Photography: Roberto Ligresti
Make-up: David Maderich for M.A.C. Cosmetics
Fashion styling: Rod Novoa
At MODERN SALON’s most recent Artist Session, the hands-on photoshoot workshop, artists were inspired by Hollywood epics and icons, from both the large and small screen. Artists channeled a favorite look or theme, translating it onto her model.
The artists selected for this feature thrive on talent, as well as mentorship. Each is either an owner or member of a salon that makes guidance and education part of its success. For every artist pro led here, Artist Session has become, proudly, an important part of a mentoring program. For details on MODERN's next Artist Session, visit modernsalon.com/artistsession.
Hair: Theresa Przybyla, Jose Luis Salon, Austin, TX
Fashion: Helmut Lang
Products: Soft Lacquer, Superfine Hairspray, Rough Luxury and Dry, all Oribe
Tools: INStyler IQ, Keratin Complex 5 in 1 Curling System, Paul Mitchell Express Ion Dry, Solano Sleek Heat fl atiron
Theresa Przybyla, creative director of the Jose Luis Salon in Austin, Texas, was inspired by HBO’s fantasy drama Game of Thrones. “I am a huge fan of strong, structured silhouettes and the texture and intricacy of braiding, so for this look I couldn’t resist combining the two,” she says.
Jose Luis Salon invests heavily in its staff, bringing members to educational events throughout America. “We pride ourselves on the quantity and quality of our continuing education,” says owner Jose Buitron, who regularly finances individuals for Artist Session, sending Przybyla to the most recent event. This generosity is not lost on her. “Jose is amazing!” she says. “He is an incredible mentor and beautiful person. He wants every one of his stylists to succeed.”
Hair: Cindy Wade and Emily Naaman
Products: Mousse Volupte, Volume Expansion, Lumi Controle, Infinium 4 Hairspray, all L’Oreal Professionnel
Tools: Sebastian Professional microcrimper, BabylissPro Nano Titanium 1” Marcel Curling Iron, Brushopolis teasing brush, Salono Sleek Heat flatiron, Centrix KOI shears
Cindy Wade of the Cristophe-Fashion Island salon in Newport Beach, California, has been collecting images from the 1960s film Valley of the Dolls for inspiration. “The images are so strong,” Wade says. “Beautiful women, big hair and great dresses.” Joining Wade for Artist Session was assistant Emily Naaman. “She is one of the best assistants I have had in my long career,” Wade says. “I thought it would be great for her to see what goes on at a professional photoshoot. I am so passionate about raising the bar in our industry.”