Modern Salon

July 2017

Hair: Jamie Suarez for Regis; Michael McDonough for Matrix
Assistant: Melissa Sparks for Regis
Photographer: Roberto Ligresti
Makeup: David Maderich

Note From the Editor: Core Values

Each Year, Olivia Garden hosts a photoshoot to develop a look book of images and techniques created using their iconic brushes and tools. This year, they invited me on set to see, first-hand, the results.

It was wonderful to be with Anne Maza as she watched the vision for her brand get captured during the photoshoot.

Maza’s parents Jean and Micheline Rennette invented and patented the first silent blow dryer in 1979. In the ’80s, they invented a system of interlocking curlers without rubber bands that avoided the band mark across the hair. Olivia Garden then released its first brush in 1998 with a lifetime warranty against manufacturer’s defects. “We were the first to have a ceramic and ionic brush, combining both technology into the same brush,” Maza says.

It was an unbelievable experience to be surrounded by such top talent and on-brand vision, and to see how, even though five decades have passed and technology has dramatically shifted the possibilities, the brand stays true to its original vision of producing ergonomically correct tools that perform, retain heat, are durable and are built to make hairdressers’ jobs easier.

- Alison Alhamed, Editor in Chief 

In This Issue


Find Your Fit

Rosanne Ullman | July 12, 2017

To stay motivated and maintain emotional health, how can cosmetologists choose the right career fit for a job among the many opportunities in the beauty industry? Members of the Healthy Hairdresser Advisory Council weigh in.


Muted Pastels

| July 6, 2017

"The new muted pastels are a beautiful way to complement any shade," says Leonardo Rocco, Aloxxi artistic advisor. "These work best on a double-process blonde."