Alison Alhamed


Editor's Note: Dreaming in Color

By Alison Shipley Alhamed | Updated: 04/03/2014 2:35:00 PM
This issue of MODERN is all about reinvigorating your love for hair color. Though most clients think about hair color in terms of shades and simple patterns, your job is to consider the entire design and weigh color options against the existing cut and texture. And this season, say hair pros, it’s all about coloring the cut.
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Postcards and Inspiration from Yosh Toya

By Alison Shipley Alhamed | Updated: 12/12/2013 11:55:00 AM
From modest beginnings in Japan, to his first job after beauty school serving as Sassoon’s assistant Yosh Toya established himself as a multi-salon owner in San Francisco and has more than 50 years of salon work experience.
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By Alison Shipley Alhamed | Updated: 11/06/2013 8:44:00 AM
Ever want to be a platform artist? Beauty industry leader? Or just more comfortable talking to your clients? The Stages workshop teaches how to master the art of authentic speaking--a tool in easing the fear in public speaking.
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TOKYO TAKE OVER: Cosmetology Students Go Abroad

By Alison Shipley Alhamed | Updated: 10/29/2013 11:04:00 AM
Had you been born in Japan and decided to become a hairdresser or esthetician, this is what your life would be life: how to get your cosmetology license, how much it costs, how long it takes, where to go to school, how much money you would make as a professional, and more. Through Pivot Point's study abroad program, we head to Tokyo, for a week full of the sights, sounds, people and places that make up this magnificent city.
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International Beauty Forum: Creative, Colorful Mannequin Work

By Alison Shipley Alhamed | Updated: 10/28/2013 12:59:00 PM
A closer look at the mannequins represented at the Yamano International Beauty Forum in Tokyo, Japan.
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What It's Like to be a Beauty School Student in Tokyo, Japan

By Alison Shipley Alhamed | Updated: 10/21/2013 8:07:00 AM
I had the opportunity to interview the manager of general affairs at the Yamano Beauty College to learn about what it's like to be a beauty school student in Japan. How much it costs, what the day to day is like, how long it takes, and more. I asked him about the male to female ratio in hairdressing (you may be surprised at his answer!) and about what kind of living a hairdresser can expert to earn in his or her career. Check out our interview below to hear is VERY interesting answers!
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