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Modern Salon

April 2015

Take a moment to "explore" hair-related hashtags on Instagram and you'll see that braids, fingerwaves and updos are some of the most “liked” and followed hashtags on social media—and for good reason. Hairdressers are having fun with hair again—taking the foundations of dressing hair and creating contemporary designs fit for any occasion.

So for this issue of MODERN, we challenged artists from across the country to create a fresh approach to special-occasion styling that ditched dated finishes, and put a beautiful, trendy twist on updos that can be formal and flowing; chic but effortless—just in time for prom and bridal season

It begins on our cover, with Daniel Roldan’s upgraded and updated basketwoven chignon. See how he accepted our updo challenge and learn to recreate the style.

Although it certainly takes skill, it also takes tools and products to create the perfect look. This issue features everything from the irons to create foundation-forming texture, root-boosting volumizers for the right grip and height effect, and various accessories to top off the look (including top retailers to help the look last all night).

And when she’s not “born with it,” hair extensions can be the perfect complement to your updo know-how. See creative ways to use extensions.

Are you ready to take an updo challenge? Learn how to participate in the Extend Your Creativity contest with HairUWear Pro for the shot at some major prizes—including a photoshoot to be published in MODERN SALON and the opportunity to participate in Artist Session (learn about this photoshoot workshop here).

As you get inspired through this issue of MODERN, remember that wowing your special occasion client can equal big business—limo-fulls of prom-goers and bridal parties can soon pack your book with appointments and your clientele list with new referrals!

In This Issue

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Why You NEED to Boost Your Bridal Updo Business

Elizabeth Jakaitis | April 1, 2015

This month, as summer brides start counting their RSVPs and finalizing their seating arrangements, they’re also making their way into the salon for hair and makeup trials. Wowing her with your talent  and special occasion expertise ...

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Article

Extension Creativity

Elizabeth Jakaitis | April 1, 2015

When working with extensions, the possibilities for creativity, business and solving clients’ hair concerns are endless.

Product
Product

New Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Renewal Crème Oil

Lauren Quick | March 31, 2015

Soy SexySexy Hair introduces its new Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Renewal Crème Oil to enhance daily blowdry and styling without weighing hair down.  Soy, cocoa and argan oil combine for a moisturizing formula that protects ...

Product Hair: Noogie Thai (left), Lucie Doughty (right)
Makeup: Iris Moreau
Fashion stylist: Deborah Waknin (photo credit: David Oldham)
Product

Paul Mitchell's 2015 Big Night Out Collection

Lauren Quick | March 31, 2015

Golden GirlThe 2015 Big Night Out collection from Paul Mitchell has arrived just in time for special-occasion season.  Highlighted by of-the-moment rose-gold accents, the limited-edition tools ...

Article
Article

5 Dos and Don'ts for Growing a Brow Business

Chandler Rollins | March 27, 2015

BROW MAINTENANCE IS A GROWING PART of the beauty industry—take it from someone who does more than 500 brow services a month. Malynda Vigliotti, owner of Boom Boom Brow Bar in New York, has built her entire career around ...

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Article

3 Pro Tips for Styling with Accessories

Chandler Rollins | March 27, 2015

A well-placed hair accessory can elevate an ensemble from average to amazing. Whether it’s adding the final touch on a bride or taking your client from day to night, hair accessories are appropriate but often unexpected. ...

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Article

Smart Style

Chandler Rollins | March 27, 2015

Boasting unequivocally cool looks that transition from work to play, Smart Style, created by DASS Salon & Spa in Atlanta, puts the emphasis on healthy hair with gorgeous color and innovative styling. Jim Shaw, artistic ...

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Article

The CW Introduces Cedric's Barber Battle

Lauren Quick | March 26, 2015

Get ready for an all-new reality competition series focused on stylists, Cedric’s Barber Battle on the CW.  The show, which premieres April 17 at 8/7c, will be hosted by Cedric the Entertainer and takes a ...

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Article

Updo How-To: Prep. Play. Perfect.

Elizabeth Jakaitis | March 31, 2015

Prepping  the hair is the most important part of any special-occasion look, according to Daniel Roldan, Matrix global artistic director. “You have to layer or cocktail product to build texture,” he ...