The Power of Versatility: Glamorous Holiday Hair

Hair: The Salon by InStyle/JCP Salon National Artistic Team
Photographer: Roberto LIgresti
Makeup: David Maderich for MAC Cosmetics
Fashion styling: Rod Novoa
Nails: Leonobi Galvez for OPI

The six members of The Salon by InStyle/JCP Salon National Artistic Team came to the Water Street Studio in NYC to create glamorous and exciting holiday hair. Two teams of three transformed models using extensions, forms and thermal tools with a goal to embrace beautiful, strong and powerful women.

“The inspiration for our shoot was born by wanting to embrace beautiful, strong and powerful women,” says Jaimee Harris Smith, senior education manager for The Salon by InStyle/JCP Salon. “We wanted to create versatile hair that is good for daytime and for evening.”

Smith along with five members of the The Salon by InStyle/JCP Salon National Artistic Team, used different techniques to accentuate the style. The artists wanted to show that there is really something for everyone.

“It’s all about pumping up natural beauty,” Smith says. “We enter just about every situation with a goal to enhance natural shape, color and texture.”

Smith and the team of Miguelina Mejia and Amberle Kerkstra, and Brendnetta Ashley, Darcy Falls and Kellie Ferraro developed a mood board incorporating each member’s ideas. It turns out they were seeing texture in
all different forms. They love texture and movement for energy, balanced with different shapes and silhouettes.

For this session the artists chose to take their models from day to night, starting with a more consumer-friendly first look before building to a more dramatic evening finish.

“With extensions, the possibilities are endless,” Smith says. “Color is huge and can be used to enhance, build and go brighter.”

The team used extensions on both models saying most of their clients love to add a pop of color without commitment. “It’s all about giving that professional touch with products and tools,” Smith adds.

Curling irons: Hot Tools
Crimping iron: CBC
Stylers: Matrix and Sexy Hair
Extensions: Hairtalk
Clips: Product Club
Brushes: Nicholas French Shine
Brush: Sam Villa Brushes
Eyelashes: I-Envy
Nail lacquer: Envy the Adventure
and Black to Reality by OPI

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