haircuttingfun (haircuttingfun) wrote,

today's hair singeing video and other misc stuff

At Louise's salon, I set up all three cameras around the three-mirrored room.  I handed both Louise and Kate a white buttoned-up, long-sleeved blouse.  I handed Louise a royal blue tie, the same color as the cape that was used later during the hair singeing.  (The hair singeing was done with a candle flame held close to the wound hair to burn off the split ends.)  I wore a black tie and similar blouse.  Everyone wore a black skirt as well, all blouses tucked in (as that looks much neater).

I was able to tie my own tie, but I couldn't tie Lousie's.  Kate, who has more experience than either of us, did Louise's tie.  (I'm not sure if I got this on tape or not, as this was during pre-production -- I think the cameras *might* have been on, but we were still discussing how to do the scene).

Anyway, for this film, Kate (the blonde from the Caped Women Going Wild video) walked into the salon and sat in the chair.  Before Louise could work on her hair, Louise handed her a tie and said that she'd need to be properly dressed to be serviced in this salon.  Kate put on a matching royal blue tie, the same as Louise's.  The cape was put on her, the candle was lit, and the hair singeing process began.

Afterwards, Kate's hair was shampooed to remove any burn fallen hairs.  Louise brushed her hair as she dried it with a hair dryer.  Then she twisted and knotted the hair up after putting in setting lotion.  Then the hair dryer was lowered from the ceiling over her head.  (Sorry, no hair nets or ear covers were used.  She doesn't have any, and I didn't think to bring them until this moment.  Here the Homer Simpsons "D'oh!" here.)

The dryer was removed, the blue cape was removed, a black PVC comb-out cape taking its place, and dramatic makeup applied.  Then Louise brushed out Kate's hair, puffing it, resulting in a beautiful wave.  Kate's gasped, "I didn't know I had so much hair!"

When her new look is finished, I hand her a red wool tie, telling her that this tie would suit her new look much better.  And it did!  My gosh, Kate looked just gorgeous in the makeup, hairstyle, and the red tie with her outfit (black pantyhose and black high heeled boots too).

We filmed her being spun in the chair, from toe to head, and her walking out as well.  

As promised, here's a before photo of Kate:

Now, here are several afters:  (remember, clicking on the photo will make it larger)

Here's a photo of Louise:

Now a few of me:

Feel free to post these photos where ever you please, but *please* do not alter the photos in anyway.  I've seen a few photos of me where my face had been removed and someone else's face added; that makes me sad, so please be nice.

Now for the wet station.  This was just installed on Friday.  I have to cut the legs of the mirror so that the mirror can rest on top without hitting the pipes.  Once the mirror is up there, I will be rearranging things.  This station is not as spacious as my last one.  :( 

I still need to find hinges for the cover.  And I'd like new handles as well.  I'm having trouble locating them.  I was told I *might* find what I need in a specialty shop.  I'll try to visit one sometime next week or so.

After the video shoot today, I brought two cameras in to be cleaned.  But only one is going to be cleaned.  The other, I was told, needed to be sent to Canon directly.  I am not very happy with the guy who sold me this camera as it has more problems than he said it had (actually he had me believe that there was nothing wrong with the camera.)  So lesson learned?  Always buy camera gear new.  :)

This hair singeing video *may* be available in January or February.  Currently I'm about an hour into the afro perm.  I *want* to have this video done by the end of next week, or at least by the end of this month.

What I hope to do soon, is write a list of everyone who wants to help with my future video shoots (handling the camera, helping to ask the model questions, keeping an eye on continuality, etc).  I know some people only prefer to help with perm shoots or haircutting shoots and etc, so I'll devise a list so everyone is happy.  

One last thing before I end for today, a big thank you goes to John for helping to purchase the outfits used in this video.  And thank you for the ideas too.  I hope you'll enjoy your creation come to life!

Tags: afro perm, camera repair, caped women going wild, hair dryer, hair singeing, hair styling, kate, louise, photos, tie, video shoot, wet station

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