HARLOTS UNITE Venice, CA 310/399-6525

// Hair Artist vs. Service Provider//

We all have those clients that come in  knowing exactly what they want. Fumbling through their purse, they pull out 17 pictures of magazine ads and whatever images they may have found on Pinterest.  Just because this hair looks great on that particular model, does not mean that the clients’ face shape, hair texture, density, etc. can support that particular style. Even though we may explain to this certain client that they cannot wear this style, they persist. I have seen many hairdressers try to execute that exact look and the client usually walks out disappointed.


There is a huge difference in being a service provider and a hair artist behind the chair. Service providers ask the client, “what length would you like, how short would you like your layers, and where would you like your fringe to fall”. With those questions you are giving complete control of the service to your client. They can go anywhere, even your competition down the street to receive that type of service, and maybe for a much lower price tag.

At The Harlot we do things much differently.  We are hair artists. We create looks that bring out all of the best features in a client.  This is what sets us apart.

As a hair artist, the client consultation begins before I even introduce myself.  I watch how they walk in the door.  Are they shyly walking in or do they have a lot of confidence? Are they wearing the latest street trends, or are they dressed in business professional attire.  How tall are they? These things can tell you a lot about the vision you are going to create on this particular person.  As I guide my client to the chair I have an idea of how I would like to evolve this individual’s look.

Once in the chair I ask my client what they would like to see with their hair by the end our time together.  Usually they have a vision of what they may want, so I listen to what they have to say. After they have given me the rundown, I always like to share with them what I know will look best on them.  This is the most critical time in their visit. You have to be gentle on your delivery, but let them know what will look best. Clients become afraid of technical terms. We speak two different languages. Use emotional words when describing what you want to create.  Example; rather than saying “angles around your face will look great”, you can say “I’d love to create softness through the front, that will open up your face and show off your beautiful features.” Let them know your vision. YOU are the artist.  YOU have been trained in the technical part. Let the client know what you would like to see, and most of the time they will agree.

This industry is growing at a rapid pace. More and more amazing stylists are coming out of the woodwork.  It’s no longer about being a service provider and giving your client exactly what they think they need; it’s about creating and enhancing beauty on the canvas you are given.

Be different.  Be an individual. Be an artist.

Oliver Shortall @ The Harlot Salon Venice, CA

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"Slow and steady wins the race"
Corrective color can be a very daunting task in the salon for clients and stylists alike. I will be sharing a few tips for clients and hairdressers on how to get the most out of the service.
CLIENTS
Please understand that stylists are fixing a problem with your hair. This type of service takes time. Do not expect to walk in with non-professional black hair color and walk out a platinum blonde. It can take multiple visits to get the color that you dream of.
Please clear your schedule for the day of the service. Corrective color services aren’t your typical tint touch ups. I usually book 5 hours, depending on the extent of the service. You will thank your stylist in the end for taking their time.
Clients, please do not call the salon the day after you service saying that you are ready to go lighter, or you still see unwanted pigment in your hair. It is important that you give your new color time to breathe.
And finally clients, please stay calm during this process. Negative energies and attitudes can rub off on your stylist and cause unnecessary stress, resulting in a color that may not be all it was meant to be.
STYLISTS
First and foremost, take your time! When I am performing a corrective color service I tend to stick with very low developers or heavily diluting my lightening powder with developer. It is important to slowly lift out unwanted pigment as to not blast the cuticle apart.
Please make sure you are formulating for the different tones and levels that may appear. The hair will, more than likely, not lift evenly, as their are probably multiple color processes hidden in the hair. Make sure you are paying close attention to contributing pigment as well as your complimentary colors.
DO NOT give your client false hope that they will walk out with the exact color that they desire. Remember, you are correcting a problem in the hair. The first corrective color visit is about getting that head of hair closer to the client’s desired result.
And lastly, if you don’t feel comfortable performing this service then PLEASE don’t do it. Corrective color requires a technical eye with an extreme understanding of how color works.

If you want to learn more about corrective color please visit The Studio LA to learn the Wella way of color.

It’s just a few short steps from the farm to the salon …

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If you think there isn’t much in common between what it takes to run a farm and what it takes to succeed in the world of fashion and beauty, well … then, you’d be wrong. Oliver Shortall can tell you that both take a work ethic bigger than a barn and a level of fortitude and fearlessness higher…

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Thank you to everyone who made this possible!!!!!

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