COLLECTION: Winter-Inspired Styles by Shearious Salon

By Lauren Salapatek | 12/13/2012 2:29:00 PM


click image to zoom Stylists and colorists from Shearious Salon in Atlanta, Georgia, submitted to MODERN this collection of images. “Like” their work on Facebook!

CURLY BRUNETTE: “For the cut we started by razoring off the length to the intended line. A panel underneath was then cut to remove weight, disconnecting the top and bottom adding a lot of loose movement. For the rest of the look, we took vertical sections and cut a square concave layer, finishing with a twist cutting technique to add texture. This model’s color was a combo of different warm browns all the same level using the Paul Mitchell block color technique "braids." To style, we used a medium-sized Paul Mitchell ion round brush for extra body finish. Then using a 1-inch curling iron, curl the hair using vertical sections leaving out the top.” —Jake Khan

MEN'S STYLE: “Start out by using a razor over comb technique on the side and back panels. This helps achieve a short, but still soft, feel. Through the top, use a Bias cutting technique, taking criss cross sections and cutting a steep line from short to long. This gives the client a lot of options for style. Finish with a deep point cutting technique to remove some weight and add texture.” — Joshua McMichen

SHORT BLONDE: “We used Wella Professionals Blondor 20-volume to lighten the hair to a Level 10. Then we used Paul Mitchell PM Shines 9-volume on wet hair for 10 minutes to tone to pearl/lavender/ white. For the cut, we used a scissor over comb technique and for the sides which created short square graduation. The back was cut into a round graduated shape using the square sides as a guide. Finally the top was held up square to the ceiling and point cut through. The look was styled using Paul Mitchell tea tree shaping cream.” —Jake Khan

LONG HAIR: “For the color we used Wella Professionals Blondor, mixing a 10- and 20-volume developer to get a rough 15. For the lowlights and base we used a Wella Professionals 55/0 10-volume. Both placed at a horizontal weave. Finally, we toned with a Wella Professionals 9/03 for a more beige blonde. For her hair cut, we took a diagonal section starting at the front of the head working to the back, cutting a short to long line. That gave us a classic forward graduated layer framing the face. To style, we took a 1 and ½-inch curling iron and set the hair horizontally on the base. Then using a Paul Mitchell 413 dressing brush, and fingers, we brushed out the set creating a messy version of the Old Hollywood wave.” —Jake Khan


Photography: Justin Melton and Tim Cofield

Jake Khan

Stacey Harvey

Joshua McMichen

Amelia Fuggit






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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