Alison Alhamed


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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Salon Coccole Delivers Dream Hair

By Alison Alhamed | Updated: 03/26/2012 2:29:00 PM
Salon Coccole gives MODERN's Alison Shipley dream hair using Hairdreams hair extensions.
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Fire-Over-Comb Barbering Technique? The "Singe" Cut

By Alison Alhamed | Updated: 03/15/2012 12:29:00 PM
In an article posted in the MokenaPatch, a local newsletter for Mokena, Illinois, Dina's Barber Show groomer uses an open flame and a comb to cut the editor's hair—in a technique he calls the "Singe Hair Cut."
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Margaret Vinci Heldt On Inventing the Beehive Hair Style

By Alison Alhamed | Updated: 03/07/2012 3:53:00 PM
While at America's Beauty Show 2012, live at the Cosmetologists Chicago's BeautyBASH, MODERN got the opportunity to chat with Margaret Vinci Heldt, who designed the world's first beehive hairstyle that debuted in 1960 on the pages of MODERN SALON—formerly known as MODERN BEAUTY SHOP.
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