BEHIND THE SCENES: Chris McMillan on MODERN SALON

MODERN's August cover

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.

3 Dos and Don’ts for Healthy Summer Hair

By Lauren Quick | 07/15/2014 9:57:00 AM – Via ModernSalon.com

Of course someone named Natasha Sunshine would know how to keep hair at its healthiest during the sunny summer months!

Healthy Summer Hair

The Pureology PureArtist knows that UV rays, pool chemicals and extreme humidity that summer is known for can cause breakage, dulling and out-of-this-world frizz. Below are a few of her suggestions for keeping hair healthy in the summer.

DODON’T
 1. Use a hair masque (try Pureology Strength Cure Restorative Masque) at least twice a week to give your hair an extra dose of nutrients. 1. Skip using a leave-in conditioner and thermal shield (like Pureology Colour Fanatic) before blow-drying. It’ll keep your color from oxidizing and Colour Fanatic in particular has 20 beautifying benefits.
 2. Toss a leave-in conditioner in your beach or pool bag to spray before you swim or bask in the sun. 2. Blowdry your hair every day. Summer is a great time to embrace air-drying for wavier locks (they’re very on-trend, you know)!
 3. Mix an ounce of your daily conditioner (Sunshine recommends Pureology
Strength Cure Condition) with a bottle of water. Shake until milky and spray onto hair, then tie into a knot to protect from chlorine.
 3. Skimp on deep-conditioning. Condition every time you wash and use a masque for a minimum of 5 minutes on a weekly basis.

5 Summer Hair Solutions from Sam Villa

Summer Hair Solutions from Sam Villa

 

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.

Advise him or her to change hair care habits with the season (hello, retail opportunity!) with help from Sam Villa, founding partner of Sam Villa and Redken education artistic director.

 

5 TIPS TO HEALTHY SUMMER HAIR

1. PROTECT
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.

2. SET
“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.

3. TEMPERATURE
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.”

4. SPRAY
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.

5. SHINE
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.

Sam Villa

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2014 Met Ball Style Roundup & How-Tos

Met Ball Style

It makes sense that the annual Costume Institute Gala is one of the most glamorous evenings of the year; the Met Ball kicks off the Metropolitan Museum’s fashion exhibit at the Costume Institute. With great fashion comes great hair, and we have a selection of some of the best, most fashionable styles from the 2014 event.

MAGGIE Q
Modern twist (Get the look)
ELIZABETH OLSEN
Textured half-up, half-down (Get the look)
BLAKE LIVELY
Modernized victory roll + romantic waves (Get the look)
MARY-KATE & ASHLEY OLSEN
Sleek pony and low bun (Get the looks)
SARAH SILVERMAN
Ornate, low bun (Get the look)

THE OSCARS INSIDE SCOOP: Interview With Chris McMillan

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Living Proof Spokesperson and Celebrity Stylist Chris McMillan is a regular hairdresser for Hollywood A listers and this year he created the Oscar look for Kate Hudson, the beauty at the top of everyone’s “HITS” list. Above and beyond her gorgeous Versace gown, Hudson sported the winning “do” of the night, soft, elegant, long side swept waves.

I got a chance to chat with McMillan the morning after the awards show to learn more about his “hits” and “misses”. Ever the gentleman, McMillan did not want to find fault with any single finish (although he DID say he would love to get “hold of Jennifer Lawrence to give her something a bit more age appropriate…younger”), but he does offer some insight and his fave trends from the Oscars.

“No one leaves her house unless she feels she looks good,” he told me. “But humidity really did play a factor this year. As you know it was raining all day and some of the artists had to go heavy with product or totally change the look to be safe.” For Hudson, McMillan went heavy with Living Proof Flex (“It is my must have and use product”) and went big. “I mean BIG,” he says. “I knew it would fall a bit in the car and did that so it would be perfect by the time she hit the red carpet.” McMillan armed Hudson with a comb and a can of Flex to keep her locks in place for the six hour Oscar red carpet and ceremony. “I was not with her for the show so she had to do her own touch up backstage before she went onstage to present.”

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As far as his own “hits” list, McMillan says “I come from the school of ‘touchable’ hair…never helmets… and my favorites all fall into that category.” McMillan offers his favorite looks from the night:

FAVE SHORT LOOKS: Charlize Theron. “It was effortless and elegant.”

FAVE UPDO: Meryl Streep. “So simple. I loved her low chignon.” (McMillan also loved Julia Roberts chignon)

FAVE HAIR ACCESSORY: For McMillan it was a no-brainer…”I loved how Lupita Nyong’o used her headband as jewelry.”

FAVE LONG LOOK: Kate Hudson. “I hate to say it…because I did it…but it was perfect and really expressed the trend well. It was modern and fashionable,” and far from a helmet.

Via ModernSalon.com

ON INSTAGRAM: Lovely “Before & After” with Extensions, Balayage

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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!

 HOW TO:

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.

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Prairie – The Collection by Sassoon Academy

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Click the photo to see the entire new collection!

A hot desert wind blows through Sassoon geometry this season disturbing and provoking its iconic house codes!

Inspired by the expansive wilderness of the old American West, the Prairie Collection journeys through the arid deserts of Arizona; the wild open prairies of Nevada and the raw red earth of New Mexico meeting a series of the frontier’s pioneers along the way.

Geometric outlines are interrupted with sawtooth sectioning and barbered fades. Overlapping tousled lengths combine with extreme overdirection to create a tough texture with a storm-swept feel. Clear design is pointed into and blown about; edges are sketched and appear undefined.

Color sectioning is flowing and organic taking its shape from the desert flowers of artist Georgia O’Keefewhose palette of bone white and carbon is combined with the artisan jewellery of the Navajo. Turquoise and tourmaline meet silver and rose gold; dusty pinks combine with smokey quartz to create subtle shifts of tone.

  • Credits:
  • Hair: Mark Hayes & the International Creative Team
    Color: Peter Dawson & the International Colour Team
    Make up: Daniel Koleric
    Photo: Colin Roy

Pregnancy at the Salon

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!

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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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HAIR COLLECTION: A Wink and a Nod to ’70s Hair Styles

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Via ModernSalon.com

Salon owner, hairdresser, and owner of Cool Beauty ConsultingBennie 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.

CREDITS:

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

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