Photography: Roberto Ligresti
Make-up: David Maderich for Camera Ready Cosmetics
Fashion styling: Rod Novoa
Nails: Patricia Yankee for Dashing Diva

Unbound Artist Session, MODERN’s exclusive photoshoot workshop, is designed to guide professional stylists in their quest to become freelance hairdressers, discover techniques to create beautiful photographs and learn from experts in the field. The hair designers who took the most recent Artist Session decided that hair should either be big, wide or high for the new year. “Or at least heavily textured,” says Diana Macaluso, whose asymmetrical finish is gracing this month’s cover.

“Volume is back. It’s virtually impossible to create any kind of voluminous finish without texture,” says Tiffany Laing of Heaven The Salon Experience. Although Laing’s finish appears sleek, she admits it is chock-full of volumizing techniques. “I used just about every texturizing tool in my kit to create internal texture,” she says. “If you dig deep, there is some wonderful non-uniform texture beneath the smooth outer layer.”