Modern Salon

September 2014

The September Issue of MODERN SALON

For the artists featured in the September issue MODERN SALON, creative influences come from everything they see and experience in the world around them—paintings and sculpture, geometry, food and fashion. Cover artist Kazushi Yamamura draws influence for his extreme finish from art movements of the 1900s to the 2000s—looking at the futuristic, monochromatic styles of the modern era for hints on color diffusion and curvature of the cut and pose of the model.

Mizani educator Evie Johnson is inspired by primary shapes in and clean lines when she created her geometric silhouettes featured on page 148—merging three-dimensional shapes with precision haircutting. And on page 142, see how jcp salons artistic director Nick Stenson gets creative by looking at playful runway fashions and graphic-inspired prints and patterns.

As you get inspired by the talent and beauty on these pages, we encourage you to step out of your own comfort zone and experiment a little bit (mannequins never complain). The looks may not all be winners—but, as we've frequently heard in this industry—try to fall in love with the process and the results will come. As musician Frank Zappa once said, “A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it’s not open.”

Hair: Kazushi Yamamura
Makeup: Kyoko Yamamura
Photography: Keiichi Moto

In This Issue


Fashion Infusion Collection by jcp salons' Nick Stenson

Alison Alhamed | August 29, 2014

Fashion has inspired the arts for centuries — through mediums including film, photography, writing and design. In this most recent collection from Nick Stenson, jcp salons artistic creative director, patterns, graphics and florals set the stage for a blending of tones, textures and shapes.


Behind the Cover: September 2014

Alison Alhamed | September 4, 2014

Enter the Trilogy Collection—Yamamura’s reflection of art expressed through beauty via Silk, “more is better,” conservative to represent the classic era; Metal for the futuristic modern era; and Nylon, post-modern’s “less is more” concept.


Editor's Note: Operation Inspiration

Alison Alhamed | September 4, 2014

Think back to the last time a little experimentation helped you discover the best approach to balayage, or that appointment when you trimmed a client’s fringe into the most perfectly blended face frame. What prompted you to try that technique? What influenced you to push your comfort boundaries?