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August 2015

As we planned MODERN's August issue, which features new and rising talent, it would be impossible to not focus greatly on social media as that is where talent, these days, is first noticed by the masses.

Although our Ones to Watch section skews heavily toward Instagrammers-as is the nature of this visual industry-our editorial team scoured all the platforms to put together our social media "must follow" list. Although this list isn't complete, it's a good sampling of the work, advice and education that can help you "make it big." (Want to catch the eye of a MODERN editor? Make sure to follow @modernsalon and hashtag #modernsalon.)

While we were judging Goldwell's Color Zoom competition with social media king Guy Tang, he taught us about Periscope, the Twitter-powered app that has gained millions of users for its engagement/entertainment factor. (Consider it the FaceTime app that lets users live-stream from their phones while viewers comment and engage in real-time.). We didn't want to miss out on the fun so we joined right away. And when we got a notification that updo and bridal stylist Heather Chapman (@heatherchapmanhair) was live, we were able to join the stream and tell her, and her army of fans, that she was our cover artist. It was an emotional and exciting moment for all of us!

In This Issue

Article Hair cushions play an essential role in the dramatic silhouettes that photograph beautifully. Delicate, loose pieces keep the upstyles from feeling forced. Styled with L’Anza Keratin Healing Oil spray for support and shine.
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Bridal Trend: Soft and Feminine

Alison Alhamed | July 30, 2015

Bridal upstyles are veering away from sexy and messy, and gravitating more toward feminine and soft.When L’Anza educator and artist Ammon Carver began to conceptualize a shoot with his assistant AC Studio rising star Tovah Avigail, they ...

Article Me, with one of my favorite makeup artists Kylee Norder (@icantransformyaa) who I stay connected with through Instagram.
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“Follow” the Leaders

Alison Alhamed | July 31, 2015

As we planned MODERN’s August issue, which features new and rising talent, it would be impossible to not focus greatly on social media as that is where talent, these days, is first noticed by the masses.Although our Ones to Watch section ...

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HOW-TO: Midnight Fireworks

Maggie Mulhern | July 31, 2015

Most Instagram artists are learning the importance of taking “before” photos, but many are learning that taking some step-by-step shots can help when sharing information with colleagues and clients. For this how-to, we called upon ...

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Behind the August Cover: Heather the Storm

Alison Alhamed | July 29, 2015

Instagram is a great tool not just for stylists to connect with MODERN editors, but for us to connect with you. When we first caught notice of stylist, blogger and educator Heather Chapman’s page, @heatherchapmanhair, we were beyond ...

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New Tressa Watercolors Lightener

Lauren Quick | July 27, 2015

See the Light(ener)New from Tressa is Watercolors Lightener, which can lift as many as eight levels with 20-volume processor. The creamy consistency of the lightener makes for simple mixing and application, and the product does not swell, ...

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7 New CHI Styling Products

Lauren Quick | July 27, 2015

Busy CHIFarouk Systems is rolling out seven new CHI products for styling. The multi-use product line comprises:Dry ShampooDry ConditionerTexturizing SpraySpray WaxReworkable TaffyStyling Cream GelFinishing PomadeAll the products are ...

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Schwarzkopf Professional Re-launches Igora Color10

Lauren Quick | July 27, 2015

Perfect 10Ten-minute processing Igora Color10 has just been re-launched by Schwarzkopf Professional.  The color treatment rebuilds hair with amino acids and high-performing color pigments, which allows molecules to enter the hair shaft ...

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Essie's Fall 2015 Collection

Lauren Quick | July 27, 2015

Rock OnThe 2015 fall collection from Essie is inspired by the 1970s rock-n-roll music scene. The six shades of polish embody the rebellion and style that made the era famous: Leggy Legend: metallic bronzeColor Binge: punchy ...