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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling (August 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402726546
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402726545
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 8.6 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #536,990 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Don't go to some over-priced salon the next time you or someone in your family needs a haircut--do it yourself at home instead! Look at the color photos of everyday people--not models--pick a style, and see how to create it. There's something for all ages and tastes, as well as for short and long, curly and straight hair. And when you know some simple tricks of the trade--such as the proper way to hold a scissors and comb--no one in your family will ever have a bad haircut again.
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81 of 82 people found the following review helpful By Mindy VINE VOICE on April 1, 2007
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My husband's hair grows faster than mushrooms on a damp night, so you can imagine how much it would cost to keep his hair trimmed. He used to just wear it long but that's no longer practical. I had been cutting his hair, but all I could do was give him a buzz cut with the clippers, or this strange cut that made him *look* like a mushroom.

I guess I wanted more inspiration.

I liked this book because it covers hair styles for men, women and children. Most of the styles are simple enough for beginners but there are also more advanced techniques included such as layering and blending. Also, the styles are not trendy at all. You won't find the Rachel cut, or the Farah Fawcett shag. Instead these hairstyles are classic and should endure for years and years to come. Also included in this book:

* How to do bangs, blunt and curved.
* How to do a blunt cut for short, medium or long hair
* How to do layered cuts for short, medium and long hair
* Children's haircuts for boys and girls
* Four classic men's hair cuts
* Hair preparation, cutting angles and how to establish guides

I'm a visual learner and the tons of photos really helped. I also liked that the photos were of real people with all shapes and sizes of faces, with all types of hairs. Not the professional models where every hair cut would look fabulous on them.

An added bonus is a section that gives recipes for shampoos, rinses and hair moisturizing treatments. The author argues that it is sometimes cheaper to make your own haircare products and that many manufactured products have a petrolatum base which can build up in your hair.

All in all, I have been very satisfied with this book. It covers everything about the basics and hair care to boot! It does not have a huge selection of styles to choose from, however for my purposes, it is more than adequate.
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55 of 57 people found the following review helpful By purplebubba on October 2, 2004
Format: Paperback
Note: My review is for the 2002 Edition. There is also a 2005.
I ordered this book from Amazon. I feel this is a great book considering that most haircutting books use illustrations to show how to cut hair and this one uses pictures of people. The book also has some recipes for making your own products. I also like that this book is written in layman's terms so anyone can learn. It may not have more advanced cuts but it's a quality book. You can't get much better info unless you watch a video or take a class. It has step by step instructions for the following,
For Children:
Girls' one-length cut / Girls' medium one-length cut / Boys' one-length short cut.
For Women:
Short one-length cut with bangs / Medium one-length cut with bangs / Long one-length cut / Short layered cut /
Short layered wispy cut / Short one length cut with layered back /
Medium layered cut / Long layered cut.
For Men:
Short cut / Short layered cut / Medium layered cut / Clipper cut (very short).
There are also plenty of pictures of other styles that aren't step by step.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Carol Brantley on April 5, 2002
Format: Paperback
given to me by a friend, this is a fabulous, easy to follow book. Whether you want to cut your own (and your family's) hair, or just wonder how it is done, you will find this guide very helpful.
Best one I've seen. A great buy!!
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By T.K. on April 8, 2003
Format: Paperback
The book is o.k. if you happen to need to cut hair in a style that is pictured. There are only a few styles in the book and the approach is much the same for all of them. I would strongly recommend looking through the book first at Borders before ordering.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 29, 2003
Format: Paperback
I was very pleased with this book. It clearly explains how to cut simple, attractive hairstyles. I gave haircuts to two family members this evening following the directions in this book and they came out looking great! It was so easy thanks to this book.
Not only did the haircuts look nice, I saved...doing this at home. I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants the convenience and money saving of home haircuts without sacrificing professional looking results.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By S. Winterer on March 11, 2002
Format: Paperback
This book is great for the person who cuts their family's hair anyway and wants better technique, for the person who is interested in cutting hair, and for someone who wants to learn more about natural hair care products. I thought the photos were great and made the tips easier to follow. The author did a great job of bringing a lot of information together in a readable format. Well done!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Nicole Culver on April 3, 2002
Format: Paperback
This book is so easy to read and follow along. I've been cutting friends hair for a few years, but now I finally feel like I know what I'm doing! I'm really excited to try out some of the great recipes in the back of the book too.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jacqueline A. Lewis on August 26, 2006
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This is a good picture book but very basic. It's enough for me but if you want tons of styles to choose from this one is not for you.
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