Modern Salon

September 2015

Hair: Giannandrea
Photography: Roberto Ligresti
Makeup: Carolina Dali
Fashion styling: Rod Novoa assisted by Dennis Pinto

It’s always exciting to get the September issues of fashion and beauty magazines. Not only do InStyle, W, Allure and Harper’s Bazaar boast impressive folios—Vogue at 832 celebrity-drenched pages!—these fall fashion editions feature the latest trends, how to wear them, plus the designers you need to know about.

 Although not 832 pages (we saved some of our favorite content for, this issue of MODERN SALON is intended to do the same, featuring page after page of fresh silhouettes, contemporary color applications and styling techniques—and the beauty professionals you need to know about.

Although clients may not be as in-tune to the runways of the world, fashion and beauty go together seamlessly. In this issue, learn how one Chicago blowout bar brings fashion into the salon by implementing one key element from the runways into its dress code policy for stylists.

And while matte, glossy, textured and length descriptors apply to fashion as they do to hair, those words are also relevant to nail trends, products and services. Turn to Priority Nail to see what nail pros and insiders are buzzing about for the coming season.

For coverage of our industry’s annual “hair fashion” show, the North American Hairstyling Awards, flip to our annual Winner’s Portfolio keepsake for inspiration from each category.

In This Issue


Artist Session: Hybrid Hair

Maggie Mulhern | August 28, 2015

At the most recent Artist Session workshop in NYC, the artists in attendance pulled out some contemporary tricks and trends to make a hybrid blend of classic shapes with modern touches. Fantasy DollJoanna Rivera of NYLA Hair Studio in ...


Texture Illusion

Maggie Mulhern | August 27, 2015

Macadamia Professional’s Emmy-nominated International Creative Director Giannandrea celebrates texture through his three styling keys: what the eye sees, how the light hits the silhouette and the high-voltage professional products to get ...


Neon/Nude Contrast

Maggie Mulhern | August 27, 2015

With the right balance and placement, just about anything can work these days when it comes to color. Bold brights paired with a nude base can make a strong statement.