This is a turning point for our industry. A non-professional was able to buy "professional-use-only" products and make a how-to video via YouTube that recommended using those products to lighten/bleach and tone her hair, while completely ignoring the manufacturer's instructions. Her video, which included harmful and dangerous information received 1.2 million views. As a salon professional, I created a video pointing out why what she did was unsafe. Now my video has been removed from YouTube, and I have been threatened with legal action.
For the past few years I have been showing my support to women with cancer by donating my hair to various charities that provide wigs to those in need.
Blondes aren’t the only ones having fun… beautiful brunettes turn their share of heads with radiant tones ranging from rich caramels to decadent chocolates. We certainly don't want our clients to be wearing boring brown...Now is a great time suggest fun color enhancements and take them from drab to fab!
We are privileged and excited to present a guest blog from Lydia Sarfati, a true pioneer in the beauty industry. Sarfati is the CEO and Founder of skincare and haircare giant Repêchage. She opened the Lydia Sarfati Skincare Academy in Secaucus, New Jersey, and continues to develop ground-breaking beauty products and services for the industry.
Here, Sarfati reveals some of the secrets to her success—specifically, how you can develop a mission statement for your business and cultivate your image. We hope you enjoy!
The hairnet, although today thought of as a cafeteria mom’s must-have, has a very significant ‘hair story’ in women’s history. During World War Two in the 1940s, women joined the workforce in droves, taking over jobs traditionally done by men. By mid-1943, nearly 90 per cent of single women and 80 per cent of married women were employed in critical work for the war effort. Of course the elaborate long hairstyles of the time proved hazardous on the job.
When planning our education - whether it be digital, online or show/classes - and when creating mood boards for editorial shoots, it’s always an inspiration to look at what happens on the runways.
Recently, the world of hair had its collective eyes set on New York Fashion Week to see how the designers chose to further express their collections’ statement through hair.
At the beauty parlour, we wanted to design looks from the Spring / Summer 2014 Runways and produce beautiful and importantly, wearable, styles for the everyday girl. For the styles below, we used clients at Jennie Kay Beauty to reinforce just how easily these looks and trends can be created.