Barbers looking for a way to manage busy Saturday morning queues will rejoice at the latest self check-in technology released by Shortcuts Software. With its newest addition, Shortcuts has taken the agony out of queuing by making it possible for clients to check themselves in online before they arrive, and track their wait-times on a revolutionary real-time integrated wallboard. As well as online check-in, Shortcuts also allows guests to sign in via a tablet or PC in the waiting-area, serving as a virtual receptionist.
American Crew is accepting submissions for the 2014-2015 All-Star Challenge, the annual global competition to recognize the best men’s hairstylist in the world. The All-Star Challenge celebrates stylists from around the world, and challenges them to create styles that are modern, expressive and embody the vision of the true American Crew man.
Hair care brand Eufora recently hosted its first annual Beards and Brews event, a Heroic Happy Hour to honor veterans and active duty troops. Held at Eufora Headquarters, the special event offered complimentary haircuts and beard trims, courtesy of the San Diego education team. The night was filled with great hair-styling, good food, new friends and some killer music.
OPI partnered with Jeremy Scott to create a unique nail look for the designer’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015 runway show at Milk Studios on Wednesday, September 10. Lead nail artist Miss Pop worked with the designer’s beachy, hippie inspiration to create colorful patterned nails that accented the collection’s vibrant prints.
Luxury streetwear designer Devon Halfnight Leflufy’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection was filled with sporty separates in fresh and bold prints. Lead hairstylist Joey George for R+Co created two looks with a California vibe to complement the clothes. For the longer haired models, he gave them a strong center part with laid-back, straight hair and an off-center part for the short-haired models.
For the Jack Spade Spring/Summer 2015 collection, Design Director Todd Magill took a more modern approach than in previous years and found inspiration in men in big cities and that moment of transition when they're running from the office to the gym or out to meet friends. "These are the clothes the guy in an urban environment needs," Magill explained. "I've been calling it 'urban utility.'" To complement the collection, Magill and stylist Deborah Watson worked with R+Co's Thom Priano to craft a look that was modern and groomed but still classic and relaxed.
As the lights dimmed in Milk Studios Sunday morning, September 7th, the illustrious crowd that had gathered to view the highly anticipated Public School Spring/Summer 2015 Men’s and Women’s Collections, were treated to an electric live performance from Twin Shadow as models began to make their way down the runway. Anna Wintour, André Leon Talley, will.i.am, Princess Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz, Joe Jonas and Miguel were among those sitting in the front row to view the latest creations by the young brand’s designers Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne.
The inspiration behind the hair looks at BAJA EAST's Spring/Summer 2015 show at New York Fashion Week was, according to lead stylist Kevin Ryan, "A young man/woman that is well-traveled, with a strong nod to Peter Lindbergh's tomboys and girls. The feel is that the hair started with a slick, groomed style [for men] or a pristine blow dry [for women] which has become undone just by living life to the fullest. The hair's texture has an oil and water effect - a mix of dry and sleek textures."
Lead hairstylist Holli Smith has been a longtime collaborator with her good friend, menswear designer Patrik Ervell, who was inspired by the ethos of interior and industrial design for his Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Taking notes from Ervell’s choice of durable and high-tech materials (think weather-resistant outerwear), Smith wanted to create a look that was opposite of the popular wet hair seen on the runways. Instead, she opted for a dry and matte hairstyle associated with the punk and rock scene of the ’70s.
When asked about the inspiration behind the hair for Tim Coppen’s Spring/Summer 2015 show, lead hairstylist Yannick d’Is for Oribe Hair Care replied, “What we’re trying to communicate is a feeling.”