“Clients don’t want to take away the natural texture of their hair. They want touchable, soft hair that looks cool, is sculptural and moves.” —Cosmetologists Chicago Co-Director Karen GordonPhoto 1 of 8
Wrapped & Rolled: To create Jennifer Price’s bohemian-chic look, she used a wide-tooth comb to back comb and create billowy, frothy texture, but still keeping lots of detail, which was key in maintaining this voluminous look.Photo 2 of 8
Well Rounded: The foundation of this textured afro was created using a braid out method. Sal Misseri then created a square shape throughout the haircut to build the roundness.Photo 3 of 8
Fierce and Foxy: Using extensions to create long wisps in the back, and adding texture to soften this modern shag, Allyson Tinberg diffused the hair and curled some pieces for a soft, wispy finish.Photo 4 of 8
Big Tease: To create this raw texture, the hero product was texturizing spray and powder. Sara Koseck used both to maintain a strong base to build volume and reinforce her model’s waves.Photo 5 of 8
Behind the scenes at Cosmetologists Chicago's Jet-Setting shoot.Photo 6 of 8
Behind the scenes at Cosmetologists Chicago's Jet-Setting shoot.Photo 7 of 8
Sal Misseri, Jennifer Price, John Gialluisi, Karen Gordon, Sarah Koseck and Allyson TinbergPhoto 8 of 8
Drawing inspiration from 2015’s runway shows, Cosmetologists Chicago’s latest collection, Jet-Setting, reinterprets this season’s fashion-forward looks in a fun, approachable way. Under the direction and leadership of CC Co-Directors Karen Gordon and John Gialluisi, Sarah Koseck, Jennifer Price, Allyson Tinberg and Sal Misseri combined their unique talents and imagination to create rocker-chic, uber-cool looks to be worn by headliners, the in-crowd and girls who just want to have fun.
Jet-Setting provides a new, chic response to the straight hair we’ve seen for years, featuring not-so-effortless textured styles. “Hairdressers want more texture in the hair that looks cool, is sculptural and moves,” Gordon says. “Clients don’t want to take away the natural texture of their hair. They want touchable, soft hair that looks cool, is sculptural and moves.”
For the past four years, Cosmetologists Chicago, organizers of America’s Beauty Show, has invited more than 20 hairdressers and 20 assistants from salons throughout Chicago to participate on their photo trend team. “It’s powerful for an association to bring together separate artists to create a strong collection,” says Misseri, NAHA winner and stylist at Chicago’s Ladies & Gentleman Salon & Spa.
In meeting and networking with industry leaders while on set, CC has provided emerging artists with a rewarding, unique opportunity to further their careers. “I really enjoyed being a part of this shoot,” Gialluisi says. “From the ’70s-inspired trend, which was right on point, to the team that was great to work with and our collaboration with the photographer Babak. It was an awesome experience!”
Co-Directors: Karen Gordon and John Gialluisi
Hair: Sarah Koseck, Sal Misseri, Jennifer Price, Allyson Tinberg
Makeup: Chrisondra Boyd and Lauren Thompson
Fashion styling: Sam Ng