Undercutting has really come into its own, I think the latest interpretations, will make this technique be around for some time to come. It has almost reached essential status, that is to say I think it will be taught in hairdressing colleges, once they have cottoned on to how to teach it and put it into the curriculum. One of the benefits of being in the salon, is you can implement changes to fashion and emerging trends immediately.
In the very near future I will be producing a DVD of the undercutting techniques and show some of the applications and advantages when applying this technique to different haircuts.
Hair color is being used these days to enhance haircuts, specifically different colors to match various hairstyles. This is nothing new, hair color has always been used to enhance a hairstyle, it has now been refined, to think of how best to show off various haircuts with color. An example of this would be strong geometric shapes would now use a strong hair color, black, damson, or a crimson hair color with a depth of a 3-4.
As cutting being free from the restraints of yesteryear, and learning to cut hair by numbers becomes a thing of the past, it follows that hair coloring will also be freed up color palettes. One way of progressing from this will be to ever look to permanent waves, not as we know them now, but use partial head perms in conjuction with hair color.
It will be interesting to watch and develop how hairdressing will move forward, I have always found it prudent to understand what has gone before, look at older hairstyles and put a now-a-day twist on them. For competition or photographic work, I do not think you can go far wrong. If you would like to learn more about hairdressing as a career, follow the link.