Modern ModHair: Alison Roberts, Director of Education for Revolver Salon at Ricky’s NYC
Color: Laurie Dimitriou
Photography: Roberto Ligresti
Make-up: David Maderich,
Fashion styling: David Widjaja
Fashions: dress and shoes, Yves Saint Laurent; tights, Fogal; earrings, Laruicci

Alison Roberts, Director of Education of Revolver Salon located inside Ricky’s NYC beauty supply, says she is continuously inspired by the legendary Vidal Sassoon. So when model Mika arrived at the casting for this photoshoot, Roberts knew a Mary Quant shape would ­fit the bill.

“I’ve always loved that look,” says Roberts. “In addition to the classic shape, I love this cut because it requires precision and technique. As an educator and stylist, I appreciate the fundamentals of what every great hairdresser should know and do to execute this look.”

Roberts used projection and small sections to create the geometric line with beveling along the parietal ridge. In contrast, the area below the occipital is softer. “I want to keep this area less aggressive,” she says.

Colorist Laurie Dimitriou enhanced the cut by using a draping technique designed to add shine while enhancing the natural shade. “A lighter shade was applied to the strands below the rounds of the head while a dark brown shade was applied to two sections along the top of the head,” she says. “This draping creates interesting shadows and dimension.”