The Art of Holiday

By Rosanne Ullman | 08/08/2014 1:55:00 PM


Stylists are artists. You use your tools and imagination to create beauty behind the chair every day. At the holidays, your guests are likely to let you take your creativity to new limits. They are dressing up and are ready to do more fun things with their hair.

To honor this creative burst and all the hard work you do during this busiest of seasons, the Paul Mitchell Artistic Team created a special holiday collection titled “Art of Style,” complementing a  series of nine special, artist-inspired holiday gift sets to fit the full range of client needs.

“These looks were taken from the runway and teamed with classic techniques,” says Lucie  Doughty, editorial director for Paul Mitchell. “They are whimsical, fit well with our holiday theme  and are right in line with what Paul Mitchell is— fun and fresh.”

Doughty encourages stylists to expand their own artistry this season—to amp up styles with specific products and tools, then send the guest home with the right gift set or custom assortment to support and recreate the look.

Doughty says the team purposefully chose a unique palette for the models. “It is far from your typical holiday colors,” she says. “We want to help you keep things merry and bright!”


Hair: Paul Mitchell Artistic Team members Robert Cromeans, Lucie Doughty, Stephanie  Kocielski, Noogie Thai and Mary Cuomo
Photography: Giuliano Bekor
Make-up: Iris Moreau
Fashion styling: Eddie Schachnow
Art: Ann Field (model watercolors ) and Sarah Hankinson (packaging illustrations)

Excerpted from MODERN SALON HOLIDAY 2014, an exclusive custom edition with CosmoProf and Armstrong McCall to help salon pros plan and grow holiday business. See the complete digital edition at






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


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