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.