Vicki Casciola continues to stun MODERN editors with her gorgeous transformations and ability to master extensions. Her beautiful work is complemented by her cool-girl vibes and incredibly kind and outgoing personality. Casciola has worked with MODERN on several occasions, and every time we learn something important and powerful.
Hotbox Salon, Las Vega, Nevada
Specialty: Transformations! Extension specialist; all around transformations as well as cut/color
Most viral post: My Platinum transformation from warm Platinum to cool Platinum! I added length and volume while taking my model cooler using (Hairtalk) extensions. I also added extensions to her fringe to lighten and pump up her bang. It went viral! Someone commented saying it was extension porn, and I think they said it perfectly. It went viral because that platinum cool is so wanted yet hard to achieve – the transformation was perfect.
Favorite apps: Facetune because it helps enhance the natural beauty of each picture without being too much. The actual Instagram features! When you pick edit on your Instagram post then head to brightness it really enhances the natural lighting or whatever you are wanting to enhance as softly or as aggressively as u desire! Honestly I don’t use too many apps to edit my pictures. I really like a raw picture tweaked maybe a pinch or two.
Favorite hashtags: #HairGypsy (actual Trademark I own now) #maneaddicts #hudabeauty
I follow: @jenatkinhair @justinemarjan @nicholas_french @jamespecis @presleypoe
Pro tips: Your Instagram feed is only as good as your photograph. The picture and story behind it goes hand and hand. Lightening! Use either natural lightening or a Ring light to capture all the right tones and dimensions. Be authentic!
Hidden talent (beauty-related): I am extremely fast at applying extensions. I once did a full head of extensions in 8 minutes 20 seconds! It was a race between a barber and myself to see who would finish first. A full fade or full application!
Hidden talent: I have been a gymnast since I was three! Still tumble and keep it fresh with my skills
How social media changed my life: Social media has been such a great stepping stone and ice breaker with meeting new artist in our industry! It’s has opened many doors to work with brands and talent that have been on my bucket list!
The first time I was featured on MODERN’s Insta: I will never forget the first time MODERN SALON had featured me as an artist! And not just inside the magazine, but I landed the cover. I remember it like it was yesterday! It was November 2014; my beautiful model (in red plaid and red hair) along with our wonderful team made my dream come to life! One of the best days yet!
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