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TRENDSPOTTING at America’s Beauty Show in Chicago

Thousands of beauty professionals will be gathering together at America’s Beauty Show this weekend (March 22-24) in downtown Chicago at McCormick Place. MODERN’s editorial team will be reporting on the latest beauty trends seen on the show floor, main stage presentations, workshop education and more.

Make sure to check out MODERN’s Facebook,Twitter and Instagram and our ABS events page on modernsalon.com for all the news coverage straight from the show! This year we are offering a number of opportunities and prizes at MODERN’s Booth #1747: Sign up for our e-newsletters (by giving us your e-mail) and you will get a personalized MODERN on-the-go car charger! If yousubscribe to our monthly magazine you will walk away with a MODERN insulated Healthy Hairdresser lunch bag! * Modern will also be debuting our America’s Beauty Show video at our booth and on the ABS Runway! Make sure you stop by to watch and see what you can get if you subscribe. * Stop by and pick up a free MODERN SALON, SALON TODAY or FIRST CHAIR magazine orour 2014 editorial calendar.

Shop MODERN Raffle Gift Basket — get it only at ABS 2014!* Join our Shop MODERN Raffle, where you could win a $300+ gift basket full of educational products (dvds & books)! Plus, we giving away one of our hottest items…drum roll please…a Scissor and Comb necklace! Simply fill out your contact information (or give us your business card) and you will get a chance to win. The drawing for the gift basket will be at noon on Monday. Please try to be there for a photo opp! (The Raffle basket features educational products from these artists: Jeanine FultonJamie CarrollEric FisherJeff GrisslerNeil Ducoff and Greg Zorian.) Do you offer a breast cancer awareness program at your salon or support cancer awareness in some way? Do you know someone (a client, friend or relative) affected by cancer? The beauty industry has strong ties with rallying around this cause, and City of Hope will be stopping by MODERN’s booth to show their support. GET FEATURED IN MODERN SALON by stopping by our booth and sharing your story. BeautyBASH! It’s the hottest ticket in town at America’s Beauty Show and MODERN Editors will be there! Join the industry’s stars and hundreds of your peers for a fabulous evening celebrating the incredible talent of beauty professionals. The evening recognizes the winners of the 2014 ABS STARS Photo Contest, and you will get a special sneak preview of this year’s fashion and hair from the RUNWAY @ ABS artists. Luis Alvarez of Aquage will also show the secrets behind the 2014 ABS Collection. All proceeds benefits the Cosmetologists Chicago Presidents Scholarship. Saturday, March 22, 2014 On the ABS Runway Cocktails: 5:30 p.m. | Show: 6 p.m. Cash Bar

All BeautyBASH Talent Showcase winners came together for a grand musical finale in the 2013 show.

ALL-STAR TREND TALK PANEL: Before you catch the BeautyBASH, come to see and hear what’s new, coming and what clients want. Eight of the salon industry’s Creative Leaders will gather on Saturday, March 22, the first afternoon of America’s Beauty Show 2014 to share their forecasts for fashion and beauty, along with global insights to inspire and empower salon professionals. The Who’s Who Panel and Trends They’ll Talk About: Fabio Sementilli, V.P. Education for Wella, has again organized the All-Star Trend-Talk Panel for America’s Beauty Show, and will serve as Moderator; Jan Arnold, Co-founder, CND – NAILS are the hottest fashion accessory today. Find out why! Mark Hayes, Sassoon International Creative Director – Forecasting Trends from Global Inspirations; Nick Irwin, Global Creative Director, TIGI – The Latest From the World’s Top Runways; Gerard Scarpaci & Randy Taylor, co-founders of hairbrained – Salon Education Trends & How to Get Involved in Your Pro Community; John Simpson, Global Master & Lead Artistic Director, Goldwell – Color Inspiration through Trends; Success through Design and Placement. All salon owners, hairdressers, nail technicians, estheticians, and cosmetology students are welcome.

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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.

Make sure to check #healthyhairdresser on Facebook and Instagram to give us your feedback on our posts!

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

2014 Top Men’s Trends

2014 Men's Trends

Slicked back hair with shaved sides and an undercut back has dominated the runways and magazines since last year. The trend is still going strong, especially for men with wavy, curly, and thick hair that benefit from significant pruning. This clean cut yet edgy look isn’t going anywhere but has constant variations depending on personal style. This style will sit through at least the first quarter of 2014. Click on the photo for the full album!

5 Tips For Stylists: How To Stay Happy

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Via ModernSalon.com

Brittney Carmichael is a favorite with her clients not only because of her skill level but also for her positive vibes that people pick up on. On the website for her salon, OMG Hairstyles in Frisco, TX, Carmichael’s husband praises his wife and all hairdressers: “She’s the person you share your life with who never judges….She’s your friend. Plus she makes you shine.”

As our Healthy Hairdresser of the Week, Brit Carmichael shares her “5 Tips for the Busy Stylist to Increase Energy!” We especially like #5—check it out:

1. Take a 30-minute break! Schedule a break during your busy schedule just for yourself. A quiet and calming 15 minutes does wonders for your overall state of health and happiness!! Follow that with a 15-minute “work window” to return calls, send emails and make product orders.

2. Relax between appointments. Make it a priority to relax your mind and body by taking ten deep breaths before you move on to your next guest. It is a great way to balance the mind and body and prepare yourself to be of service to the next guest. It is our job as stylists to command the energy of the conversation. When we are relaxed, we can help our guests to become more relaxed as well.

3. Grab a snack! Prepare quick and easy—but healthful—foods that you can eat on the go. Chopped-up veggie sticks, fruit, nuts and seeds, granola and hummus dip are great suggestions for grabbing a quick boost of energy in between clients.

4. Stay hydrated! Keep a water bottle near you at all times. As a stylist, we talk a lot with our clients. Soothe your throat by adding a little lemon and honey—or cucumber!—to your water to boost your pH level for increased energy.

5. Think Happy! When you are thinking happy, you are feeling happy. Maintaining a positive mental attitude by choosing to see the goodness in every person will help keep your energy flowing freely. Focus on the beautiful qualities of life—joy, love, peace, truth and kindness.

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.”

Via – http://www.ModernSalon.com