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March 2015

As the last months of winter come to a close, our desire for a vacation climbs to an all-time high. The timing couldn’t have been better for Aquage’s Luis Alvarez to conceptualize a Miami-infused photoshoot featuring wet looks for the March issue of MODERN SALON. But an air-dried finish doesn’t just mean chlorine or salt water dried in the sun: A wet look still requires effort. And it all starts with a strong foundation in styling products—luckily, this issue is full of solutions. We reached out to the industry’s leading product manufacturers and polled our audience for their favorite seasalt sprays, celebrated for their texture-enhancing effects, and oil-absorbing dry shampoos.

And nail season officially begins as the gloves come off and boots are placed in the back of the closet in exchange for open-toed shoes and gladiators. We spoke to the industry’s leading nail houses for expert advice in the world of manicures and pedicures—from business ideas to introduce in your salon, to advanced education, color, nail art and trend.

Travel season for the professional salon industry just kicked into high gear, too. In these pages, see industry event coverage from Hawaii, California, New Orleans, Las Vegas and Miami.

Also included in this issue is the special Healthy Hairdresser Head-to-Toe Guide on Taking Care of You. This comprehensive, annual wellness supplement, which was included alongside the March issue, can be viewed at the end of this digital edition.

In This Issue

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Ecru New York Acacia Collection

Lauren Quick | February 24, 2015

Fountain of YouthApplying skincare concepts to haircare, Ecru New York’s Acacia collection uses silk proteins to increase elasticity, natural shine and prevent damage.  The collection includes Acacia Protein ...

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New Liquid Wax from American Crew

Lauren Quick | February 24, 2015

Wax OnGels are often intimidating in terms of application—gauging how much to apply can be tricky. So for clients who are a little gun-shy of strong-hold products, American Crew introduces Liquid Wax, which goes on like ...

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Curly Hair Solutions Expands its Line

Lauren Quick | February 24, 2015

Playing for KeepsCurly Hair Solutions has expanded its line with two new products joining the Curl Keeper Original frizz-fighting formula. New to the brand is Curl Keeper Gel, which can be used alone or on top of Curl ...

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Mitch Madness

Lauren Quick | February 20, 2015

Mitch is encouraging stylists to take advantage of the basketball season with light-hearted retailing aimed to catch your client’s eye.  Salons can save on tried-and-true products such as Double Hitter 2-in-1 ...

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KMS California Adds to CurlUp Line

Lauren Quick | February 20, 2015

California CurlKMS California is rounding out its CurlUp line with the additions of CurlUp Leave-In Conditioner and CurlUp Perfecting Lotion. The conditioner imparts all-day shine, thermal protection and a weightless ...

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Alterna Introduces Heat Protection Spray & CC Cream

Lauren Quick | February 20, 2015

Beat the HeatCaviar Repairx Multi-Vitamin Heat Protection Spray and Caviar CC Cream are the newest Alterna additions.  The Heat Protection Spray utilizes vitamins A, C, B6, B12 and E to protect against free radical damage, restore ...

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New: Living Proof Curl

Lauren Quick | February 20, 2015

Life-Proof CurlsAfter noticing that many women have difficulty maintaining textured hair, Living Proof has introduced Living Proof Curl.  The new, texture-friendly line aims for curls that last twice as along without frizz, and ...