Get the Behind The Scenes view as Living Proof Celebrity Stylist Chris McMillan finishes his model for MODERN’s August cover. In this video, you actually see McMillian finish the hair as he shares tips. You also get to see his photoshoot set-up, including his fave products and tools. As a bonus,Ward, editorial superstar and Living Proof Co-Founder, adds his two cents. If you like McMillan, you will LOVE this video.
By Helen Oppenheim via www.modernsalon.com
I have always been into art. The movies. Events. And whatever is happening in the world. These have inspired the hair and photos in my collections. I always liked to work with a concept and a narrative for the collections I art directed. Not just a collection of photos hardly speaking to each other!
This worked with full pages in magazines all over the world. Sixteen here, twenty-three there. Four or five often. Full pages that is. How? Why? Well, the collections were very strong visually. Not just for the hair, which was always researched before the studio, but also for the photos, which were planned like a movie. Then, all the hairdressers I liked to work with always tried to innovate, even if a small detail, not copy what others have done over and over. It is easier to do a load of what I call nothing. But so very much better to do something …more. And to be original.
All hairdressers, especially colorists, should know their art. If you do not, you will never truly be world-class. Cubism and Surrealism inspired me at Vidal Sassoon, Art Deco and Magritte at La Coupe, Check the website. I’d take an exhibition, an art movement, and then work with the hairdressers to modernize the look but keep to the theme. Why don’t you try it for your next collection?
Here’s one idea. Be inspired by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec. La Belle Époque. Art Nouveau. A beautiful era which started in Fance and Belgium around 1871 and ended in 1914.
The pre-eminent artist of Belle Époque Paris was Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) and he could inspire a Belle Époque /Art Nouveau trend with his exhibition at MoMA Museum, NYC, from July 26, 2014-March 1, 2015.
Featured, his famous prints and plenty to inspire all in the fashion and hair worlds. There’s 19th century Parisian life – the social salons, the culture of gastronomy (think Maxim’s), ice-skating, horse racing at Longchamps and, of course, the dance halls, the Can-Can, Moulin Rouge, the brothels and prostitutes – all could inspire you. As could Lautrec’s muses, Yvette Guilbert, La Goulou, Loie Fuller, Jane Avril and everything Époque and Art Nouveau. Lautrec hair was often in bright orange or red or yellow, the styles fitting in with today’s casual looks, one of which could be Gibson girl hairstyles of the era, then you can go to Edwardian looks.
Click the photos here and see some of Lautrec’s work at MoMA, also Art Nouveau hair ideas, blouses, shoes, graphic letters and two photos kind of Belle Époque I selected from my website, www.helenoppenheim.com Check under each photo for more information, some links to the website and some books on the subject.
By Lauren Quick | 07/01/2014 10:06:00 AM – Via ModernSalon.com
Maintaining healthy hair can be difficult in the summer. Between sun, salt and chlorine, your clients’ hair can take a major hit.
5 TIPS TO HEALTHY SUMMER HAIR
Oils can be hair’s best friend in the summer. Get one that’s light, like Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine, to deliver restorative and protective properties. Good for second- or third-day hair and adding shine.
“Take advantage of the braid parade,” Villa says. The trendy style is great for a day by the pool or at the beach, and in the evening just unbraid for beachy waves and curls.
Avoid high heat with tools in the summer–hair is already fragile during these hot months. “Stick to medium and color-treated temperatures,” Villa says. “And slow down to speed up. Slow down the pass with the iron so heat is directed to the sections of hair that need to be altered; it prevents unnecessary wear on hair and styles it much faster.”
Make sure your client doesn’t leave the salon without an anti-humidity, frizz-proof hairspray. Villa recommends Redken Fashion Work 12 Versatile hairspray; it’s formulated with vitamins C and E to protect hair and prevent color fading, and it provides 24-hour humidity resistance and 8-hour control.
Blondes especially tend to need help in this department. Pump up shine with a gloss (a la Redken Shine Flash 02 Glistening Mist). It has vitamin B5 and camelina oil to boost hair’s natural shine and control frizz for an ultra-polished look.
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Via ModernSalon.com – At the 2014 Academy Awards, the leading ladies might have stolen the show, but the Oscar men definitely gave them a run for their money. While we bid adieu to the man bun seen at The Golden Globes, this year’s Oscar style went dapper with delightfully tailored, neatly coiffed men’s looks. Here, are a few of our favorites.
THE SIDEPART: A classic and clean cut with a precision sidepart. This look features sides of the hair that are kept longer and not as tailored.
As seen on: Jonah Hill, Leonardo Dicaprio, Jason Sudeikis
THE ANTI-POMP: Relaxed and stylish, this look features longer hair at the crown and shorter hair on the sides. Subtle-volume is created for extra height and dimension.
As seen on: Channing Tatum, Chris Evans, Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt and Mathew McConaughey
OTHER STANDOUTS: Jared Leto’s Ombre Waves and Michael B. Jordan’s Classic Fade
It all started in 1977 when sisters Snooky and Tish Bellomo offered interesting, fun and eclectic items in their St. Mark’s Place store in NYC. No other store could compete with their hot and fun beauty products so the sisters ran with it…especially their fun hair colors. Credited with beginning the trend (and a leader in the category), devoted fans still count on Manic Panic to help them express their own color wheel. Cyndi Lauper, a fan of the yellow, once called in a Manic “Panic” as she was low on her stash.
When not attending trade shows, Snooky and Tish (not hairdressers) perform as back up singers in a rock band, but it appears their true passion is sporting vibrant hair colors. Snooky always stays in the blue family while Tish stays pinkish, but loves to play around.
MODERN caught up with the ever fabulous Snooky and Tish to learn about their own shades and to learn more them. They really are fantastic.
Karine Herrin, a Master Stylist and Extension Expert at I’m Beautiful Salon in Salt Lake City, Utah, posted this photo of her client on INSTAGRAM and we loved the use of extensions for length and balayage for contrast and a soft ombre. We contacted her to get her steps, formulas and products used so we could share with you. Here it is!
STEP ONE: All regrowth, which was a natural level 7, was covered using TIGI Copyright Colour with 21 grams of 7/0 and 7 grams of 6/34 with TIGI’s 8.5 volume cream developer.
STEP TWO: Next, Karine used TIGI True Light Lightener with TIGI’s 20 volume cream developer in diagonal back foiled slices going up both sides of the head.
STEP THREE: Allow to process under heat for 25 minutes.
STEP FOUR: After rinsing out color, while still at the shampoo bowl, Karine balayaged all the ends with True Light Lightener and 30 volume cream developer for about 15-20 minutes.
STEP FIVE: After she was rinsed and dried, Karine put 1.5 rows of Natural Beaded Row Hair Extensions to add body and a little more length. She used Bohyme extension hair, colors 27 and 27/30.
STEP SIX: The style was finished with a 1 inch curling iron.
Products used: TIGI Hair Reborn Resurgence Shampoo and Conditioner, S Factor Smoothing Lusterizer, Catwalk Sleek Mystique Haute Iron Spray, and Catwalk Session Series Finishing Spray.
It seems like everything is looking up in today’s industry news, positive outlook for the industry, Frederic Fekkai and.. men’s facial hair transplants:
Salon and Spa Industry Sees Solid Gain in Fourth Quarter 2013 (modern salon)
Increases in staffing, traffic, and retail led to the increase in the last quarter of 2013. This means things are looking up for 2014! Read about it on modernsalon.com.
Frederic Fekkai Dishes About More Than 20 Years of Luxury Success (LATimes)
After more than 20 years of success send high end products that are coveted by from hollywood consumers to Missouri, Frederic Fekkai dishes about his customers, his brand and whats next.
More Men Getting Facial Hair Transplants and Everyone is Talking About It (NPR)
Apparently there has been a huge rise in men’s facial hair transplants over the past year. Do you think this is because of the enourmous popularity of men’s hair and grooming over the recent years?
On Instagram #healthyhairdresser, @modernsalon asked how you managed your salon career while pregnant and, wow, did you respond! Even for those of you who had to cut your hours, you told us that the baby’s worth it, of course! Whether you add back those hours or you continue to work less once you’re a mom, children are a game-changer. Some of you had to go on bed rest, and some of you lost clients. We appreciate all of your comments, negative and positive, but here we’re sharing some of the encouraging messages to help anyone who’s currently pregnant see that there’s a career still there when the nine months are over!
Make sure to check the print issue of MODERN SALON in April, where there will be a full Healthy Hairdresser article about the impact on your career as your life cycle continues to roll.
eileen_marie: Loved everything about it! I’m very fortunate to have a career in hair. Three babies later and still have my clients.
melissaannm: It was tiring, but I was able to work right up ’til the end. Helps to make the time go by faster….I talked about it with my clients for months and had them prebook all their appointments with one or two girls in my salon who knew and could easily attain their formulas. When I came back, I shortened my work week and worked longer days. Didn’t seem to lose many—maybe a few, but I think that’s the name of the game anyway.
ashleysaysno: I found some clients went missing after I came back from maternity leave, but they’ve come back a few months later when they realized that they weren’t going to get the same level of service and quality elsewhere.
jovita_gwilliams: I worked up until I went into labor—my husband was literally emailing and texting clients from the hospital to reschedule them. I was back to work after a month :( I love this business, but people don’t realize it’s difficult at times when u have children. We don’t have the luxuries that people have that clock in from 9-5—paid vacations, sick time, days off on Saturdays. Oh well…
duhsavannah: I worked right up until I went into labor. It was absolutely exhausting working being so pregnant, and on top of that I went back to work in 3 weeks. It was tough, but in our industry if you don’t work you don’t get paid. I’ve cut down my hours and days to have more time with my children, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I lost some clientele due to not working late nights, but I’ve gained back new people to replace those who couldn’t work with my schedule, so all in all it has worked out wonderfully!
nicolemoore: Just had my first baby. Worked until a week before my due date. Came back to work 3 weeks after delivery. During the busy season, I lost a few clients, but that’s inevitable. Now I’m as busy as I ever was and have a wait list. I work the same hours I did during my pregnancy so I can have some family time. It’s a good balance for me.
levitownes: I lost some clients when I went back to work after my maternity leave, but I increased prices and now work fewer hours. Clients will always be there, and now I have something that I can come home to. It’s also nice to go to work when you have a baby, because it gives you your time to do what you love.
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Salon owner, hairdresser, and owner of Cool Beauty Consulting, Bennie Pollard has made it his mission to spin the positive among those who come in contact with him on a daily basis. Pollard, a multiple NAHA winner, is the owner of the award-winning Hair by Bennie and Friends Salon in Louisville, KY, and creator of BennieFactor andGAGE FOR MEN products.
In this hair collection created by Pollard called b Confident, it features integrated layering which provides freedom and movement to the hair, and perimeter layering which provides subtle graduations. Utilizing these advanced layering techniques showcases the brilliant tone-on-tone dimensional color. With layers, texture and personality, b Confident is a modern view of this pivotal decade.
Hair: Bennie Pollard and his Cool Beauty Consulting Team: Paula Henson, Lindsay Simanek, Christy Sowder, Rachel Ehringer, and Brittany Griffith
Make-up: Lesa Miller
Photos: Ed Brown