The cutting school resumed after a break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we welcomed a new first grade middle school girl to our school.
On the first day of reopening, it was just two of us, a fifth grader and me. Since we hadn’t practiced in two months, the student had forgotten how to move the legs, so I taught her how to move the legs one more time.
I suppose it’s same for many hairdressers, that we tend to concentrate so much on cutting hair and then forget the most important part, the position of the lower body. Just like in sports, when you forget to be aware of your lower body, your work becomes just a temporal technique, and you will later struggle to create hairstyles.
It was disappointing to see the training had to suspend due to the COVID-19 situation, as the student had been growing steadily, but I would like to teach her the importance of legs positioning once again.
To me, the children of the school are the future of the beauty salons. It would be my greatest joy if I can inspire hairdressers who are currently working in beauty salons by watching these students grow.
The work of today’s beauty salons is done based on sensitivity, feeling, and emotion. The future of beauty salons will change drastically if we all understand and practice the importance of the very basic fundamentals that the students are learning.
I am looking forward to that day and will do my best to focus on teaching.
To conclude, we still don’t see when this pandemic situation will end, but we don’t want to forget that people all over the world are in the same boat. Let’s not give up and look forward.