Artist Session: Editorial Opportunities

March 1, 2013 | 10:42 AM
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Femme Futuristic | After crimping the front and back hairline, Barbara Lhotan secured both side panels with a hairpin in the back of the head. “Then, I created a four-strand braid, which is flipped up and back to the center of the head.” Lhotan finished by taking the nape hair and directing up and forward to the top of the head. “Artist Session allows me total freedom to create what I want on a great model. It’s a wonderful workshop,” says Lhotan who has taken the workshop five times. Hair: Barbara Lhotan Fashion: H&M
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Boys’ Club | “While fitting the profile of corporate America, a woman can still maintain absolute femininity,” says Jen Dozier Horter of the Bombshell Salon in Ellicott City, Maryland. Horter and fellow artist Tina Harrell knew that the look needed a small iron, zig-zag partings and patience. “This is a time-consuming look,” says Horter, “but this is one way for a woman to take the lead and allow her fiery red curls to demand attention and grant entry in to the ‘Boys’ Club.’” Hair: Jen Dozier Horter and Tina Harrell Fashion: Yves St. Laurent
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American Beauty | “This season I am inspired by the feminine glamour of the 1940s,” says Lisa DeMaria of Dobbs Ferry, New York. To create this look DeMaria divided the hair in a top and bottom half. The top half was set in pin curls in a variety of sizes while medium-sized bendy rods in medium sections were used along the bottom. “This results in a more natural and interesting wave,” she says. “This is a great look for a client, and also fun to create.” Hair: Lisa DeMaria Fashion: Antonio Berardi
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Twisted Texture | Michael Gregg of Heaven The Salon Experience in Winchester, Virginia, created a look that demanded attention. It was the most voluminous look ever seen at Artist Session. Gregg fi rst created a track braid placed in a directional pattern around the head to create a base foundation. Humanhair pieces were set on hair pins, which were then secured to the braid. To dress out the set, Gregg used a fi rm fi nishing spray and webbing technique to create the texture. Hair: Michael Gregg Fashion: Alexander McQueen
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Coiled | To create this twisted finish, Michael Gregg first created a rope ponytail foundation. An extreme texture wax was applied to the prepared braids for additional polish. Hairpins were used to connect each braid which were wrapped either horizontally, diagonally or vertically, depending on weight and balance. “This is a great shape,” he says. “It’s definitely editorial, and really makes a statement.” Hair: Michael Gregg Fashion: D Square
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Hair by Diana Macaluso from ARTIST SESSION
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Hair by Danielle Keasling from ARTIST SESSION
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Photography: Roberto Ligresti
Make up: David Maderich
Fashion styling: Rod Novoa

Artist Session, MODERN’s workshop to guide hairdressers on creating perfect photographs for competition, salon use or to build portfolios, hosted some of the most creative and talented stylists in years. The eclectic finishes ranged from soft and consumer-friendly to powerful and avant garde. This collection shows some of the most diverse of the finishes including Jen Dozier Horter’s “Boys Club,” Lisa DeMaria’s “American Beauty,” Barbara Lhotan’s textured and tasteful silhouette and Michael Gregg’s breathtakingly beautiful outsized creations.

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