Hairmaven DVDs 4 comments


Here comes a review!

I got the Hairmaven Modern/Classic and Mens Werk dvds a litte bit ago, and I’ve been meaning to do a write up for awhile now. They’re great.

I’ve seen a lot of dvds (Sassoon ABC’s, several Sassoon collections, Tigi, Rusk, Toni & Guy, Aveda, Pivot Point) and Hairmaven’s stand out from the rest in how much useful knowledge I came away with. It’s easy to dismiss hair cutting dvd’s, because after you’ve seen a few, you’ve usually seen them all – most dvd’s are just walkthroughs of a  few haircuts, and the ones that try to teach you something just don’t do a very good job of it. None of the “cutting system” type DVD’s I’ve watched have thrilled me.

But Hairmaven’s are an exception to the boring DVD rule! Watching his DVD’s, it’s almost as if he filmed a regular haircutting DVD (step by step taking you through various haircuts), and then decided to record a commentary that adds another ton of awesome info to the DVD. It’s not just some monotone, apathetic young british voice over girl describing the sections and partings he’s taking – it’s Russel describing what he’s doing, why he’s doing it, things that happened in the past when he tried different methods, anecdotes, and all sorts of good tidbits.

I’m giving the Hairmaven DVD’s my unsolicited endorsement. 2 thumbs up! Check Hairmaven.com and click on the link at the top that says Store (Just, you know, in case you couldn’t figure that out) to browse. I really particularly recommend the Modern/Classic DVD if you can get it.


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  • stephen

    what did you think about toni & guy videos?

    i just graduated from a sassoon school and our curriculum was the ABC’s which was a great foundation, in that it teaches you the techniques of line, layers and graduation in their purest forms. i asked why we were learning techniques vs actual haircuts and the idea of it is that haircuts change with the times and thats why you see houses like toni & guy, put out, new “classic” collections every 4 or 5 years. if you know technique you can create/recreate anything.

    my issue is stringing everything together, so i’ve been trying to find some videos that have really sound basic cuts.

    • Overdirected Post author

      From what I’ve seen of them (Which isn’t that much), Toni & Guy seemed about average. I’d like to point out though that Sassoon puts out new collections of haircuts every few years too!

    • Raven

      Ugh…I know Stephen! I have the same issue. It is sorting out through asking instructors to death, watching youtube cuts and watching others in the salon when I have time. I have a great friend whose pretty famous stylist in my parts and he is helping me as well. Good luck, we will get there!

      Raven