COLLECTION: Elements of Style

By Lauren Salapatek | 12/17/2012 12:01:00 PM


"Elements of Style" – the natural elements of air, earth, fire and water – inspired this collection by Bella Bethesda Salon, located in Bethesda, Maryland. The collection was featured in the salon’s bi-annual runway hair show “Hair to Heal,” which benefited women undergoing cancer treatment.

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Air: Air embodies life, breath and soul. Despite its tame and contemplative nature, it is not to be underestimated. A sunrise and sunset inspired this whimsical look. (Hair by: Abby Whalen and Courtney Sims, Make-up by: Gloria Garcia) Earth: Earth embodies femininity, fertility, and stability. It is associated with the physical body and provides a stable and nurturing foundation for all stages of life. Mother Nature herself inspired the neutral colors and organic accents of this look. (Hair by: Rebecca Garcia, Make-up by: Germayne Williams)
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Fire: Fire embodies masculinity, willpower, and energy. Its ability to heal, harm, create, or destroy makes it the most dynamic and volatile of the elements. The flame plays the muse for this vibrant and edgy look. (Hair by: Katie May, Make-up by: Crystal Cabrera) Water: Water possesses the ability to cleanse, purify, and heal. The cascade of blue and white mirrors the constant motion of the sea and its creatures in this look. (Hair by: Indira Dahan, Make-up by: Jami Funk-Wilbanks)











ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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