Edgy Celeb Looks: Inspiration for Holiday 2013

By Rosanne Ullman | 12/10/2013 11:30:00 AM

 

Your edgy clients are your most fun clients, and holiday is the most fun time of the year. Great combination! When your fashion-forwards come to you this season, don’t disappoint. Pull out some client looks to help them bring the flash that will brighten up their yuletide parties. 

For your very edgiest, channel Jada Pinkett Smith’s controversial cut. Or get inspired by perennial trendsetter Rihanna for ideas to give clients a less severe cut while using styling magic to create similar look.
Your dance club girls can take a page out of Gwen Stefani’s topknot lookbook. And are some of your adventurous ladies rockin’ the pixie? Gel it to get the asymmetric edge a la Jennifer Hudson.
Color shockers are an easy way to give a holiday look some zing! Remember the hint-of-blue white that Nicole Richie wore to the Met Gala last spring? And you can always count on Kesha to light up the night as she did with this multi-pastel color at the recent AMAs.
Then there are your more timid clients who approach the edge only while holding on to something solid. For them, playing up the fringe is often a welcome suggestion. Show them the look worn by Lizzie Caplan of Showtime’s edgy Masters of Sex series. “Lizzie’s timeless, mid-length bob in the back with slightly asymmetrical sides is, was and will always be edgy!” says Indiana salon owner Nick Ciarletta, artist for Cricket’s Centrix line of styling tools. Nick offers steps to recreate the look: 
STEP 1: Color the new growth a medium brown that evolves into slightly lighter red-brown ends. 
STEP 2: Cut long layers with a deep point-cut texturizing technique to maximize styling options.
STEP 3: Use a twist-cut technique to cut the front fringe a 1660 texturizing shear, which will create controlled but uneven lines for a disheveled look. 

Your edgy clients are your most fun clients, and holiday is the most fun time of the year. Great combination! When your fashion-forwards come to you this season, don’t disappoint. Pull out some client looks to help them bring the flash that will brighten up their yuletide parties. 

For your very edgiest, channel Jada Pinkett Smith’s controversial cut. Or get inspired by perennial trendsetter Rihanna for ideas to give clients a less severe cut while using styling magic to create a similar look.

Jada Pinkett Smith (photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage) Rihanna (photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your dance club girls can take a page out of Gwen Stefani’s topknot lookbook. And are some of your adventurous ladies rockin’ the pixie? Gel it to get the asymmetric edge a la Jennifer Hudson.

Gwen Stefani (photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage) Jennifer Hudson (photo by C Flanigan/WireImage)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Color shock is an easy way to give a holiday look some zing! Remember the hint-of-blue white
that Nicole Richie wore to the Met Gala last spring? And you can always count on Kesha to light 
up the night as she did with this multi-pastel color at the recent AMAs.
Click here for beautifully edgy color how-to’s.

Nicole Richie (photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for The Huffington Post) Kesha (photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lizzie Caplan (photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage) Then there are your more timid clients who approach the edge only while holding onto something solid. For them, playing up the fringe is often a welcome suggestion. Show them the look worn by Lizzie Caplan of Showtime’s edgy Masters of Sex series. “Lizzie’s timeless, mid-length bob in the back with slightly asymmetrical sides is, was and will always be edgy!” says Indiana salon owner Nick Ciarletta, who has his own product line as well as being a guest artist for Cricket’s Centrix line of styling tools. Nick offers steps to recreate the look:

STEP 1: Color the new growth a medium brown that evolves into slightly lighter red-brown ends.

STEP 2: Cut long layers with a deep point-cut texturizing technique to maximize styling options.

STEP 3: Use a twist-cut technique to cut the front fringe with a 1660 texturizing shear, which will create controlled but uneven lines for a disheveled look.

 

 

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rosanne Ullman

Rosanne Ullman, Project Editor | Modern Salon Media

Rosanne has been writing for the salon division of Vance Publishing for more than 30 years, contributing landmark articles ranging from a year-long historical series in the 1990s marking MODERN SALON's 75th anniversary to a more recent, comprehensive tribute to Vidal Sassoon's impact on the industry. She was involved in the conceptual planning for First Chair and has directed several of Modern Salon Media's custom publishing projects. Rosanne holds a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University's famed Medill School and contributes to her community through three elected terms on her local school board.

Rosanne is our go-to provider for Modern Salon Media's Healthy Hairdresser e-newsletter. You can e-mail Rosanne Ullman at rullman@vancepublishing.com.

 


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