Standardized Teaching is Mantra of ABCH
With 60 manufacturers of haircolor, each using different teaching and vocublary is it no wonder the young beauty school graduates have a difficult time learning haircoloring. It can be very confusing when you have 8 different names for the same thing. Lets take peroxide for an example. How much easier would it be if everyone called peroxide, peroxide. instead we come up with names that make
Using the names of common items like lemons to describe color makes it much easier for the learner to understand. Most important don't teach them all hair is alike, each hair category decolorizes differently they have their own stages of lightening.
it sound special but is not. Developer, activator, catalyst, oxidizer, accelerator and array of other names that tend to only confuse the learner. Its the same with techniques. Bumping the base has become the popular vernacular for lifting the base only slightly to give the hair a better contrast with highlighted hair.
Watching artists putting color on canvas, they use techniques which have established names, names which have become standard among artists. When teaching or demonstrating their work they call the technique they are using by the name used by all artists, they have a standard language
We should not teach creativity, teach technique. allow the student to learn it, refine it then let them become creative on their own.
Above all introduce them to the American Board of Certified Haircolorists curriculum and examination. It is the fastest easiest way to learn haircoloring. We all utilize the same language.
Shame on you manufacturers who do not support certification. We all benefit from a more knowledgeable workforce that can make clients happy.