Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Letter to channel 4

Channel 4,
I am a media student from Weatherhead Media Arts college in Wirral. I am in my second year of my media course and am producing a Documentry about Hair.
I am writing to you to ask for permission to use a section of "Embarressing Bodies" as archive footage within my documentry.
If possible could you please reply with your answer.
Thankyou Sian Crilly.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Timeline of hairdressers


How hair styles have changed over the decades.
18th Century - elaborate wigs, mile-high coiffures and highly decorated curls.
1920s - short, bobbed and waved styles.
1940s - Soft curls falling onto the shoulders or long, wavy natural looks.
1950s - Hair began to suffer abuse however and was teased, sculpted, sprayed, permanently waved and forced into perfectly formed curls. Hair often resembled a perfect helmet and women started to visit salons on a weekly.
1960s - short, back-combed hairstyles that could be quickly styled and held in place with hair spray, softened with a long, feminine fringe.
1970s - Manes of free-falling curls, soft partings and long fringes.
1980s- The long-bob was highly favoured-precisely cut and evenly curled under, a good hairdresser was an essential part of this woman’s life.
1990s - Messed-up hair was very much in but whether long or short it seemed the whole world had definitely gone blonde! Multi-toned highlights, all over blonde – any shade of blonde in fact, even previously brunette models and film stars turned blonde.
Time line of Hairstyles - Men's

How hairstyles have changed over the decades
1920s - The popular hairstyles for men were moustaches and beards. Their hair was flat and plastered down.
1940s - Men in the 1940's usually wore their hair on the long side and all slicked back.
1950s - Sides of his hair slick back and the top cut in long, brush the hair straight back and up.
1960s - Short, clean haircuts - Mods
1970s - Simple hairstyle, where straight hair hangs down to just below the ear and than it is turned over into a soft curl at the ends.
1980s- The watchword for hair in the 1980s was BIG. The 80s was the of the hair band, the crimping iron and the teasing comb.
1990s - This style closely resembled the mullet.

Ethinic Hairdressers.
Training Hairdressers.
People who pride in there hair.
People with crazy hair.
High end hairdressers.
Cheaper hairdressers.
Hairdressers for younger people.
Hairdressers for older people.

Elizabethan Wigs.
Performance Wigs.
Fashion Wigs.
Barraster Wigs - Why do judges were theses?

Interview questions

High end hairdresser- voodou
1. What interested you in being a hairdresser?
2. How long have you been qualified to be a hairdresser?
3. Do you enjoy being a hairdresser?
4. What makes your job so enjoyable?
5. What is the most dramatic hair style you have done?
6. How often do you get your hair done?
7. Do you feel a pressure to have your hair perfect because you are a hairdresser?
8. Weekly how many clients do you have?
9. What is the most common hair colour you are asked for ?
10. Have you ever had anyone not happy with their hair cut or colour?
11. How did you respond?
12. Is your hair important to you? how would you feel if you didn't have any?

Sarah J's hairdressers
1. How many clients do you normally see in your salon?
2. How much do you normally charge for a cut and colour?
3. What is the most popular haircut/Style?
4. Do you sell products in your salon?
5. What is the best seller?
6. What made you get into hairdressing?
7. Hairdressers always come top in a survey for people who enjoy their jobs the most. do you enjoy your job?
8. Who cuts and styles your hair?
9. How long have you been a hairdresser?
10. Is your hair important to you? how would you feel if you didn't have any?

1. Why did you decide to become a trichologist?
2. How long did it take to train to be a trichologist?
3. When did you become qualified?
4. What do you enjoy about your job?
5. How many people do you see a week?
6. What is the oldest and youngest people you have seen?
7. What is the average age of the people you see?
8. On average how much do people spend on this treatment?
9. Do you take extra care of your own hair because of your profession?
10. How are people referred to you?
11. Is your hair important to you? how would you feel if you didn't have any?
Barbers Questions
1. What made you want to become a barber?
2. What made you choose to become a male hairdresser rather than a female hairdresser?
3. How many clients do you see a wek?
4. What is the most popular hair cut you do?
5. How long did it take you to become a qualified barber?
6. Do you enjoy your job?
7. What makes your job enjoyable?
8. What is the age range for your clients?
9. How often do you get your hair cut?
10. How important is your hair to you?
11. How would you feel if you didny have any hair?

Trainee Hairdresser
1. When did you begin your training?
2. How long did you have left of your training?
3. Have you ever done a dramatic hairstyle?
4. What are you already qualified to do?
5. What made you want to get into hairdressing?
6. Do you feel you need to have to have nice hair because your a hairdresser?
7. How often do you get your hair done?
8. Have you ever had a disaster when doing somones hair?
9. Whos hairstyles do you envy?
10. How important is your hair to you?
11. How would you feel if you didnt have any hair?