Modern Salon

August 2016

Hair: Corinne Brown and Harley LoBasso
Photographer: Roberto Ligresti
Makeup artist: David Maderich
Fashion stylist: Rod Novoa

Throughout the year, all of our editors work on assembling MODERN’s annual Game Changers list of who we’re following, why we love their work and how these influencers are making waves in beauty. We love seeing where our “who’s who” is based—yes there are the New Yorks, LAs and internationals, but the majority of our influencers are spread throughout the country in Michigan, Kentucky, Illinois, Georgia and Colorado. 

In this August issue of MODERN, meet the 2016 class of social media beauty influencers. See the work that made them Insta-famous, their favorite hashtags, the pro beauty competitions they’re winning, and who they follow. PLUS discover their favorite apps for watermarking, cropping, video editing, collaging and more. 

COMING SOON: Just in time for National Hairloss Awareness month is our debut of HAIR+, which focuses on all aspects of thinning hair and related solutions designed to arm you with the information, tools and confidence you need to get involved in the hair thinning conversation with your clients. Because, as this issue of MODERN will demonstrate, if social media and competition have taught us anything, it’s that pushing yourself and your skillset is the biggest game changer of them all.


In This Issue


Game Changers 2016: KL Christoffersen

Jamie Newman | July 29, 2016

KL Christoffersen is best known for her coined way of highlighting hair, fluid hair-painting, which uses a balayage-esque painting technique while the client is reclined at the edge of a color table.


Game Changers 2016: Bianca Hillier

Jamie Newman | July 28, 2016

Bianca Hillier’s Instagram feed acts as her portfolio. It’s laden with professional photos of models, bloggers, actresses and more, all whose hair she colored. She works with newMARK models, NEXT, No Ties LA faces and Osbrink agency. ...

Article Some of the members of Butterfly Circus.Back Row: Jenny Strebe (@theconfessionsofahairstylist), Sam Daly (@bottleblonde76), Laura Kaszoni (@lalasupdos), Alexis Thurston (@alexisbutterflyloft), Ash Fortis (@xostylistxo). Front Row: Jay Olson (@jaywesleyolson), Anthony Giannotti (@anthonythebarber916), David Thurston (@davidbuterflyloft), Linh Phan (@bescene), Rickey Zito (@hairgod_zito). Not pictured: Iris Smith (@glamiris) and Nina Kovner (@passionsquared).  (photo credit: Steve Kim)

Butterfly Circus: Its Origins and What's Next

Jamie Newman | July 20, 2016

You're familiar with their social media handles: @theconfessionsofahairstylist, @jaywesleyolson, @bescene, @xostylistxo, to name a few. A force to be reckoned with on their own, but together, a powerhouse of cut, color and style ...