In This Issue



Alison Alhamed | November 6, 2013

Ever want to be a platform artist? Beauty industry leader? Or just more comfortable talking to your clients? The Stages workshop teaches how to master the art of authentic speaking--a tool in easing the fear in public speaking.


Editor's Note: Be a Healthy Hairdresser

posted by | November 1, 2013

In addition to adding monthly articles on health education, inspiration and peer profi les to the magazine, this January we will launch a Healthy Hairdresser resource center on, a Healthy Hairdresser Tuesdays e-letter and Healthy Hairdresser tips and encouragement on our social media, all designed to help you maintain a healthy body, healthy spirit, healthy mind. We are also planning expanded sections on key wellness topics, a special MODERN SALON Healthy Hairdresser guide and a Healthy Hairdresser challenge.


2014 Gwen Stefani Nail Polish Collection by OPI

Lauren Salapatek | November 4, 2013

OPI joins musician Gwen Stefani in announcing seven new limited-edition nail lacquers for 2014, including two that have a “semi-matte satin finish” that don’t require a top coat, a glitter polish and a special chrome hue.


Elegant Edge: Clipper Cut Men

| November 4, 2013

The key, adds Jessica Zeinstra, is to work with a tilted head along vertical planes. “Also playing with tension—all that works to create different lengths and weight lines.”


Elegant Edge: Clipper Cut Women

| November 4, 2013

Assorted techniques, like clipper over comb, notching and varying attachments, can make clipper cutting easy and fun, says Jessica Zeinstra, an Andis platform artist who has honed her skills in the clipper world and demonstrates her expertise on both men and women.


Waterfall Waves

| October 31, 2013

Creating texture is easier than ever with the new appliances on the market. Stylists and clients are experimenting more with texture using tools that can be faster and offer more consistent curl.


The Dandies: Sassoon Academy's Newest Collection

Alison Alhamed | October 31, 2013

For its latest collection, Sassoon Academy channels the dandy: a fashionable man pursuing sartorial perfection who emerged at the end of the 18th century. The dandy became the very definition of urban sophistication, and this season Sassoon Academy presents the male elite in its newest collection.