for colorists & hairstylists.
APRONS FOR COSMETOLOGISTS, HAIRSTYLISTS & COLORIST
WE PURPOSEFULLY DESIGNED KNIFE & FLAG APRONS FOR COSMETOLOGISTS, HAIR STYLISTS, AND COLORISTS TO PROTECT YOUR CLOTHES FROM THE EVERYDAY HAZARDS OF WORKING WITH HAIR. WHETHER IT'S CLIPS, COLORS, OR TRIMS OUR FUNCTIONAL POCKETS AND SIGNATURE NON-POROUS FABRIC ENSURE YOU’LL BE GETTING THE JOB DONE WHILE FULLY PROTECTED FROM DRIPS, SPILLS AND ERRANT HAIRS.
KNIFE & FLAG...YOUR INDUSTRY’S GOLD STANDARD.
How I Became a Colorist
Caitlin Ford's Story
"I am a 28-year old hairstylist, in the industry now for 8 years. I do hair full time from my studio, The Rainbow Room, at Chop Shop St. Louis. I also educate other professional stylists throughout the world through my online program Color by Caitlin Ford. When I was a teenager I started hacking at my own hair...coloring my own hair...and I had friends who eventually asked me to do their hair as well. I had always been really into drawing and painting so doing hair just felt like an extension of those things onto a new canvas."
A Day In The Life Of A Colorist
"Being a colorist is fun and rewarding because every day is different, and every client is different. Being constantly challenged in this way keeps my job fresh and interesting to me. I love when someone brings in a photo of something not hair related and asks me to translate it into wearable art for them. I also love creating big transformations for clients that involve completely changing their cut and color for a style that compliments them in a way they haven't experienced before."
Challenges & Influences
"It's not easy, and it's not a hobby. It's legitimate work that leaves my back, wrists and knees sore at the end of every day. Occasionally I'll have friends ask me for free work or discounts, which I always decline. I've even had clients ask me if I plan to go back to school to earn a degree in a more "legitimate" field, which is just about the most offensive thing you could ask me. I love my job, it's hard work that I enjoy doing and make a good living with...I wouldn't change it for anything."
"Locally Caitlin Tyczka (@caitlintyczka) and Kristina Cheeseman (@kristinacheeseman) are two of my best friends and biggest mentors in the industry. We share a lot of ideas and learn so much from each other. There are tons of incredible hairstylists who show their work on Instagram who greatly inspire me, such as Philip Ring (@phildoeshair), Ursula Goff (@uggoff), and Roxie Jane Hunt (@roxiejanehunt)...just to name a few."
Why Knife & Flag?
Knife & Flag Aprons For Colorists And Hairstylists
"We've always had aprons in my industry, but none of them had a look that appealed to me. I like the Knife & Flag apron because it has a cool, industrial look to it. It's also much higher quality than most of the aprons available in my industry. My client's even ask me about it when I wear it. I am using the Core Apron in Black and I love it! It's nice to have pockets to keep supplies within reach, and a place to wipe color from my hands if I need to. It's also great that it keeps my clothes color and hair free! I would definitely recommend Knife & Flag aprons to anyone in my salon or industry who is looking for a better apron. The quality cannot be beat."
Aprons For Hairstylists
BOTH OUR NON-POROUS APRON AND CORE APRON FEATURE OUR SIGNATURE CROSS-HARNESS STRAP SYSTEM. THIS SYSTEM, DESIGNED AND METICULOUSLY TESTED BY OUR FOUNDER, TATTOO ARTIST AND SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR, SEAN BALTZELL, GUARANTEES AN EVEN AND COMFORTABLE DISTRIBUTION OF EVERYTHING YOU HAUL IN YOUR APRON. KNIFE & FLAG...CARRY YOUR WORKLOAD WITH CONFIDENCE AND STYLE.
Aprons For Colorists
THE KNIFE & FLAG NON-POROUS APRON IS MADE FROM A RUBBER-COATED, DENSE WEAVE POLYVINYL FABRIC. THIS FABRIC IS ULTRA-DURABLE, WATERPROOF, BLEACH PROOF AND HAIR-REPELLENT. THE RUBBER COATING MAKES CLEAN-UP A BREEZE.