April Love Pro Makeup Academy – Hair Design Program Recap
|After weeks of taking the hair class, I decided to pickup my
hands and let my creativity flow on this bridal updo.
We have a lot of fun in class, and I always look forward to going to class after work to turn myself into artist mode and play with hair. We usually start with discussing the basics of the subject that day, look at inspiration images from web, and then go into demonstrations of techniques before we practice on Zoey. In each class, we will learn and do 3 looks, which is almost the frequency of how fast brides change looks throughout a wedding day (in most Asian weddings that I know)! I think the 6-week program gives you a great foundation for future creativity to blossom; but to master it takes plenty of practice, like everything else we learn in life.
Day 1 – Setting the Hair
Day 2 – Bridal Hair
|Setting the hair to prepare for bridal updo. It’s important to tailor how the hair is sectioned for sets to the updo you will be creating. The direction of how the hair is set plays a big part in the final hairstyle!|
|2 very similar bridal hairstyles using the great texture from the well-set curls.|
|Apparently this is a bridesmaid hair… I would definitely not use this milk maid hair style on anyone! But, learning how to create the twist was a good tip to put in my bag of tricks.|
Day 3 – Period Piece Hair
|Learning how to create the S-wave, and rolling slick smooth pieces for a pin up look.|
|The French twist (which still needs practice to perfect).
And I would love to rock this swoosh bang! 🙂
|A cute side bun and smooth rolled bangs. Lots of pre-50’s techniques on this day!|
Day 4 – Extension
|This class was out of my zone. I had no knowledge about hair extensions, which actually made the class extra interesting. Learned about different types of extensions, and how to apply them.|
|Glue-on extension pieces using bonding glue. On the right there are 2 rows of glue-ons.|
|Here we learned how to clamp on copper bonding beads to create a base for the row,
then we sewed on the hair piece through those beads so that the extension will be secure.
|This extension is probably the method I would use on myself: clip-ins.
We made our own clip-ins using nylon thread and a needle,
and I could totally make myself some homemade extensions now…
Day 5 – Avant Garde Styling
|Created a variation of smooth and crimped texture doing “figure 8” on the entire pony tail!
It’s an awesome technique but man! Talk about time consuming.
|Cool texture created from using the “figure 8” method, and then just tease tease tease.|
Day 6 – Editorial Hair
Have questions about the class? Feel free to ask me in the comments!