Alison Alhamed


Oh Milady! Beyonce's Single Ladies Inspires a Cosmetology Student

By Alison Alhamed | Updated: 06/01/2012 9:02:00 PM
Jason, a student at Arrojo Cosmetology School, not only has a passion for hair, but he also has a passion for music! Jason, who was a dancer most of his life, filmed this cosmetology-inspired song/video six weeks into his education at Arrojo, but started writing the lyrics just one week in.
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Travel Lightly: Purse-Sized Product Companions

By Alison Alhamed | Updated: 05/11/2012 10:06:00 AM
The professional beauty industry is an international business that never stops—requiring frequent travel for editors as we cover events that happen around the country and, sometimes, the globe. While this is an enormous privilege and we have a blast zipping around, it can also be challenging given the carry-on restrictions. But, thanks to travel-sized products, the challenge is a little easier to manage.
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Mirror Technology To Display Videos in Reflection

By Alison Alhamed | Updated: 05/04/2012 4:38:00 PM
Recently, while waiting to board a flight at Chicago's O'Hare airport, I was super excited when I approached the mirror in the restroom and was greeted not only by my face, but ALSO by some pretty cool mirror technology in my reflection.
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Wella's House of Color: Advanced Education at The Studio

By Alison Alhamed | Updated: 04/24/2012 8:39:00 PM
As a recent beauty school graduate, and an editor for MODERN SALON with a HUGE passion for color, I am touring advanced academies, certifications and training programs across the country to give you the need-to-knows on how YOU can be the best hairdresser possible. And? It all starts with education. In this article, I head to The Studio in Woodland Hills, California, for Wella's Essential Color class.
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Blaze, Grace, Celeste, Roxy: Wella Trend Vision's Leading Ladies

By Alison Alhamed | Updated: 04/23/2012 4:59:00 PM
To get a better understanding of Wella Professionals' trends, and to help you learn how to compete, I attended The Trend Vision Experience, a seminar held at P&G Salon Professional’s The Studio in Woodland Hills, California, where I got up close and personal with Blaze, Grace, Celeste and Roxy. Seminar leader and educator Victoria Thurman Hall and Rochelle Evans carefully dissected each look—what her personality is, her fashion and accessories, her cosmetic palette and, of course, her hair. So, who are these leading ladies begging to be interpreted? Let's take a look.
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When Bad Cuts Happen to Good People: An Awesomely-Bad Commercial

By Alison Alhamed | Updated: 04/10/2012 3:26:00 PM
How funny is this commercial that aired in the UK? The best part? When the man is screaming at the hairdresser, "I know this hair cut has nothing to do with you, but my sister is outside and I want her to think that you did it.. you are very, very nice people!"
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