Elizabeth Jakaitis is MODERN SALON and SALON TODAY's assistant editor, responsible for coverage of beauty news, products and trends. She is managing editor of MODERN’s TEXTURE! supplement, focusing on curly hair, and of the SOLO ARTIST program for independent stylists. Through reporting, social media engagement and involvement at industry events, Elizabeth tracks the pulse of trends and business practices that are shaping the world of professional beauty.
In addition to Hot Tools' CurlBar, the brand is soon introducing the CurlBar Set, a curling iron system that combines the ergonomic design and features of the CurlBar curling irons with the versatility of all four interchangeable barrels.
Curly clients today are way past being told that the only option for their hair is smoothing. Beyond that, they want to be able to wear their curls in different ways, with options to mix up their style every couple years, seasonally, or maybe even from day to day.
Texture today is natural, interesting, versatile and beautiful. Help clients explore the transformative power of their curls with intelligent products, diverse styling options and specialized education.
A solo artist's retail area presents their clients with the products that will maintain their style between appointments—and it helps if they can get these products conveniently and affordably. CosmoProf's Big Summer Savings Event includes shampoos, conditioners and styling products that come in liter duo packages.
For some beauty professionals who choose to be solo artists, being independent is not the whole game, but an important stage in their careers. For Jacob Khan, currently the owner of Jacob K. Hair in Dunwoody, Georgia and a member of the CosmoProf Artistic Team, everything he has accomplished would not have been possible without some time spent working independently and pursuing what he needed next in his career.
Hairstylists have up close and personal access to their clients, and for some stylists with a celebrity clientele, this means access to snipped locks that can be worth a pretty penny. From Beethoven to Bieber, here are some of the most expensive strands to date.