How To: Sidewinder Fishtail Braid

Learn how to create the Sidewinder Fishtail French Braid by following these steps.

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Create the Herringbone Side Bun Updo

Dress up your clients' buns by adding interest! Learn how to create the Herringbone Bun updo: an alternative to a plain side bun.

That's a Wrap: French Braid Swirl Technique

Learn how to create a french braid swirl that wraps up the head in this step-by-step tutorial from MODERN Facebook fan Erica Stoy.

Blaze, Grace, Celeste, Roxy: Wella Trend Vision's Leading Ladies

To get a better understanding of Wella Professionals' trends, and to help you learn how to compete, I attended The Trend Vision Experience, a seminar held at P&G Salon Professional’s The Studio in Woodland Hills, California, where I got up close and personal with Blaze, Grace, Celeste and Roxy. Seminar leader and educator Victoria Thurman Hall and Rochelle Evans carefully dissected each look—what her personality is, her fashion and accessories, her cosmetic palette and, of course, her hair. So, who are these leading ladies begging to be interpreted? Let's take a look.

Flaming Red Ombre: The How To

Without a doubt the ombre trend has officially hit mainstream. No matter where you're located, one thing is for certain, ombre is HOT—and if you don't know how to get the look, search no further. Here's how.

Violet and Wild Orchid Vivids: The Color How To

In this how-to, Pravana Artistic Director Vadre Grigsby creates a head-turning finish that can easily transition from conservative to BOLD.

Using Pinterest for Your Salon

Pinterest, the scrapbooking site that’s suddenly everywhere you turn, is like a gift from social media heaven for the style-conscious, visually driven consumers. It’s a perfect medium for your salon because the average user is all about fashion, beauty, accessories, hair and all things chic.

Hair Chalking: How-To Get the Dipped Dyed Look

COLORISTS! Every time MODERN SALON posts a pic on Facebook of someone sporting hair reminiscent of hair chalking, you guys go nuts! This last time I posted a pic from MODERN fan Theresa Ferrer Contreras, it got 445 shares, 1,580 "likes" and nearly 300 comments. EVERYONE loves this look!

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Before there was Pinterest, there was the pica pole. When I started working for MODERN SALON 23 years ago, there was a typewriter next to my computer and rolls of removable Scotch tape in my desk.

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