Shampoo bowls and styling stations added a unique flair to the portable that was brought in for the cosmetology students. Yet, the setup was neither alien to Cathy Heighter Moore or Latosha Fowler. The two had visited Flagler Technical Institute on the campus of Flagler Palm Coast High School at the hair salon modular.
Master stylist Moore, responding to an invite from instructor Adrienne Harvey, keyed into teaching five students the techniques of hair weaving. She explained that even clients who have long hair opt to have hair weaved to create the shorter look. A simple weft will add color, length, and/or texture.
Moore explained the whys involved in cornrowing for sewing in the hair and the different types of hair that are available to clients. Moore highlighted that hair extensions are better, technology is better, yet the right hair must be searched out to purchase.
Hair care advice
She broached the subject of sterilizing needles because a needle can prick a client, causing blood, and if a needle is not sterilized, blood can pass from one client to another. Moore has committed her instructions to video, including the disciplines of Eurolocking, bonding and fusions – the alternatives to braiding to attach the weft.
Fowler discussed delivering the best locks, sleek styling, and the accent of having hair on a cap that can be taken off at night. She invited students for instructions at her salon.
Stylez by Latosha specializes in hair, nail, and skin-care services. Her shop is at 703 State Street (U.S.1), Suite 4, Bunnell.
Moore’s services range from expert hair weaving, replacement techniques to Nubian knots, relaxers, curly perms, in addition to straw sets, spiral sets, and the old-fashioned press and curl.
Passionate about hair care
Fowler and Moore are cousins, and because of Moore, Fowler became passionate about beauty care while attending high school in Wyandanch, N.Y.
Moore advised students that she started to do hair in her basement. She opened her first salon in 1985. During her peak, she had nine operators, five shampoo girls, who turned out 40 customers a day with Moore doing the cutting, styling and finishing – and working on five or six customers at a time. Moore received a business management degree.
Fowler learned fast. She opened her shop in 2009, and attends beauty trade shows, while producing hair and fashion extravaganzas. The students also learned the importance of being enterprising, having insurance, Social Security, and retirement income.
The setup wasn’t foreign either to Harvey. The educator is a successful hairstylist. She was named Teacher of the Year for Adult and Community Service in the Flagler County schools. Gov. Rick Scott appointed Harvey to serve on the Florida Board of Cosmetology, which is responsible for licensing and regulating the industry.
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