Hair: Dallan Flint, Gareth Palmer and Jessica Mills
Photographer: Roberto Ligresti
Makeup: David Maderich
Fashion styling: Rod Novoa
Nail tech: Armani Je’ton
I recently received a scrapbook in the mail from Sheri Holt, a seasoned colorist and salon owner from Bradenton, Florida, who is celebrating her retirement this year following 60 years in the industry.
Throughout her career in beauty, she collected clips of her published work and she shared them for our team to delight in the hair history.
“Looking back some 52 years ago, I appeared as a guest artist in your 1967 issue,” Holt wrote. “I was one of the first to introduce the idea of vibrant color. This same tone appeared in a recent issue of MODERN SALON, with a more contemporary flare. I was in awe of how this combination was so reminiscent of what I did 52 years ago.”
As every generation experiences, there is a major mash-up happening: What once was old now is new. In the fashion world, the ’90s are seeing a resurgence—spaghetti-strap slip dresses, block heels, scrunchies, even puka-shell necklaces are everywhere.
Looking through the scrap book of Holt’s work and archives of MODERN SALON overjoyed our team. Today’s hair extensions and pieces are yesteryear’s Wiglets. Lowlights and shadow roots are the new “Reverse Frosting.”
“I have loved this profession and the many rewards it has given me,” Holt wrote. “As I prepare for my retirement and go through my portfolio, I hope you enjoy taking a step back in time and seeing that, even today, it is still all about color!”
Congratulations to Sheri Holt on her six decades in beauty—the whole team is excited to share this tribute—published one last time in MODERN SALON!—as she celebrates her next chapter.
--Alison Alhamed, Editor in Chief