Modern Salon

November 2017

Hair: Victoria Casciola and Jacquie Figueroa for Hairtalk
Photographer: Roberto Ligresti
Makeup: David Maderich
Fashion stylist: Rod Novoa
Nail art: Kelly VanDahl

Note From the Editor: Embracing Change

I recently cut off quite a bit of length—I had to. My hair was so unhealthy from over-processing and thermal damage that if a gust of wind blew I was worried my ends would snap off. It was time to let this dandelion puff mane go—six inches of it.

It was a hard decision—I’m very attached to my length—but unhealthy, jagged ends don’t look good on anyone.
Although my number-one goal was a return to healthier hair, the change left me feeling uneasy. I longed for my length but I wasn’t ready to go back to being a brunette. We had just finished shooting the collection you see
on our cover by Hairtalk artist Victoria Casciola, so extensions were top of mind. And although I’m not the traditional extensions client, I wanted to see what was possible. So I called upon Hairtalk Master Educator
Alicia Iannone to transform my lob into a healthy, bright beige-y blonde.

- Alison Alhamed, Editor in Chief 

In This Issue


Creative Freedom: Fixing Fine, Wispy Hair

Maggie Mulhern | December 31, 2017

New shades, lengths, textures and designs in the extension world allow salon professionals the opportunity to change the game for their clients. Going from "okay" to "wow" in just one sitting is now possible with these new products and styles.


Moisture Masques

Meg Psiharis | November 10, 2017

With falling leaves and temperature shifts ahead, make sure clients stock up on hydrating products to protect hair from dry winter air.



Alison Alhamed | November 8, 2017

Luis Alvarez expertly captures the winning looks created by team BaBylissPRO at the recent Bronner Bros. show in Atlanta.


Modern Bardot How-To

Maggie Mulhern | November 8, 2017

The ’50s and ’60s film star Brigitte Bardot is often referenced when people chat about the quintessential blonde bombshell. It was her gorgeous, undone, blonde, sexy and full hair that truly was the crown to her beauty.

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