Hairstyles, like fashions, come and go as each new generation tries to break away from what came before. Over the past century, hair has evolved drastically, with certain looks mimicking those of a previous era while others are truly new and innovative. Of these styles, some prominently stand out, both because of their ingenuity as well as their connection to cultural change and revolution. From women's suffrage to the Civil Rights Movement to personal identity, hair has served as a reflection of society and forward progress.
Andis is releasing its first styling series, the American Legacy collection, featuring looks that can be achieved with the company’s clippers and trimmers and highlighting six hair makeovers of people who work at the company. Andis educators Kenny Duncan and Jason Potchen, created the Classic Taper on Anel from machine shop, a Crop and Pixie on Shirley and Jenny both from assembly, a Classic Side Part on John from shipping, the Fauxhawk on social media expert Travis (below) and the South of France on Riko from machine shop.
Vintage low side-parts, hints of the blow comb era and anti-gravity notions pique the interest of American Crew's forward-thinking, experimental groomer. He is The Independent.
Classically treated perimeters are fitted with disconnected interiors, allowing you to mold and sculpt new movement within the shape. Through the bold use of gels as working product, The Independent honors both the traditional and the editorial stylist, imparting the confidence to create contemporary structures of sophisticated design.
What happens when suave meets edgy? In the world of men's hair, the result is revolutionary!
Stylist DJ Victory created the Suave Sophisticate collection to merge seemingly opposed esthetics, for an overall head-turning effect.
"I wanted to show a men's collection that was cool, a little over the top but wearable in the right situation," says DJ Victory.
And as for the stunning photography?
"You can't go wrong with black and white—it brings out the detail of the hair!"
Fisticuffs: A Collection by David Boyd for Sam Villa
For a recent Pantone 2014 concept photo shoot, hairstylist Rebecca Taylor created three gorgeously bold, colorful looks based on Pantone's "Radiant Orchid," "Hemlock," and "Cayenne." Says Rebecca, "I use Iso Active Lift to lighten and my 'naturals' mainly Joico. As for my fashion shades, I use custom mixes of Pravana and Joico Intensities, using clear as a base and adding/combining the pure pigments to achieve the lighter tones of mint and coral."The result is beautiful, rich, vivid color, perfect for those who love to stand out.
Inspired by the "colorful and dark sides of one's personality," hair stylist and salon owner Marko Simunovic created a stunning collection featuring a play between bright, vivid color, and gorgeous, shiny darks. With sharp lines and bold shapes, paired with complementary makeup looks and perfectly over-the-top fashion, the collection, "The Black Orange," is a wonderful mashup of light and dark, soft and strong, playfulness and seriousness.Behind the Scenes:
Xiphium Salon in Leawood, KS recently conducted a stunning spring 2014 photo shoot entitled "Soul Purpose," that emphasized rebellious beauty with four transformative looks. Says owner Vilma Subel, "Soul Purpose was created to question and redefine our individual perception on what makes us beautiful."
Valentine's Day is just around the corner and whether they're going out to a candlelit dinner, or having a romantic night in, chances are your clients will be looking for the perfect hairstyle for the occasion. Get inspired with these 9 gorgeous up-do's created by real stylists, and make sure your client looks and feels her absolute best!
[Hair by Robyn Tornabeni]
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Be Clarked luxury haircare products is proud to launch Vain, a revolutionary strong-hold hairspray, and accompanying it is their new spring collection. The Earthly Eclipse Collection embodies natural elements obstructed by man-made textures to create a new definition of beauty. Representing a new interpretation of style, the looks in the collection include unexpected style in reinvented themes, such as Aquacouture, Golden Goddess and more.