Photographer: Chris Kolk
Makeup artist: Alecia Butchko
WELCOME, NOVEMBER! As this issue arrives you’re gearing up for the most wonderful—and busiest—time of the year.
The holidays are such a lucrative season for stylists and salons. Clients are coming in for fresh color for family photos to grace their greeting cards, festive manicures and blowouts for holiday parties—not to mention all the retail and gift-card opportunities.
The hustle and bustle can be an exciting time, but as the days fly by, don’t forget about caring for your own health this season.
Most hairdressers will agree it’s just not practical to plan for a long lunch break—but you can eat a healthy, filling breakfast, try to get a full night’s rest, and learn some quick stretches you can do while shampooing or formulating. See page 76 for salon-friendly strategies to avoid and relieve stress, and search “Healthy Hairdresser” on the newly re-launched modernsalon.com for more ideas.
This issue also celebrates the buzz of new-growth camouflagers as retail opportunities (page 44), how stylists across the country are giving back (page 62) and bond-building additives to help clients’ color look its best Celebrating the cool months in a cool hat in (page 108).
On page 82, Ammon Carver and his New York City studio team create blondes that are totally appropriate for all winter months. On page 90, see how Celeb Luxury’s new Colorwash system stops color from visible washout and fade.
And on page 112, meet Christine Schuster, the woman behind the education of some of beauty’s most recognized brands.
Throughout December, MODERN SALON is also ready to treat you! We’re hosting major giveaways all the way through New Year’s Eve. Make sure you’re following MODERN on social media for the alerts because we’re looking to gift you freebies ranging from stylers to tools to extensions and more…until the ball drops!