Watching your beauty budget due to the rough economy? Didn't have time for that root touch-up appointment? Or maybe you've been thinking about becoming a licensed cosmetologist, and you want to get in a little practice first.
Whatever the case, the licensed professionals over at Bring It Home Beauty have put together a step-by-step instruction video that's easy to follow, with parts filmed in slow motion, so that you can better follow along to recreate salon looks at home. Their Hair Edition Volume 1 ($24.95) is like a crash course in cosmetology, without the weekly blue-hairs or state board tests, of course. To see what I thought of the DVD,
Created by a mother and daughter duo, Angela and Becky Harris, the DVD includes comprehensive chapters on sanitation/safety; styles (French braid, casual/formal updos, blow-drying, and curling); suts (how-to use clippers and shears to cut hair); and color (highlighting and root touch-up). "We believe every woman can look chic for less," they say.
While some techniques are easy to do on yourself (French braid, bang trims), others (like highlighting) are best performed on your guinea pigs. . . er, at-home clients. Although the video itself doesn't have quite a polished feel, with its dated graphics, elevator-style music, and prom-style updos — that's all easy to look past. The ladies dispense great advice on how to DIY at home, particularly when it comes to cutting hair. And for just under $25, you'll get many uses out of their product. And these days, can one even get a decent haircut around that price range?