Modern Salon

April 2016

Hair: The Salon by InStyle Design Team
Photography: Gabor Jurina

Anyone who's ever tied the knot knows the research and stress involved before the bride can even begin to think about her walk down the aisle. In addition to picking a date, location and invitations, the couple has to plan seating charts, music, menu and flowers—it's a lot to manage.

That's where the wedding party gets the opportunity to alleviate some of the stress through recommendations of tried-and-true professionals they've worked with in the past—DJs, florists, photographers and (this is where you come in) hair and makeup.

When she's going through her to-do list, a strong recommendation to the bride goes a long way—and if she and her bridesmaids have a good experience, it can bring big repeat business into your chair.

It starts with our cover, created by The Salon by InStyle Design team—see why braids are an old-school technique you need to modernize.

On page 48, learn how to create the ideal environment to keep bridal clients stress-free. On page 50, see how Instagram-famed stylist Mustafa Avci uses Old Hollywood to inspire contemporary designs. On page 60, see how one educator built a national workshop around her bustling bridal business. And beginning on page 94, see how educators are re-envisioning special occasion just in time for prom and wedding season.

In This Issue


Time Lapse by Number 4

Alison Alhamed | April 1, 2016

The Time Lapse Collection from Number 4 High Performance Hair Care was inspired by the art of a woman’s transformation over time. Every day, our perspectives of the world and the thoughts we entertain are impacted by life ...

Article Sophy Merszei, CEO, Novalash (right) presents trophy to LASHoff winner, Maribeth Melton (center) as Bianca Martinez, outgoing LASHoff, 2015 winner presents Maribeth with her NovaLash Brand Ambassador sash. (photo credit: NovaLash)

NovaLash LASHoff Winners Announced

Jamie Newman | March 8, 2016

On a Friday night in late February, brand ambassadors, educators and lash artists gathered at Houston’s Hotel ZaZa for NovaLash’s sixth annual LASHoff Awards (and yes, there were more voluminous, thick, perfect sets of lashes on ...


Old Hollywood Glamour by Mustafa Avci

Alison Alhamed | April 6, 2016

MODERN challenged Mustafa Avci to create a special-occasion updo perfect for a formal wedding.Ask any Instagrammer who follows pro beauty pages, the king of Hollywood glam is Mustafa Avci, @hairsalonm and @mustafasworkshop. Best known for his ...


Carly LaManna: Creating Abundance through Health

Rosanne Ullman | March 24, 2016

Thanks for a great inspirational Healthy Hairdresser email from Carly LaManna, colorist at Planet Salon in Los Angeles, who writes: “Beauty shines from within… Be the change you want to see… To thine own self be ...