Laurel Nelson


Why do Your Clients Color?

By Laurel Nelson | Updated: 05/16/2011 11:19:33 AM
After attending a bevy of beauty shows this spring, I feel more educated than ever on the business of hair color and new color trends. Between color-care products, new highlighting techniques and improved technology, it seems color is everywhere and everyone is doing it. But IS everyone doing it? Obviously, walking around a show floor, finding a stylist without any color in her hair is going to be impossible, but what about the average working woman? What is she up to when it comes to color?
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A Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor from Beth Minardi

By Laurel Nelson | Updated: 03/23/2011 12:00:00 PM
When MODERN editors heard the news of Elizabeth Taylor’s passing, we mourned the loss of a great actress, stunning beauty and hair icon. From National Velvet to Cleopatra, Taylor’s styles were always an inspiration to the beauty community. Her signature brunette shade coupled with her famous violet eyes were magic—on screen and off. And as one of the world’s most photographed women in an industry filled with blondes, fans couldn’t get enough of her dark, mysterious look. Still today, people are drawn to images of her.
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Oscar Faves--the Real Winners

By Laurel Nelson | Updated: 02/28/2011 4:00:00 PM
Last night was Hollywood’s annual Oscar broadcast and biggest beauty night. MODERN SALON chatted with readers on Facebook throughout the show and dished about what we loved and hated. Opinions ran the gamut on hair and dresses and nobody held back. Check out the conversations on
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Color Zoom 2010: Judge for a Day

By Laurel Nelson | Updated: 07/01/2010 2:35:57 PM
As a member of the trade press, I occasionally get asked to judge industry competitions. I always love doing this as it gives me an opportunity to see stylists’ very best work. Recently, I had the honor of being one of the judges for Goldwell’s prestigious Color Zoom competition.
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On the Floor at ABS

By Laurel Nelson | Updated: 03/28/2010 3:00:00 AM
It’s day two of America’s Beauty Show and the best is still yet to come! Today, our staff can’t wait to attend these events at the show!
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Face First

By Laurel Nelson | Updated: 03/18/2010 2:04:11 PM
Getting a facial is one of life’s little luxuries I can’t do without. Not only is it relaxing, the benefits are well worth the price. Clear, clean skin is the best accessory to any outfit or hair style.
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