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Dina Culotta, Artistic Director for Ladies and Gentlemen Salon and Spa in Cleveland, Ohio and Vivienne Mackinder art team member shares this raw and edgy collection. While Dina is usually drawn to soft "Victoria Secret" hair, photographer Abe Robinson, owner of Blind7 PHotography, tends to create work with an element of darkness. The team worked together to combine both worlds. The result was both glamorous and edgy at the same time!Dina Shares Her Tips:
Hair extensions have been growing tremendously in popularity, now comprising an estimated $3 billion dollar business annually. Just Extensions, Los Angeles' first hair extension bar, is now offering a certification training program in order to help hair professionals obtain the skills they need to expand their business and earn a lucrative income by becoming an extensions expert. The Academy by Just Extensions offers hair extensions certification courses to professional stylist, cosmetologist and vocational students.
The extremely popular ombré trend has led to a dramatic increase in interest and recognition of the Balayage technique, an age-old professional coloring technique that allows colorists to unleash their creativity and produce beautifully colored hair. Despite its growing popularity, however, the Balayage technique has still only been truly mastered by a few colorists across the country.
The beauty team of Jaime Queenin and Rita Carda of Olivia Taylor Salon in Anaheim Hills, CA recently created two new makeovers. Both transformations showcase the use of hair extensions to produce dramatically beautiful results, and each look was styled two different ways to highlight the versatility of the gorgeous makeovers. Click through to see the two before-and-after looks! [pagebreak]Aubrey
During winter time, most of our clients like to wear a darker color - even blondes out there may wish to deepen their color, and it’s certainly preferable. It’s just more of a natural appearance to have brighter color when it’s really sunny outside during the warmer months, and a richer, deeper tone when it’s gets colder. Often a reddish tone is a lovely choice to add into color during winter time – again, both to blondes or to light brunettes – if the skin tone can carry it.
Recently, Tim Telles, owner of Tribeca Salon, along with his brother Wayne Telles, owner of Family Afhair in Whittier and mother Terry Telles offered their services to their community by spending their day off cutting and coloring hair at The Village of Hope on Tustin in Orange County, CA. Tim's salon Tribeca has a 4-chair salon space at the transitional housing facility to serve the 190 men, women and children who live there. At "86-years-young," Terry has her beauty license, and joined her sons in giving back to the residents of The Village of Hope.
AG Hair recently announced two significant promotions within their dynamic Marketing & Creative Department. Samantha Shamash has been promoted to the role of Marketing Director for AG Hair. Drawing on 7 years of experience in the advertising and branding industry, along with an MBA in marketing strategy, Samantha brings expertise in building brands and fostering business growth. At AG Hair she will oversee the marketing department developing new products, go-to-market strategies, branding and promotional campaigns.
Studio C. Salon's newest collection, "Juxtaposed," focuses on versatility with sixteen different, two-for-one looks. The Irvine, CA based salon's approach allows for multiple ways to style the same head of hair, and is therefore ideal for the many moods, occasions and desires of each woman. Click through to see the gorgeous looks, and the how-to's from the Juxtaposed collection. [pagebreak] Nadia
It takes a lot of creativity and effort to perfect the awe-inspiring hairstyles seen on Fashion Week runways. The environment backstage is often hectic and always busy, but Fashion Week stylist Jenny Balding has learned more than a few techniques and tricks to create gorgeous looks under pressure. Here, she provides her useful backstage tips that any stylist can try in the salon: