Topic: braiding

Stylist Spotlight Sydney Ann Lopez (@sydneyannlopezhair)
Stylist Spotlight

2017 MODERN SALON 100: Sydney Ann Lopez @sydneyannlopezhair

Alison Alhamed | August 2, 2017

Sydney Ann Lopez is one of the most encouraging, supportive, talented stylists MODERN SALON is following on Instagram. She regularly posts work throughout the day that has become so recognizable to our editors, we know who is sharing with us before we even see her name. She's best known for her vibrants and pastels but she also earned a spot on our MODERN SALON 100 for her beautiful braiding and styling skills.

Hairstyling & Updos
Hairstyling & Updos

The Pulled Back Ladder Braid

Chandler Rollins | November 12, 2014

Looking for a fresh, new braiding technique? The "pull back ladder braid," coined by Sam Villa, Redken artistic director and founding partner of Sam Villa, takes only five minutes and makes a major statement!The Braid:1. Take a slice ...


Sci-Fi Geisha Updo

Lauren Salapatek | June 1, 2012

After five bags of synthetic hair mixed with natural hair, and 3-4 hours of styling and designing, stylist Kalizya Hutchinson from Nival Salon and Spa in Chevy Chase, Maryland, created this updo which she calls, Sci-fi Geisha. “Our salon collaborated with an idea to use a technically challenging updo,” says Hutchinson. “We wanted to show the juxtaposition of soft earthy textures with hard urban chic. My model, Rachel, was the ultimate inspiration, statuesque and polished. I named this updo Sci-Fi Geisha, to me it showcased a classic undo with a modern edge.” Get the steps inside.


Day 1: Empire's 2012 Future Professionals Expo

Lauren Salapatek | May 21, 2012

In the chocolate capital of the U.S.—Hershey, Pennsylvania—students representing 109 of the Empire Beauty Schools in 22 states came together for the first day of the 2012 Future Professionals Expo yesterday. The day was full of student competitions, education and fun.

Expert Advice

Behind the Cover: May 2014

Maggie Mulhern | May 13, 2014

Barcelona native Antonio Corral Calero taps into many looks from his extensive repertoire, but this season he favors romantic and ethereal finishes that incorporate a varietyof styling techniques, including braiding, backcombing and extension bundling. The dapper global creative director for Moroccanoil requested a model that could carry off something whimsical and confident. Recovering from an exhausting Fashion Week, Calero was relieved to meet model Valeria, who has a “coverface,” long neck and soft hair. “She is perfect,” he said when he met her.


HOW-TO: The Messy 5-Strand Braid

Lauren Salapatek | May 7, 2014

The 5-strand braid is predicted to be a hot request this spring/summer. "It's really just a simple weaving of the hair back and forth in an over under pattern,"says braid guru, Melissa Cook of Wip up this simple (yet intricate looking) braid on your clients making their style a walking advertisement!

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