Hairdresser Lauren Thompson and make-up artist April Caruso just graduated from Parisian Beauty Academy in Hackensack, New Jersey. While they are each thrilled to be working in great salons (Thompson at OC61 in NYC and Caruso at Caru in Hoboken, NJ), each wants to build a portfolio in hopes to start doing some freelance and magazine work.
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One of the best ways to “build a book” is to enlist the talents of a model and photographer. As a team, the four participants (and sometimes a fashion stylist) hit the studio and get as many looks as possible in as little time as possible. Everyone works for free with the goal of ending up with some great images for a portfolio.
Photographer Roberto Ligresti worked with the stylists to achieve these results. See Beauty and Fashion Director Maggie Mulhern’s blog for more details from the shoot!
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Small sections of hair are curled with a large curling iron all around the head to create long, vertical curls.
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Curls are brushed out with fingers and brush. Crown is backcombed for volume.
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A very snug head band is placed a few inches back from hairline to create a few inches of smooth hair.
The Ultra Hydrating Masque is a moisturizing masque treatment, specifically for curly and wavy hair types, that delivers vital nutrients to hydrate and repair curly hair while maintaining natural curl formation.
Discover how to create a floating braid with a french braid technique for a super simple but visually interesting braided long hair style. Sam Villa shares how he used a directional blow dry first to set the hair in the right direction.
Amanda Kimball is known for her incredible braiding skills--one quick look at her @amandajeank Instagram page and you'll see why she was named a MODERN SALON 100 honoree and part of MODERN'S Artist Connective.
If you want to know what’s happening with men’s hair, check with the men’s grooming pros at American Crew. They always have their fingers on the pulse of trends for guys. So when they say the latest trend is longer lengths in men’s haircutting—believe it.
The NAHA Salon Team category showcases a team's diversity, versatility, creativity and expertise in hair styling. Salon teams must consist of at least two members and be employed at the same salon to be eligible.
The holiday season is the time to have fun with fashion, decorations and, yes, HAIR! When else can you rock velvet everything, adorn the salon in lights and sparkly tinsel, and create snowmen out of your client's mane?!
The Master Stylist category is designed to allow the biggest names in the industry to compete with one another. Entrants are top platform artists, educators, artistic directors and previous Hairstylists of the Year who submit five images of a collection exemplifying best work.