Jul 30, 2009
The best new straightening product on the market today has arrived and my clients absolutely love it, welcome smooth infusion glossing straightener. It can be used on wet hair or even dry with Hydrolized wheat protein protecting the cuticle from heat damage caused by hot styling tools. And I have found that when we use this incredible product on those clients that want smoother no frizz hair we don’t need to use the flat irons as much saving both the stylist and client’s time when doing their hair. No heavy residues of oils to weight hair down, and by day’s end the hair looks and feels just as it did in the morning, smooth, shiny and still styled. Most straightening products out there have man-made silicones in them, this newest gem from Aveda contains cellulose which is a naturally plant-derived silicon giving the product a fantastic silky feeling to the hands and hair while doing its job in protecting the hair and keeping it straight.
Jul 29, 2009
Jul 27, 2009
Irvine Rusk is best known from the husband and wife team of Irvine and Rita Rusk, renowned for the dramatic creations edgy cuts and colors in the 1980’s to early 90’s, cutting off entire fringes and sculpting out pieces of hair creating shapes and taking the undercut to another levelwith extraordinary textures. Irvine designed the very first texturizing shears called the alpha and beta blades which are still used today to create these intense textures. His images were seen worldwide on magazine covers and inside editorials and as an educator, his shows were regularly sold out. Mr Rusk remains respected for contributing decades to the hair industry and sharing his artistic, radical ideas and still inspiring many young hairstylist worldwide.
Jul 20, 2009
My suggestion is clean hair allows the colors to develop as they are formulated to do so without working harder to lift out oils or styling products which actually can take part in the brassy end results we all hate,, perhaps this is why so many hairdressers use bleach for blonde highlights. And it only makes sense when dealing with grey coverage to ensure the color is going on a clean scalp, again so the color can do its job, another good reason is that any color service done on clean hair also processes faster doesn’t have so much build-ups to work through.
Jul 17, 2009
Hair coloring a bob amongst most creative hair coloring artists all agree that a Bob cut is one of their favorite styles to color, and spicing up a modern Bob haircut with hair color is the way to go. With classic color shades or edgy, we can use color for detailing on all the fabulous variations of the haircut out there. My personal preferences with coloring these shapes range from simple to creative, gorgeous shinny solid tints (over all one color) or adding soft or bolder dimensions, using highlighting, lowlighting, block coloring, or color melting techniques to create a custom made classic rocking Bob, this shape has endless possibilities with hair coloring choices, and the bottom line is that it can be worn sexy or edgy but still remains the classic!
Jul 15, 2009
Jul 13, 2009
Today's perms, which for decades I have called, ‘re-texturizing’ can create everything from body to loose and sexy waves to adding support to details on a haircut and today they can also give you the true "wash and wear" look that every woman seeks for. It is also a great way to give hair a break and free you from the hassles of setting, blow-drying, and curling irons. However not everyone can have one or should have one, that is for the stylist/client to determine if the hair can be retextured, never do a home-perm. Their also a fantastic way to grow-out a shape, from bob’s, shoulder length cuts, long hair with fringes, the approach unlike the past is softer using bigger perm rods, pin curl sets, or setting rollers to perm with today, all resulting in beautiful stylish textured hair complimenting any kind of mode, so don’t be scared to go for a new and improved approach to re-texturizing (perming) hair, it’s back and it’s hot.
Jul 10, 2009
Alexandre de Paris (1922-2008) Paris’ most famous hairdresser, he ruled the runways of the French haute couture beginning in the 1950’s with his incredible upstyles (updo’s) and shapes, and his techniques are taught in cosmetology schools and done in salons around the world. He’s list of clients included Elizabeth Taylor, Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn, Princess Grace, Maria Callas, Sophia Lauren, and Mrs. Wallis Simpson the Duchess of Windsor, Alexandre de Paris will remain a legend in the art of the true sense of the meaning of hairdressing.
Kenneth (or Mr. Kenneth) elevated salon hairdressing to a new level by creating the House of Kenneth in New York in 1962, which quickly became a haven for members of New York society. He created service that was lavish and it was the IT place to go to for socialites, senator’s wives and celebrities, including Marilyn Monroe and Jacqueline Kennedy, for whom he created the famous (and often imitated) bouffant.
Vidal Sassoon needs little introduction except to say that he revolutionized the way hair is cut and how haircutting is learned around the globe. We hold in the highest regard for his vision, extraordinary talent and contribution to the craft, creating everlasting cuts such as the pixie on Mia Farrow or the geometric bob’s, which are all to date the most requested shapes worldwide for the past 4-5 decades.