Top Heavy: Cosmetologists Chicago's 2014 Hi-Wi Hair Collection

By Chandler Rollins | 02/03/2014 2:42:00 PM


For the past three years, Cosmetologist's Chicago, organizers of America’s Beauty Show, has invited more than 20 hairdressers and 20 assistants from salons throughout the Chicagoland area to participate on their photo trend team.

This year, each Chicago-based salon group created two special textured and volume silhouettes, interpreting Hi-Wi Hair to accent the color, texture and facial shape of their model. Braiding techniques, crimping and extensions were used to manipulate texture and create additional height.

“We’re all looking to reverse past seasons’ flat, overly straight hair, and bring texture into the hair fashion conversation with our clients. Hi-Wi Hair accomplishes our goal,” says Karen Gordon, of J. Gordon Designs who codirected the shoot. “We’ve taken salon styling to new dimensions while maintaining a sense of wearability.”


Hair: Cosmetologists Chicago Photo Trend Team

Make-up: Chrisondra Boyd

Fashion Styling: Sam Ng

Photography: Akin Girav

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Chandler Rollins

Chandler Rollins, Associate Editor | Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair

Since October 2013, Chandler has worked at Modern Salon Media producing print and online content. For MODERN SALON magazine, she contributes to the Style Watch, Ask the Experts, Modern Man, Face and Body, Product Spotlight and Goods. On, Chandler assists with posting blogs and articles, the Product section and product reviews.

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