In This Issue


Editor's Note: Watch NAHA Live!

posted by | July 3, 2013

Even if you can’t be in Las Vegas on July 14th, you can still be part of the greatest night in hairdressing. MODERN SALON Media, proud co-founder of the North American Hairstyling Awards, will be exclusively streaming the entire awards ceremony live and online at in real time.


Lesson in Lineage: Color Dreads How To

Maggie Mulhern | July 2, 2013

This “Color Dreads” technique creates gentle vertical color dimension on otherwise fl at color. Vertical sections are color alternated to bring shine and movement all tied together by a brighter colored cat-eye section over the natural parting. This alternative to traditional highlights offers even more opportunities.


Lesson in Lineage: Color Chameleon How To

Maggie Mulhern | July 2, 2013

Gustav Mendoza has hairdressing in his blood. For more than 100 years, the Mendoza family has been in the beauty business. His father, Richard, was responsible for creating the iconic slanted sideburn worn by William Shatner on Star Trek (“He created the slant to try to distract from the toupee Shatner wore,” Mendoza says of his father.)


Summer Nights: Color

| July 1, 2013

One of the finest collaborators and mentors in the professional salon industry is Beth Minardi. She has trained and guided some of the best colorists in the beauty world.


Helmet by Dee Parker

Jan Hillenmeyer | June 13, 2013

Colorist Dee Parker of Wieselmann Salon in Melbourne, Australian brings her prodigious talents as a hair cutter and colorist to her Helmet collection. Parker is the artistic director for the Wieselmann salon in the upscale and super trendy Toorak suburb of Melbourne--one of the most competitive hairdressing communities in the world.


COLLECTION: Kyoto by Craig Smith

Jan Hillenmeyer | June 10, 2013

The Kyoto collection by Craig Smith of Fruition Salon in Brisbane, Australia is a work of art itself, which was inspired by art of Rene Gruau.

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