Celebrity hairstylist George Papanikolas, known for transforming the haircolor of Hollywood’s most high profile blondes and brunettes, has joined Matrix. According to VP/ Matrix General Manager Paul Schiraldi, George will bring his talent for creating “must-have” trends for his vast and impressive roster of celebrity clients to the Matrix family, allowing fellow stylists and loyal Matrix customers to get sneak peeks, first looks and insider information instantly on all of the hottest hairstyles and color design innovations.
Traditional hair colors like brunette, blonde and red can be both beautiful and timeless. But not everyone is satisfied with this classic, albeit somewhat limited, palette. Unconventional hues are becoming more and more popular with clients asking for bold colors like deep blues, sea-inspired greens or bright, stand-out coral. Here are a few more suggestions for bold, unique hair colors from the Matrix COLORINSIDER team.1. We All Scream for Ice Cream
A beautiful, rich hair color can utterly transform a person's look and even their mood. But there's nothing worse than seeing that gorgeous color begin to fade, leaving dull, lifeless hair in its place. Help your clients make the most of their color and help prevent unflattering fading with these tips that ensure long-lasting, beautiful hair.1. Skip the Sun
Beginning July 1, when you Facebook, Tweet or Instagram that one special thing that makes you happy, Matrix might make you even happier! That’s because each week, through September 30, 1,000 winners will be randomly selected to receive free samples of the insanely popular Biolage ExquisiteOil --and that’s not all. Thirty grand prize winners will receive an entire year’s supply of ExquisiteOil!
Creatively combining a unique educational experience with a moving philanthropic effort, Matrix Spread the Love Salon Owner Michael Albor of Boston’s The Loft Salon teamed up with Matrix Artistic Director Ammon Carver to raise money for fellow hairstylist Celeste Corcoran, who lost both of her legs in the recent Boston Marathon bombings. Her daughter Sydney was also seriously injured. The Help a Hairdresser Event allowed participants to purchase tickets to observe an actual photo shoot, conducted by multiple NAHA nominees Albor and Carver.
This summer there are lots of fun new ways to spin your hairstyle. Braids and twists are big news and there are dozens of ways to wear them. Here are three top choices from the style experts at Matrix, so go ahead--get twisted, sister!Headband BraidIs it hair or is it a hair style accessory? It’s both when you create a cute headband braid. Here’s how.1. Create a part that extends from the outer corner of your eye to the top of your head.
Get to know the talented NAHA finalists!Name: Nicholas FrenchSalon: Matrix, Global Artistic DirectorFinalist Category: Avant GardeBest advice I ever received regarding my career in hair/beauty: The best advice I ever received was "It is not how much hair you cut, it is what you leave and where you leave it that counts," as quoted by my father, Freddy French (French of London).
Self-tanner? Check. Cute new bikini? Yup. Bedazzled flip flops. Absolutely. Summer’s here and you’re all set, except maybe for your client's hair style. Is your client ready to shake things up and do something a bit different with her hair this season? Here are three quick and easy ideas from the Matrix hairstyle and haircolor design teams.
Sun, chlorine, thermal tools, chemical abuse. Ouch and ouch. Is your hair sending out an S.O.S. this summer? Breathe easy! The hair health pros at Matrix are coming to the rescue!The Damage DoneThe first step in fixing the damage is figuring out what kind of damage has been done. Most women stress over two main types of hair woes. See which of these descriptions make you say, “That’s my hair!”