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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.

 

 

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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.

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Modern twist

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Textured half-up, half-down

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BLAKE LIVELY
Modernized victory roll + romantic waves

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MARY-KATE & ASHLEY OLSEN
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SARAH SILVERMAN
Ornate, low bun

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Manic Panic: Meet Founders Snooky and Tish

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.

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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.

NEW HAIR COLLECTION: “!PoP!” by Adam Sculnick

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Matrix Professional Haircare and Color Artistic Educator Adam Sculnick took inspiration from the 1950s pop art movement for his latest collection. He shared his color formulas, styling techniques and his thoughts on the collection with MODERN.

“The bold colors, contrasting textures and impacting images of the women of cartoons and 1950s pop art trend inspired !Pop!,” Sculnick says. “My collection of colors, cuts and styles are crafted after legendary trends like Jessica Rabbit, Roy Lichtenstein and the Archie comics.”

Sculnick says this is his largest project to-date and was excited for the challenge of recreating classic cartoon imagery in a modern, evolved way.

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.

2014 Spa Trends To Watch

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Each year The Spa Association (SPAA) publishes a global trend report for the spa-goer demographic including wellness, hospitality, spa beauty and even travel firms.

Whether you are a student in esthetics school, employed as an esthetician, an owner or even perhaps a spa-goer, you will find some great gems in this years data.

Melinda Minton who is the Executive Director for SPAA gave a quick run down that the Miladyteam thought you might find interesting. For the full Trend Report click here.

Trending:

Green Branding and Guilt Free Consumerism
Spa and Wellness Technology
Smart Wear
Spa Travel
Fast or Slow Spa
Beauty vs. Wellness
Global Brain, Local Tribe
Wellness, Spa Medicine and Longevity
The Enlightened Spa
Ultra Luxury

Truth be told, I think each and everyone of us longs to be cared for, pampered, and shown understanding. As consumers desire to live longer, healthier lives continues to grow, so does the need for life’s little luxury’s. Take for example the trend for ‘fast and slow’. While some consumers will seek a total immersion experience busy professionals and overworked soccer moms, will give rise to express services. How might you bring a little luxury to express services and capitalize on this trend?

I challenge you to read this report and ask yourself how you might apply some of these trends to your own business. Whether it is a direct application or simply a concept, every beauty professional can find a way to connect and improve the quality and care of everyday services.

I’d love to hear what you’ve come up with. Go ahead…toot your horn and share what you are going to apply to your own business.