When asked in my intro phase of beauty school at The Cinta Aveda Institute what my ideal client would be my reply was “A Mullet.” Of course this response was greeted with an array of interesting remarks. My classmates where confused, curious, and frankly just flabbergasted! Why would any respectable stylist choose or even wish to create a mullet on their client, to show their skills in such an abstruse way, business in the front…party in the back?
This is the tale of my favorite hair cut in beauty school and its profound inspiration and relativity to how creating a look out of a hair cut can make someone’s day. On January 18, 2014 (the year of the horse, FYI) I had an open afternoon schedule, and asked my Gamma teacher Nasha to keep my books open so that if there was a walk-in guest I would be able to take them. Sure enough not more that 15 minutes later I had a women’s hair cut ascending to the third floor, little did I know this guest was one that I had been dreaming of from the very start. As she sat in my chair and we began our consultation she got straight to the point.
Now Sarah was a young lady with mid length, virgin hair, and beautifully strong features. She wasn’t your normal edgy hipster, or any other type of fashionista that screamed “I want an edgy look” so you could imagine my surprise when she bluntly stated: “I want a mullet.” Now it took a moment for me to process this request, but once I did the excitement was overwhelming! We concluded the consultation and where on our way in creating a Rhianna inspired Fashion Mullet! Using my razor throughout 90% of the cut giving it a softer more feminine feel, with an extended forward flow, and a stylish piece-y finish, the moment I spun the chair around for her to take a look her reaction and enthusiasm was better than I could have ever anticipated. Not only did she love her cut, I had made her day giving her the look that she wanted. Little did Sarah know that she had made my day.