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Alison Alhamed

Alison Alhamed

Editor in Chief, MODERN SALON

As Editor in Chief, Alison Alhamed shapes the content and voice for MODERN SALON's social media platforms, digital channels and monthly print magazine. Alison collaborates closely with salon professionals, social influencers, brands and industry personalities to connect them with our community of readers and followers. As a beauty editor, public speaker and licensed cosmetologist, Alison was named one of Folio magazine's 13 Under 30 emerging leaders in publishing. She regularly judges industry competitions; presents on how to build a following on social media; collaborates with brands on photoshoots, marketing and advertising campaigns; and is passionate about the professional salon industry. 

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Meet the Root Smudge Queen: Nicki Bianco

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Meet the Root Smudge Queen: Nicki Bianco

by Alison Alhamed

Nicki Bianco, a colorist out of Huntington, New York, is creating quite the buzz on her @nickiwildflower Instagram page for her seamlessly blended sliced highlights and root smudging. Her video transformations shot at her Wildflower Hair Den showcase the evolution of what appears to be stripey highlights into an on-trend, stretched-root effect.

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8 Ways to Prevent Hair Color Fade

by Alison Alhamed

When it comes to vibrant hair color that goes the distance, oxidative dyes won’t fade off tone like direct dyes can, adding a final gloss can help seal in color, and brands with double-dye loads are ideal for vibrant reds with longevity.

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