Modern Salon

May 2016

In every issue of MODERN, on our social pages and websites, we make a concentrated effort to balance the range of styles and colors we feature.

Our audience, and top colorists and educators, and's most viral content and top searches focus on bold, creative coloring.

So for our May color issue, when we asked top color manufacturers and artists to share their favorite formulas, it was no surprise when the majority of submissions featured colors that would have once been considered avant garde or “alternative.”

So while we may be heavier on creative color than your standard issue of MODERN, let it inspire you as you formulate.

In this Issue:

From accents to statements, leading colorists share their favorite looks for the coming season in our PROCESS section.

L'Anza's Creative Team abandons traditional salon techniques in favor of free-form creativity in the feature, Beauty is Free.

In Sonya Dove's Dove Tales, cut and color take center stage--popping against soft, angelic backgrounds, fashion and photography.

Don't miss Melrose Telles-Bessenroth's Artist Session collection, Pastel Perfect, which features Great Lengths hair extensions, and pre-blended pastel strands of pink and green. Plus, see more Artist Session looks in Adorned.

Paul Mitchell's Lucie Doughty looked to 1980s patterns, graphics, contrasting colors and abstract shapes for her color inspiration in Graphic Statement. Plus, get the cut and color!

To conclude May, we dive into which root camouflagers that will keep your clients feeling happy with their color longer.

In This Issue


Beauty is Free by L'ANZA's Creative Team

Alison Alhamed | February 1, 2017

To celebrate the launch of the new Vibes color line, the L'ANZA Creative Team of Matt Swinney, Ammon Carver, Leah Freeman and Natasja Keizjer abandons traditional salon techniques in favor of free-form creativity.


Modern Reports: America's Beauty Show 2016

Lauren Quick | April 6, 2016

THE EVENT: America’s Beauty Show 2016 at McCormick Place in Chicago, March 12-14. THE DETAILS: More than 70,000 salon pros and owners, students, educators, product manufacturers and more attended this year’s show. The exhibit ...

Article Chrystofer Benson and Alison Alhamed on stage at ColorFest 2016. (photo credit: Babak)

Editor's Note: Color Cast

Lauren Salapatek | May 2, 2016

IN EVERY ISSUE OF MODERN, on our social pages and websites, we make a concerted effort to balance the range of styles and colors we feature—bobs and bangs, but also mohawks and undercuts. Gray coverage and balayage, but also pastels and ...


Healthy Hairdresser Hero: Anthony Barnhill

Lauren Salapatek | May 2, 2016

“Late last year, I was feeling like I wasn’t where I wanted to be—either personally or professionally,” says Anthony Barnhill, nominated as a Healthy Hairdresser Hero by this month’s Healthy Hairdresser sponsor, ...

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