Category Archives: Women’s Trends

BEHIND THE SCENES: Chris McMillan on MODERN SALON

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Get the Behind The Scenes view as Living ProofCelebrity 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.

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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!

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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.

DO DON’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

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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 VillaTo see more from Sam Villa,check out this video.

 

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2014 Met Ball Style Roundup & How-Tos

2014 Met Ball Style Roundup & How-Tos

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

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ELIZABETH OLSEN
Textured half-up, half-down

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BLAKE LIVELY
Modernized victory roll + romantic waves

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MARY-KATE & ASHLEY OLSEN
Sleek pony and low bun

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SARAH SILVERMAN
Ornate, low bun

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SOCHI 2014 HAIR: Olympic Inspired Figure Skating and Speed Skating

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Wella Professionals will be creating a full service hair salon at the P&G Family Home for The Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, situated in the Olympic Park. Building on the huge success of Wella’s activity at The London 2012 Olympic Games, the brand will be fielding twelve top colorists and stylists from around the world who will travel to Sochi to be part of an elite team providing hair services to beautify athletes and their families.

The dozen Wella stylists selected are a part of Wella and Proctor and Gamble’s inspirational ‘Thank you, Mom’ campaign. Building on the positive events at the London 2012 Olympic Games, the stylists will be extending their expert color services, styling and hair treatments to the athletes taking part in The Winter Games as well as their biggest supporters, their moms.

In the run up to this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, some of these top stylists have created a hairstyle inspired by one of the sports represented in the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. In the how-tos below learn how to re-create these Figure skating and Speedskating styles created by Canadian Wella Hairdresser Fay Linksman.

“Figure skating and speedskating – two of my favorite winter sports which have inspired my two styles,” says Fay Linsman. “For one, the structured elegance of a figure skater and for the other a fast, adrenalin-fueled speedskater.”

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THE GRAMMYS: Beyonce Knowles’ Ultra Sexy Chin Length Bob

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Music’s biggest night celebrated the 56th Grammy Awards and stars showed off their “gotta get it” hair styles! Jenny Balding, NYC Cutler/Redken Styling and Grooming Expert, says one of her favorite looks from the night was Beyonce Knowles’ ultra sexy chin length bob. “This looks amazing because of the colors throughout…dark roots into dark blonde into bright blonde ends.”

GET THE LOOK:

If your client has curly hair:

STEP 1: Create a middle part when wet.

STEP 2: Apply a curl enhancing cream throughout from roots to ends.

STEP 3: Air dry or lightly dry using a diffuser on low speed and low heat from underneath so as not to create volume at the roots.

STEP 4: Shake out with fingers.

If your client has straight or wavy hair:

STEP 1: Use a medium-sized curling iron to re-create this look.

STEP 2: Prep hair by misting a light hairspray all over to create texture to the hair.

STEP 3: Create a middle side part and using the curling iron vertically and wind small sections all over making sure to keep the top on the flatter side.

Make Your Career Move and Climb the Beauty Industry Ladder

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This is the perfect time to begin planning steps to maximize your talent. Because of technology and globalization, opportunities for beauty professionals are more diverse than years past. Beauty professionals are choosing to continue their education by pursuing college degrees and enrolling in business certificate programs to support their entrepreneurial ventures and aspirations. Also, high school students who chose the traditional 4-year college route are graduating with degrees, yet choosing to reenroll in school to follow a career within the beauty industry.

We all learn in beauty school that professionals can determine their salary. I remember my cosmetology instructor telling our class in her raspy demonstrative tone, “It’s up to you; don’t depend on anyone else! Give yourself a raise!”

This statement is true, but takes hard work and tenacity. A career move up the beauty industry ladder requires continued education. Expose yourself by exploring the various types of beauty career options. There are 8 beauty career genres: entrepreneurial, freelance, educational, salon and spa, marketing, sales, creative, and trend.

Make your career move in 2014!

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