A hair stylist is a person who specialises in arranging and dressing hair according to how the clients want their hair to be styled. To do this, the hair stylist must be knowledgeable in different hairstyles and adept at figuring out which style best suits the specific client's facial features. In some cases, the hair stylist may also cut and trim the hair to achieve the hairstyle's desired effect.
Every hair stylist needs tools, products and equipment to do their job. Below is a list of the common hair stylist tools and products that every hair stylist should have:
* Hair stylist shears and scissors. As mentioned, a professional hair stylist may sometimes need to cut and trim the hair to comply with certain styles. This is why every hair stylist should have hair cutting scissors ready to snip small portions of hair.
* Hairpins, clips, bobby (or kirby grip) pins, etc. These are some of the hair accessories that practically every hair stylist uses to help hold the hair up while styling or even as part of the overall hair style.
* Mousse, hair gel, wax, hair spray. A hair stylist often uses these styling products to arrange and hold hair into different shapes and directions. These hair stylist products vary according to the strength of the hold they provide and can also function as leave-in conditioners. While your hair stylist may use various tools and equipment in styling your hair, they often use styling products and apply them on the hair using their fingers. This provides more precision in arranging hair and provides that "professional hair stylist touch".
* Bleaches, tints, and dyes. Some styles may require your hair stylist to dye portions of your hair to provide a full effect. In this case, the hair stylist will use hair dyes and bleaches to give your hair a different shade. For those who want temporary hair colors, hairstylists may use hair tints, which are designed to provide temporary hair color. Another option for those who want temporary hair color is the hair mascara, which functions pretty much like a regular mascara except it's used on the hair and provides color to small portions of hair.
These hair styling products are used by every professional hair stylist, but they can also be used by individuals who want to style their own hair. Hair stylist products are commonly sold in supermarkets, beauty shops and pharmacies.