HOW-TO: Long-Layered Hair Cut and Fringe Style

By Lauren Salapatek | 08/18/2014 3:20:00 PM


Kimemily Pham, stylist at Excellent Hair Salon in Fremont, California created sophisticated, classy, long layers for her client, Renelle.

Inspiration: "Renelle came into the salon with unruly, frizzy hair that had no shape or style. She is a young working mother who wanted a style that she could easily manage between salon visits -- a look that was versatile and required little fussing -- kind of like Eva Longoria’s look."

I gave her a sophisticated, classy, long-layered haircut starting at the chin line, with a long fringe to frame her face. This added movement to her hair, while reducing the weight and maintaining the length."

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"Before cutting, I began by applying Matrix Oil Wonders Sharp Cut Oil to her damp hair. Once the hair cut was completed, I styled her hair using a #390 Technique Thermal Round Brush. I followed up with a 2-inch CHI curling iron, setting the hair in pin curls for 10 minutes. To finish, I ran my fingers through her hair to separate the curls. Finally, I sealed the hair with Sexy Hair Smooth and Seal Anti-Frizz Shine Spray."


HOW-TO: Covering Gray Hair With a Balayage-Ombre Using Olapex

By Lauren Salapatek | Updated: 08/18/2014 1:44:00 PM
In this before and after, Excellent Hair Salon's Kimemily Pham's client requested a color correction with a cooler tone. Pham decided to transform this graying client into a beautiful balayage-ombre.
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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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