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Chalk Pens

Posted by Peter Quinn on Sunday, March 10, 2013,
Chalk pens are great to work with, they are like highlighter pens. They are not made for this application but for writing on windows (for shops and restaurants) but they have no toxins in them we are told by the supplier, its basicly powered chalk in a solution. Heres a rose I did recently. This design is coloured and then shaved in to the scalp.
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Outlining designs

Posted by Peter Quinn on Sunday, March 10, 2013,
You can use eyeliner, poster paint (non toxic of course) and oil pastels. Very easy to do, just go over the cut out lines and they will stand out much better.
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Outlining Using Oil Pastels

Posted by Peter Quinn on Sunday, September 23, 2012, In : Hair Stencil Tips 

Oil pastels are great for outlining the areas you cut out. It gives the design real definition and a professional finish. I often tell people to use eye liner pencil to outline the cut out areas, it’s very easy to do and they can use different colours depending on what they are wearing or just to shake up the look a bit if they go out a lot. I used eye liner pencils for a while but after doing a demo while teaching a class I found the eyeliner ran out too quickly under the heat of the light...

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Which clipper to use for cutting designs?

Posted by Peter Quinn on Thursday, August 9, 2012, In : Clippers and trimmers 

My favorutie clipper at the moment is the Wahl Detailer. There are quality issues though, the wire tends to break close to the clipper my last one lasted just over six months before it broke.

The Wahl Sterling  2
Here is another good clipper for design work, it is more expensive than the detailer and it doesnt cut as close but it is a clipper I use a lot, it is reliable and had the same on...

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About Me

Working with hair for many years. I did my first design in the late 80's and I was hooked. I used templates I made myself from cardboard (from cereal boxes) in the shop doing difficult designs especially for circles. Later on I started to make them up from a plastic I found which I still use today and sell here on the website. Hair stenciling is becoming more popular as the years go by. I have worked on hairshows, tv, fashion shows and regularly have designs featured in the national papers.