Eco-friendly still seems to be on top of stylists’ and consumers’ minds! Our Facebook fans recently gave a shout out to some of their best-selling eco-responsible products.
“Eufora all the way. They are really into you as a stylist and the products are phenomenal.” —Michele Matkovich
“We carry Aveda ... they all retail well, but my favorite is Smooth Infusion Shampoo and Conditioner, which are two of the seven products that Aveda won Gold in the Cradle to Cradle certification for eco-friendly products.” —Christopher Knudsen
“We love Kevin Murphy! Our clients have requested paraben-free products and this fits the bill. It’s sulfate-free, too!” —Trisha Kaufman
“Number 4 High Performance Hair Care—it’s 100-percent vegan, sulfate- and paraben-free with luxury!” -- Scott Jacobs
“We are a Phyto salon; after clients see the beautiful results they rush to buy the product. Phytopolleine and Phytosquame are our best sellers.” —Shaunelle Roberson
What are your best-sellers? Tell us on Facebook by becoming a fan, and you could be in the next issue of MODERN! Facebook.com/modernsalon.
After narrowing thousands of Braids & Brides submissions to our 10 semifinalists, they were tasked with creating a braided style. Our Artist Collective judges picked their five favorites! Take a look below to see who our finalists are, and stay tuned as they submit their best bridal work for their chance at the grand prize.
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.
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.
Marianne Lohr (@mannie_mak), a freelance artist based in Bethlehem,PA., says "My new client came in to see me because she was never happy with her blonde and how gold/yellow it was. She wanted to be an all over platinum blonde at first, but then had mentioned how she's always wanted to have purple hair. Her dream came true that day." Details here.