For my most recent manicure I tried out Party in My Cabana from OPI’s new South Beach collection for Spring/Summer 2009. I think it’s going to be my go-to color this season. It’s fun and bright, but still professional enough for the office. Check it out with the rest of the collection at opi.com.
Essie has also brightened up with its 2009 Summer Collection. I can’t wait to paint the bubblegum-hued Lovie Dovie on my toes. It, along with all the other summery shades, are sure to be client favorites this year. See them all at essie.com.
What can possibly compete with new color collections? New scents! Today I received the new Almond SpaManicure Treatment from CND and the Almond Hydrating Lotion became an instant obsession! I keep having to remind myself it’s not edible. It smells soooo delicious! And with the milk bath, masque, scrub and soothing crème that also come with the treatment, my hands are in for a major makeover. Visit cnd.com to check out the new line.
Don’t forget to put these bottles of fun front and center in your retail area … in a bad economy a bottle of nail polish or scented lotion is just the right price for clients looking for a little extra treat.
Meagan Reitz (@meaganreitzhair) of Skin Bliss Spa and Salon, Albuquerque, New Mexico, wowed us with this makeover that we found on Instagram. We contacted her to get more details. Here she shares the how-to.
Vanessa Castro (@extraglossy_) from NYC says she is "obsessed with doing hair - especially color corrections. I love that they challenge me to think and always try new things." Here she had an opportunity to meet a challenge head on in a correction that took 6 1/2 hours.
When we saw this makeover on Instagram, we had to know more. Hairdresser Nicole Boccio of Cactus Salon and Spa (@cactussalonsmithtown), Smithtown, New York, says "I had been doing a doubled processed blonde on Kelly Sampson for some time now. She came requesting 'mermaid hair'. She had 2 inches of level 5 roots." Here Boccio shares the details for this makeover.
Carissa Castiglia (@colorbymisscariss) of Eva Scrivo Salons (@evascrivosalons) says, "My client was a natural level 6 and desired a golden level 9." Here she shares how she achieved this gorgeous result.
This client had dreams of platinum blonde, but then all of a sudden, she wanted to go red! This was a big change from platinum, so colorist Lauren Barton made SURE this was what her client wanted. Her client said to go for it!
Kim Bruce (@themisfitblonde), co-owner of Monroe on Mane (@monroeonmane), Sturbridge, MA., specializes in blondes and hairdressing. "This guest has been a client of mine for almost a year now. It has taken four sessions to achieve our desired shade of silver blonde." Here Bruce shares the details for the transformation.
After receiving nearly 3,000 entries since the launch of the Braids & Brides contest, it was extremely difficult to narrow the pool of beautiful special-occasion styles down to 10! Take a look below to see who our semifinalists are, and stay tuned as they submit their best braid work for judging.