From sweet and simple to the rebel at heart, Katie DeLuca's work on her Instagram page showcases the perfect marriage of pretty styles with the right amount of edge. Overtime, DeLuca has grown to be a special part of our team of editor's hearts. Not only did DeLuca accept our invite to attend the first-ever MODERN SALON Artist Session: Influencer Series, but she is also a member of MODERN's Artist Collective, and we can't wait to see where she goes next.
Hair by Katie DeLuca, Mayfield Ohio
Specialty: Styling and foilayage
Most viral post: my first blonde foilayage client after coming back from my 4 day 901 academy class. I think people liked it so much because the picture had really good lighting, and the blonde was bright and melty. Who doesn’t love a bright, melty blonde?
Favorite apps: I love Snapseed for basic editing, and Facetune for smoothing skin or nixing and errant hair. But for the most part, I don’t edit my photos at all. My goal is to present a very attainable look without and smoke and mirrors.
Favorite hashtags: #modernsalon (of course!!) I love the sense of community. You know you can always click on it and find like minded people and great inspiration. I always throw a local hashtag in too. You want the people who live near you to see your work!
I follow: I am currently obsessed with @justinemarjan. She always posts great tips and always uses cool hair accessories.
Tip to get best results on a post: I am very picky about what I post. I won’t just post every single picture I take. But when I find a picture I love, it’s the right angle, lighting, pose, background. I take a TON of pictures from every angle to make sure I have the perfect one. Always go outside in the shade. I’ve gotten some of my best photos that way! If you don’t have access to that, then a ring light with a neutral background is great too!
Hidden talent: I’m really into doing hair for photo shoots and fashion shows. I’ve worked with Orlando Pita and Odile Gilbert. I thrive on the energy of fashion collaboration!
Hidden talent (beauty-related): I’ve been playing the piano and singing since i was kid. I’m not sure how good I am, but it’s something I enjoy
How social media changed my life: social media has been a good and bad thing at the same time. It has been a great source of inspiration, but also can also make you feel like you’re not good enough. I try to focus on learning something and supporting other stylists. Instagram in particular has really helped me build my clientele. It’s pretty much my online portfolio.
The first time I was featured on MODERN’s Insta: I made a silly meme that said “first I do the coffee, then I do the hair”. I think it was super relatable since we pretty much live on coffee!
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