I think we can all agree that not everyone should be granted the First Amendment Right. I know, I know, that would be considered “unconstitutional.” Freedom of Speech is great, unless you have a disgruntled client that goes online and writes a review that is a complete lie. Has this happened to you? Because it has happened to me, more than once, and each time it made me feel like a complete failure. I have had an employee that I fired go online and pose as an unhappy client and write a horribly untrue review. Lie.
Do you know your A,B,Cs of natural budget beauty? Check out these tips for clever beauty products from A to Z!
Apples: Apples contain Malic acid which act as a natural astringent.
Beets: Natural coloring in beets can act as a lip and cheek stain.
Coffee grinds: Research has shown that the caffeine in coffee grinds helps reduce unsightly cellulite.
Confession: When someone offers me chocolate, I can't say no.
So when I was offered a dye job that would resemble chocolate—in the spirit of fall 2013's dimensional brunette trend—I was way too elated by the prospect to suggest anything else. I was fortunate enough to be in the chair of I.C.O.N. Lab Salon's very own Crystil Olsen, a stylist and educator who's worked with the brand for nine (!) years. And not only that, I got to experience I.C.O.N.'s new ECOTECH permanent haircolor, a creamy and ammonia-free formula with vibrant and rich capabilities. The ingredients?
I recently had the opportunity to revisit one of my favorite Beverly Hills salons: The Private Room. Not only did owner Tina Dizon treat me to an amazing gravity-defying blowout along with a sparking demipermanent "Tiger's Eye" brunette hue (part of the salon's brand-new "The Glossary" bar)-which in and of itself, makes for one fantastic salon experience-but the "service" I experienced at the salon was one of the best.
Did you know that during the 1400s, women would shave their foreheads, pluck their eyelashes and brows completely and whiten their faces and decolletage with ceruse—a concoction of vinegar and powdered lead?
Or that during the 17th and 18th centuries, women used drops from the poisonous belladonna plant to dilate their pupils, purely for the sake of beauty?
That coal tar was the Elizabethan era's answer to eyeliner?
Sacre bleu, it's all true.
It was so great reconnecting with Marilyn Manson on Chris Hardwick's show "The Talking Dead" on AMC! I did Manson's video "Tainted Love" with the cast of Not Another Teen Movie a few years ago and we laughed over the antics that happened during those two days we spent together. He reminded me that I was one of only 3 makeup artists that he'd ever let do his makeup. He usually does it himself!
As a hairstylist who sees clients daily, you’re bound to run into at least a handful of difficult customers, and the more customers you deal with, the more likely it is to happen. Here are six ways to deal with difficult customers and avoid awkward situations. Follow these tips and you may even earn a new loyal client!
Sam Villa, Founding Partner of the Sam Villa® brand and Education Artistic Director for Redken 5th Avenue, shares his big volume tips!
Lucie Doughty offers a little background on what’s become every stylists’ best friend, the bobby pin.
Each year, the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art holds the Met Gala. It’s like the Oscars for the fashion world - a huge party with a red carpet and the who’s who of the fashion and beauty world, including models, designers, celebrities, photographers and editors. This year, the theme was “Punk: Chaos to Couture,” a trend we also saw on fall 2013 runways of Fendi, Thakoon and Alexander Wang.