We have all heard how referencing is inspiration for the ideas that begin in our head and end up on the heads of our clients. As hairdressers we should know what the '20s styles looked like from the '40s, '50s and '60s. But is that enough? Does that make you a good hairdresser? At House of Pop, recreating what's been done isn't called reference—it's called fundamentals. It’s the groundwork, the foundation. What keeps life behind the chair new and exciting for you and your clients? How do you keep the energy going, and avoid cookie-cutter hairstyles and colors? Take a walk and check out what's happening on the streets around you -- people watch, it’s that simple.
Take a walk and learn where the world is going.
- Douglas and Amy McCoy, The House of POp
About: Douglas McCoy is a social media addicted 26-year-veteran hairdresser living the dream at House of POp in Spokane Washington, a salon he created. Through inspirational film and photo he is a two time winner of LoFi video of the year from Hairbrained and has seen his work published in multiple magazines. As a lover of the creative process he has worked multiple seasons backstage and MB New York Fashion Week. As a believer of elevating his craft he travels educating and getting real with fellow hairdressers and industry leaders both solo and as a R+Co national educator.