Awards & Contests

Announcing the Braids & Brides GRAND-PRIZE Winner!

by Lauren Quick | March 13, 2017

MODERN launched our Braids & Brides competition in January to promote special-occasion artistry and name one of YOU as the newest member of our exclusive 2017 Artist Collective (which includes @mustafaaavci, @blohaute, @heidimariegarrett and @annette_updo_artist).

Our 2017 Braids & Brides grand-prize winner is... Saretta Bowerman!

Naples, Florida-based Bowerman was initially selected by MODERN SALON editors as one of 10 semifinalists from thousands of entries. The 10 seminfinalists were sent a gift box with goodies from Sebastian Professional, Kenra Professional, Olivia Garden, Grande Cosmetics and Color Wowand they were tasked with creating a beautiful braided style. Our Artist Collective judged those entries and narrowed them to five finalists.

The five finalists had to create a beautiful bridal style using at least one product from our Challenge Box sponsored by Amika, GKhair, HairUWear Professional and Pink Pewter. And you, MODERN SALON readers, voted for Saretta as our winner!

As the Braids & Brides grand-prize winner, Bowerman is being named the newest member of MODERN SALON’s exclusive Artist Collective, will be recognized in an upcoming issue of MODERN SALON magazine, has received more than $2,000 worth of products and tools from professional beauty brands AND gets round-trip airfare and hotel stay to our HAIR+ Summit educational event this September in Atlanta!

We want say CONGRATULATIONS to Saretta Bowerman for her beautiful styles—it's a title well-earned! All the entries, semifinalist submissions and finalist submissions have been beautiful and inspiring, and we also congratulate all those who have been a part of the competition. 

Enormous thanks to all the Braids & Brides sponsors; they really sweetened the pot with amazing products and tools to send to our semifinalists and finalists, and the contest wouldn't have been possible without their support!

If you want to see how we got from thousands of entries to one winner, be sure to check out all our photo galleries!

Charlie Price next to his awards display at his Beauty Underground Salon/Studio in Denver,...

Awards & Contests

5 Tips to Win NAHA

by Maggie Mulhern

Charlie Price is on top of his competition game, most notably NAHA. Price has been nominated 27 times and has won four of the coveted trophies which he displays, with great pride, on a dedicated multi-level award shelf. Here are his five tips to win.


In our video section, watch salon professionals in action, listen to the advice of salon business experts, and tour inside the world’s top salons.

The Top 5 Men’s Hair Challenges and How to Face Them

The Top 5 Men’s Hair Challenges and How to Face Them

by Staff

Aren’t male clients the best? They’re in, they’re out, they’re not fussy or demanding, they’re loyal and they really like it when you to tell them what to do with their hair. But along the way, you occasionally run into a hair challenge...

A key look from the REMIX COLLECTION


Goldwell's Remix Collection: Bold, Daring, Playful

by Maggie Mulhern

The REMIX Collection, created by the Global winners and Goldwell International Artists is a happy and colorful collection featuring block coloring, sharp contours and strong contrasts. It is to be used as the guide and inspiration for the 2019 Color Zoom Challenge.

Load More