2017 MODERN SALON 100: Yen Vuongphan @ombrestudio
Yen Vuongphan must have a full book of clients with long, luxurious hair lined up to get in her chair by the looks of his page. Those clients let Vuongphan, better known as @ombrestudio, put her amazing ombre skills to work. Get ready to be inspired by the most perfectly diffused ombres you've ever seen. No "bad ombres" here! (Sorry, we had to).
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Salon: Ombre Studio, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Best known for: balayage and finishing with straight hair to show that seamless look
Most viral post: What put me on the map was when one of my work was shared on instagram of my ombre balayage earlier this year.
Favorite app: Splice to put together little clips of my hair transformations; and Layout app that Instagram provides to make collages.
Favorite hashtags: #modernsalon #ultrabondseal #theyaremybiggestsupporters
Who I’m following: @modernsalon, @ultrabondseal, @imallaboutdahair, @cosmoprofbeauty
Tip to get best results on a post: I always make sure I smooth out every section of the hair before I take a picture to ensure the perfect shine to enhance my ombres.
Favorite professional beauty products: Ultra Bond Seal because it allows me to do incredible hair transformations lifting from a level 2-10 in one session without any breakage.
How social media changed your life: Before social media, no one knew me or the work I did and it was basically just word of mouth. But now I get to show case my work through Facebook and Instagram. It allowed me to stretch further to people from all over the world who message me complimenting on how seamless my ombres are. It’s very flattering to know people appreciate my work.