(Editors note: I don’t think he actually calls it hair kata – but doesn’t it sound cool?!)
There’s this stylist, Mogi, who I have never met but have seen a bunch of videos from on the internet. I think he’s the bees knees. But I’m absolutely sure if I showed any of his stuff to my classmates they would laugh and ridicule him! (Silly teenagers!)
This is the latest video he’s posted, and he shows the movement and body positioning he teaches in his class, which I totally dig. A lot of people would scoff at this much attention to detail, and say that it doesn’t matter how you do things. I’m not one of those people.
This type of training reminds me of a famous story about a Florentine painter from the late middle ages:
“When the Pope sent a messenger to Giotto, asking him to send a drawing to demonstrate his skill, Giotto drew, in red paint, a circle so perfect that it seemed as though it was drawn using a compass”
A few more videos from him in an earlier post: Cool Youtube Video: Short Concave Cut