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.