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Modern Salon

March 2015

As the last months of winter come to a close, our desire for a vacation climbs to an all-time high. The timing couldn’t have been better for Aquage’s Luis Alvarez to conceptualize a Miami-infused photoshoot featuring wet looks for the March issue of MODERN SALON. But an air-dried finish doesn’t just mean chlorine or salt water dried in the sun: A wet look still requires effort. And it all starts with a strong foundation in styling products—luckily, this issue is full of solutions. We reached out to the industry’s leading product manufacturers and polled our audience for their favorite seasalt sprays, celebrated for their texture-enhancing effects, and oil-absorbing dry shampoos.

And nail season officially begins as the gloves come off and boots are placed in the back of the closet in exchange for open-toed shoes and gladiators. We spoke to the industry’s leading nail houses for expert advice in the world of manicures and pedicures—from business ideas to introduce in your salon, to advanced education, color, nail art and trend.

Travel season for the professional salon industry just kicked into high gear, too. In these pages, see industry event coverage from Hawaii, California, New Orleans, Las Vegas and Miami.

Also included in this issue is the special Healthy Hairdresser Head-to-Toe Guide on Taking Care of You. This comprehensive, annual wellness supplement, which was included alongside the March issue, can be viewed at the end of this digital edition.