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Hair Color How To: Foiling Tips from Patrick McIvor
“One thing that sets a good colorist apart from a GREAT colorist is foiling," says Patrick McIvor, Artistic & TechniCulture Director for Goldwell and KMS California. "Almost anyone can section, apply color and fold a foil wrapper - heck even DIY’ers do it - but a true professional has nuances in their technique that elevate their results to professional." Below, McIvor shares some of his tips for different coloring techniques. 

Two Brides by Carolyn Walter
Carolyn Walter, owner of Carolyn’s Salon in Aquebogue, NY captioned a recent photo, “Times are changing. Our first gay wedding. 2 brides marrying each other in September in Southampton. #gaymarriages #southhamptonbrides #carolynssalon,” referencing a trial for a wedding in September. To create two uniquely beautiful looks, Walter and her team used KMS California products to find the best styles to complement the personalities of each bride.Get the Look

Men's Hairstyles: The Modern Day Pompadour
Looking for a contemporary yet classic men's hair look for your clients? Karen Andrea, stylist at Di Rosa Haircare in New York, created this pompadour with a twist that perfectly captures that retro feel while still being modern enough for everyday wear. The versatile cut offers styling variations from a messy, beachy look for the summer months, to a clean, sophisticated style for evening and special events.Get the Look:  1. Section out a horseshoe shape from the recession. 

The New Up-Do: The Hip-Do by Emily Dantoni
Up-dos are not just for the conservative crowd thanks to new trends such as incorporating braids and fun, vibrant colors. Emily Dantoni, stylist at Aurelio Salon in Howell, NJ, creates "hip-dos" that appeal to the most stylish and trendy clients, and just in time for wedding and prom season!

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.

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