Modern Salon

November 2015

Hair: Candy Shaw, Martin Parsons and the Sunlights Artisan Team
Production: Tom Carson
Photography: Global Hair & Fashion Group
Makeup: Candice Holloway

Though the weather outside isn’t frightful just yet, the holidays are fast approaching—and with that comes annual family photoshoots for greeting cards, cookie parties, reunions and holiday celebrations. Your clients will be coming to you to freshen up their color, polish their nails and, yes, even style their bridal parties.

Because the winter months boast so many events where clients need a trusty glam squad, we decided it wasn’t the wrong time of year for a bridal-infused cover shoot—in fact, the closer you get to the equator, summer becomes off-peak and November, December and January are in-demand. We took this formal elegance of bridal and applied it to the festive holiday season.

On our cover and in A Touch of Class, educators Candy Shaw and Martin Parsons collaborate on a collection that snubs effortless looks and, instead, focuses on formal sophistication and class. In Bling Thing, special-occasion stylist Amanda Diedrich shares how a well-placed hair accessory can take a look from effortless to formal. And Fashion Week coverage adds inspiration in the form of knots and ponies, and nail-art technique.

In Texture, hydration becomes the most important element for creative holiday styling. And In Academy Tour, Instagram-famed stylist Laura Kaszoni (@lalasupdos) inspires the masses to add detailing and interest to their braids and chignons.

Once the decorations are taken down, the boots are packed away and the salt-stains begin to fade, what your clients will remember about holiday 2015 are through her photos, and she’ll be looking to you, the professional, to make her picture perfect. Let this issue inspire and delight as you prepare for the most-wonderful time of the year.

In This Issue


Liquid Refreshment

Modern Salon | October 28, 2015

Have you noticed some old school products, tools and techniques are making a comeback? Pincurls? Roller sets? Liquid color? When placed in the right hands, liquid color can create modern and fresh finishes on all hair types and textures. To ...

Product Class attendees learn from Johnny Plant how to apply the Extensions+ hair extensions.  (photo credit: Jamie Newman)

Evolve To Launch Extensions+

Jamie Newman | October 27, 2015

“Less time, no damage, more natural,” is the tagline that Evolve Artistic Director Johnny Plant tells stylists to tell their clients when using new Evolve Extensions+.At a recent class MODERN SALON attended in September as part of ...


Red-Carpet Glam: Elegant Emmy Looks

Jamie Newman | October 27, 2015

As Audrey Hepburn once said, "Elegance is the only beauty that never fades." Elegant, glamorous and effortless describe the stand-out styles at the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. The stylists who created these classic looks, ...