiqued by their peers.

Great Advice for Hair Stylists & Colorists:
If your clients are not proactive in bringing photos of what they want, have some contemporary celebrity or entertainment magazines on hand for looks.  Ideally, just like restaurants have their wines on iPad to peruse, it would be great to have your most popular looks on a tablet for clients to browse through as well. Also, a tablet is a great way to take photos of your work and have it on hand to showcase to new clients.

Ultimately this means your clients will have a higher rate of satisfaction, you will have a less stressful time interrupting and your tips and referrals will boom!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Classic Barbershop Vibe with Pure Spa Direct

Even though we are in a time where everyone is all about the next big thing: what is new and shiny or fast,  I prefer to take it back to the classic times... when I go to the barbershop that is. The times when barbers used to shave you with the old fashioned razors, not the new buzzers.  Pure Spa Direct has those old fashioned razors as well as the Barber Strops.  Something about the vibe in a classic barbershop gives a trusting feeling that when your there you don't have to worry about your hair, because by the time they finish, you will be satisfied.  For all those barbershops that have that classic feel to them, visit Pure Spa Direct  -we have the items you'll need to keep the old times coming.