Modern Salon

August 2014


Platform artists connect directly with hairdressers, sharing the latest in color and fresh cutting methods. Celebrity stylists influence Hollywood beauty—starting trends that find their way to the everyday client. And while these influential beauty makers help shape contemporary style, the August issue of MODERN celebrates hairdressers of all levels of talent, experience and fame.

In Ones to Watch, we recognize those who share client transformations through the power of social media. Meet powerhouse posters who have hashtagged their way to our Ones to Watch feature—and snagged a spot on our must-follow list. Process spotlights color educators with definitive answers to common conundrums heard in their classrooms.

In Forward Motion, competition winners get inspired by Sebastian Professional’s EvoTech collection, celebrating fresh talent and futuristic styles.

In Editorial Style, Living Proof founder Ward and Chris McMillan, arguably 2014’s most prevalent hairdresser in Hollywood makeover headlines, team up to create finishes reflective of today’s runways and fashion magazine covers.

As we welcome this new school of talent, commend the experience of color educators, recognize competition winners and celebrate Hollywood talents, we also say goodbye to influential industry icon, Redken founder Paula Kent Meehan.

Hair: Chris McMillan and Ward for Living Proof

Assistant: Jessica Tiddes

Photography: Roberto Ligresti

Make-up: Teresa Brown

Fashion Styling: Akil Spooner

Nails: Amanda Smith

In This Issue


PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Thinning Hair Solutions

Lauren Quick | August 21, 2014

Thinning hair is a problem countless men and women suffer from—whether it be genetics, lifestyle or aging, help your clients prevent future hair loss with these wet-line products.


Behind the Cover: August 2014

Maggie Mulhern | August 14, 2014

Although he may not like the word, Chris McMillan is clearly a king of mentorship. “I prefer ‘influencer,’ McMillan says. “It does not take away from the talents that have come out of my salon.”