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Spring Trends: Create a Perfect Faux Bob
The faux bob is a perfect way for clients to go from long to short without all their tresses ending up on the cutting floor. Whether she's test-driving a new style, or simply wants to change it up for the evening, help your client achieve a gorgeous faux bob with these steps from KMS California Artistic Director Sonna Brado: 1. Prepare hair by curling it with a 1.5” barrel iron, spraying KMS California HAIRPLAY dry wax on each section. 2. Next, lightly back-comb the crown to give volume.

Hair Trends: Time to Shine
Spring is just around the corner (finally!) and the sun won't be the only thing shining this season. Hair trends are leaning toward high-gloss hair color and beautiful, shiny styles. Whether it be a low ponytail, slicked back roots, or beachy waves, the glossier, the better! Tiffany Conway, owner of CoCo Cheveux Salon, gives her tips on how to get the polish.

There are very few hairstyles more iconic than Joan Jett's rock and roll shag. It's cool, it's edgy, and to be frank, it borders on a mullet. This season, the haircut is back with a modern update, as seen on the F/W 2013 Marc Jacobs runway. Joi Rooks, KMS California Artistic Team Member and owner of fresche salon in Atlanta, GA, shows us to achieve what she calls the mod mullet. "It's super easy to maintain and it’s really chic. The back is slighter longer than the sides like a mullet, but the styling makes it fresh and modern." 

Hairstyles How To: The Messy Bun
The messy bun is feminine and edgy - and hot, hot, hot!  Joi Rooks, KMS California Artistic Team Member and owner of fresche salon (Atlanta, GA), shows how to do it.

Hair Styles How To: Undone Fishtail Braids
Whether they're prepping for end-of-summer getaways or getting ready for back-to-school, your clients are sure to want to try these undone fishtail braids. Teaching your guests a new braid is a fun way to connect with them, so their experience in your salon is more than just a hair cut, and they're more likely to come back to you in the future.Sonna Brado, KMS California Artistic Director from Jaazz Salon in Spokane, WA explains how to do it:

Hairstyles How To: Easy Wave Set
Looking to create added texture while blow drying? Joi Rooks, KMS® California Artistic Team Member and owner of fresche salon (Atlanta, GA), has a technique that creates casual waves in minutes. “This is an easy wave set that can be done on long hair while blow drying – it adds a lot of volume and texture in a short amount of time,” explains Rooks. Easy Wave Set· Apply KMS® California ADDVOLUME® styling foam to damp hair for long-lasting body and KMS® California HAIRSTAY® style boost for long-lasting support.

 Hairstyles How To: Creating a Foundation for Updos
In addition to creating updos on platform, for shoots and shows, Joi Rooks, KMS California Artistic Team Member and owner of fresche salon (Atlanta, GA), also crates updos for proms, weddings and special occasions behind the chair. Here’s her secret for creating a solid foundation for any updo.“The key to any successful updo is the foundation – I like to expand texture to transform hair into a wool-type fabric for rolls and cushions,” explains Rooks. Foundation

Hairstyles How To: Reduce Frizz with Twiddling Technique
Twiddling is a great technique for controlling naturally textured hair and for creating texture that explodes with volume. It controls curl and smoothes the cuticle, reducing frizz and adding shine, while pumping up volume. Joi Rooks, KMS® California Artistic Team Member and owner of fresche salon (Atlanta, GA) and Lori Panarello, KMS® California North American Artistic Team Member and owner of I.d salon (New York) say Twiddling takes time, but it’s worth it. 

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