Cassandra McGlaughlin (@cassandraplatinum), owner of Salon Platinum, Tampa, Florida; along with her colleague Dominique  Limone (@limonetree), are inspiring hairdressers and colorists with a program called "Mannequin Monday". When McGlaughlin, Limone and MODERN asked other salon professionals to show their favorite finishes on a mannequin head (tagging #mannequinmonday), YOU all delivered. There were thousands of fantastic finishes to choose from. It was impossible to choose just one to feature (the original plan). Here are 4 fantastic finishes that represent a nice variety including color, cut, style, shape and design. (Make sure to go in and look at all the others...amazing and inspiring, and make sure to check back here next Monday for another Mannequin Monday post!)






Michelle Marshall (@michelle_marshall), a Redken Artist from the Michelle Marshall salon in the UK, along with fellow UK Redken Artist Chris Moody (cut/style)


This look was created for a color class at the redken exchange in London, the class is called "Design and Color Surge" aimed at experienced stylists and colorists looking for quick easy techniques that can be easily used in salon and by tweeting the color choice can be carried out on a variety of guests.

we create it -  you wear it -  beautiful hair 



Highlight formulas:

1: Redken remix 10g Blue + 10g  20vol ods developer

2: Redken Remix 5g blue + 5g  green + 10g 20vol ods developer

Base formula:

Redken Chromatics 40g 5Ab +  10g remix Blue and  50g 10vol ods developer



Triangle sectioning pattern set back from front hairline, the lowest point of the triangle being on the left hand longer side. Start by standing behind the right ear taking diagonal sections from the side of the crown. over direct each section to the same point,  using the curve of the head to create softness. Apply Redken remix 10g Blue + 10g  20vol ods developer to each weft heavy towards the lengths blurring up towards zone 1 leaving 1-3 inches free from lightener, place a foil over the weft on the next weft leave a longer root  area free from lightener. Alternate each weft with different lengths of root. This along with the over directing creates a soft blend of hi - light.

     (Each section is blurred to root using redken blur brush.)


  STAGE TWO, darker base and overlay color:

   Isolate triangle. Apply base formula to all zone 1 and zone 2  of all hair. 

  Triangle: Apply base formula to all zone 1 pulling down further on sections were still dark. Alternate the 2 hi-light formulas on each weft overlaying onto pre-lightened sections. To every second section, take a micro weave and apply base formula from root to tip, creating texture and shadow.






 @Casandracutter created this look for a FUNraising class she gave at Paul Mitchell Schools. "The cut is really exemplary of how bold ideas like disconnection and super heavy fringe can be very salon friendly and wearable if it has a well thought out plan and achieves artistic balance. I started with a short graduated shape in the nape area and then set a convex layer over the top which covered most of the grad. This 'emptiness' created movement and the short hair from the grad helps to create volume in the layers through the occipital, giving it a beautiful 'question mark' silhouette. I left a disconnection on the front right corner of the head and the back left corner to balance the shape. I layered the fringe to reduce bulk before stamping in my final line."


For color, Cutter used a pinwheel configuration pivoting from the apex. "Although I worked in all vibrant colors, I alternated light and dark shades to create harmony from one side of the shape to the other."


Pre lightened with DPL + 40 vol

Inkworks Hot Pink + two dots Yellow

Inkworks Yellow +  Blue

Inkworks Yellow 

Inkworks Hot Pink + Blue + Purple





Braided "Hat Hair"







"Practice makes perfect!"


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