In This Issue


Editor's Note: Dreaming in Color

Alison Alhamed | April 3, 2014

This issue of MODERN is all about reinvigorating your love for hair color. Though most clients think about hair color in terms of shades and simple patterns, your job is to consider the entire design and weigh color options against the existing cut and texture. And this season, say hair pros, it’s all about coloring the cut.


SOMBRE HOW TO: A Soft Ombre Created With Balayage

Alison Shipley | April 2, 2014

We love this balayaged ombre formula (AKA "sombre") and finish created by Zsofi from Capella Salon in Studio City, California. When her salon owner Shai Amiel shared the image with us on Instagram by tagging @modernsalon and using our hashtag #hairdressermagic, we knew we had to track down the steps for you!


Behind the Cover: April 2014

Maggie Mulhern | April 14, 2014

Papanikolas chose a model who needed some oooomph in her color and could benefit from the new Matrix Biolage hair care line which he used to both finish and enhance his modern design.


Robb Dubre's Golden Girl Step by Step with Kenra Color

Maggie Mulhern | April 1, 2014

While many colorists think linear, sometimes bringing in an unexpected shape for the color pattern can make those few steps look incredibly complex. Here, Robb Dubre creates dimension and depth at the base for a spring/summer warm up—for maximum impact with (exhale!) minimal foiling.