Hairdressing changed his life, and ours, forever. Born into poverty of Jewish parents in London in 1928, Vidal Sassoon was honored at a star-studded memorial service at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London this October, just five months after his death from leukemia at the age of 84. In attendance were British fashion icon Mary Quant, actors Jeremy Irons and Michael Caine, and hairdressers from all over the world, including John Frieda, Nicky Clarke, Tony Beckerman, Vivienne Mackinder and much of the team that made history with Sassoon in the 1960s.
Stylists from around the country came together in New York City on September 17, 18 and 19, 2012, for a series of one-day workshops with Oribe. The intimate, 20-student classes allowed stylists to get up close and personal with their icon, learning from him and getting his feedback on their own work. “This was an incredible educational experience,” Oribe said. “Because the classes were so intimate, I really got a chance to work with and get to know everyone. Teaching others is what helps me learn—I’m getting as much as I’m giving, plus, I’m having fun!”
Stylist Jean-Michel Faretra created five completely different looks on one model, ranging from avant garde hair looks to out-of-this-world styles at the Mondial Coiffure Beauté Paris. His inspiration was derived from fantasy big screen films such as Mars Attacks and The Chronicles of Narnia. To achieve these voluminous hair style designs, Faretra used Hairdreams-natural hair strands hair extensions and applied them with Hairdreams’ Laserbeamer System.
Group subsidiary L’Oréal USA has just announced the acquisition, for its SalonCentric division, of the professional distribution business of the New Jersey-based company Emiliani Enterprises.Well established in the metropolitan New York area, New Jersey and Connecticut, Emiliani Enterprises supplies hair salons through a network of representatives and sales outlets open only to professionals.
Check out the photos from the Gatsby Gala at ICA 2012!
Privé's Laurent Dufourg explains his theory on education and how to inspire stylists by empowering them through runway work.
Gina Khan talks about Intercoiffure's Haircolor Council as a platform for colorists to show their work.
Beauty Launchpad's Alyson Osterman-Kerr talks to Oribe about judging the Gatsby hair styles contest.
On October 21 three were killed and four others were injured at Azana Salon & Spa in Brookfield, WI. The injured victims were taken to Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa. The gunman, identified as 45-year-old Radcliffe Haughton, was found dead inside the salon.According to Milwaukee County court records, Haughton's wife, Zina Daniel Haughton, filed for a restraining order on October 8 after Haughton slashed her tires.