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20 August 2021
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The essential products you need as a hairdresser or barber when you start college.

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Starting your training as a hairdresser or a barber is always nerve-wracking, especially as you begin to learn your trade, so it’s important to always be prepared. Before you even begin to discover the techniques of cutting, colouring and styling, there’s the big decision around what you need to have in your basic kit. These essentials will be required every day as you begin to colour and style, and that’s why we’ve put together the ESSENTIAL COLLEGE KIT just for you.

Starting your training as a hairdresser or a barber is always nerve-wracking, especially as you begin to learn your trade, so it’s important to always be prepared. Before you even begin to discover the techniques of cutting, colouring and styling, there’s the big decision around what you need to have in your basic kit. These essentials will be required every day as you begin to colour and style, and that’s why we’ve put together the Essential College Kit just for you.

With over fifty-five years of experience supporting professional hairdressers and students, we want to make sure that you get all of the help you need right at the beginning of your career. That’s why our kits are designed BY professionals FOR professionals because, after all, that’s what you are.

What’s in the Essential College Kit?

Colouring, bleaching and mixing

The essentials for any colouring or bleaching treatment have to be your bowl, brush and beaker. These form the basis for a successful application. The Salon Services collection offers products designed by professionals for professionals and, while the whole range is competitively priced, it’s guaranteed to never compromise on quality.

Wide Tint Brush

The straight dense bristles allow for a smooth, fast and even colour distribution on a variety of techniques, such as a full head or balayage. It also features a durable plastic handle that offers added grip and support while preventing wear and tear.

Measuring Beaker

With a 100ml capacity, and featuring both millilitres and fluid ounces, this is a vital hairdressing tool to precisely measure hair colour and developer.

Tint Bowl

Essential for mixing and applying hair colour, the tint bowl comes in a sturdy plastic design to minimise tips and slips, and its black colour provides maximum contrast for mixing brighter tones.

Professional brushes and combs

One of the most important decisions that every hairdresser has to make is which selection of brushes to invest in. Professional quality is key when choosing these, which is why we’ve created a brush and comb starter pack just for you. By combining Denman, Sibel, Salon Services and Pro-Tip, you have every combination that you could ever need.

Dress Out Brush

Used to manage long hair and create up-dos, dress out brushes feature stiff bristles to provide extra grip and control when adding volume to hair, while the pin-tail handle ensures accurate sectioning.

Ceramic Brush

Available in a variety of sizes to suit different hair types and styling techniques, such as curling fringes or adding volume,. the brush’s ceramic coating emits negative ions that help to seal the hair cuticle, lock in moisture and neutralise static.

Paddle Brush

Ideal for detangling, smoothing and blow-drying all hair types into a flat style, the paddle brush’s air-cushioned pad allows for comfortable styling as the nylon ball-ended bristles glide through the hair without pulling on the scalp. For extra control, paddle brushes feature an anti-slip handle.

Your clips, grips and pins

If you’re creating a stunning wedding hairstyle, or sectioning your client’s hair ready for a full colour, then you’re going to need some simple tools of the trade. Sectioning clips, butterfly clips, and hair grips are your must-have essentials, and you’ll need a lot of them! With the clips in packs of 12 and the various coloured grips all coming in an amazing box of 500, you’re guaranteed not to run out in the middle of a service or a lesson.

Hair Grips

Grips are an affordable option to hold the hair down securely when creating elaborate hairstyles, such as up-dos or buns, and feature protective plastic ends to prevent breakage or scalp irritation. These are sold in multipacks to make sure that you’ve always got plenty to hand.

Butterfly Clips

Made out of durable plastic and featuring easy-grip handles, butterfly clips have rounded teeth that add extra hold in the hair while preventing breakage.

Metal Clips

Metal clips feature pointed tips to create clean sections and extra grip to keep the hair in place while when cutting, blow-drying or styling normal to fine hair.

We’ve thought of everything

It’s important to take responsibility for your own essentials, and this includes your water spray bottle and your aprons. It’s never a good look if you have to borrow your neighbour’s spray bottle, and you might need it at short notice, so it’s best to always have your own. The same goes for your aprons. If you’re doing a colour or a bleach then it’s just as important to protect your own clothes as it is to protect your client’s. When you’ve got a full diary you don’t have time to change outfits, so that’s why we’ve included them in the Essential College Kit.

Spray Bottle

Spray bottles are used for a variety of services in the salon, including pre-styling hair and cleaning salon equipment. The nozzle and ergonomic grip allows extra comfort and even distribution when dampening hair prior to cutting/styling or adding oil on curly types. The lightweight aluminium container ensures long-lasting durability and sustainability.

Apron

Aprons are essential to protect your regular clothes or salon uniform from staining caused by hair dye, bleach and other hair products.

We would love to be the first choice for all of your hairdressing and barbering needs, so don’t forget to also take advantage of our Student Trade Card. It gives you up to 25% off the normal retail price of anything extra that you need for college or for a freelance service. You’re going to have a lot of friends asking you to cut and style their hair, so give them a professional experience with Salon Services.

Stay up to date with all of the latest hair and beauty trends by visiting Beauty Talk, our online space for hair and beauty professionals just like you.
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