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2017 Modern Salon 100

STYLIST SPOTLIGHT: Erica Keelen's Hair Love

Erica Keelen doesn't do things by halves.  This artist, lady boss, and competition coach is building on the traditional salon model with passion and drive.  Here's a peek at her journey.

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11 Hour Platinum Transformation

Colorists are chemists and artists, but not magicians. Here, one colorist shares the truth about the process of taking a dark-haired client to white blonde.

2018 MODERN SALON 100: Franco Hernandez @hairbyfranco

Franco Hernandez, @hairbyfranco, is best known for his fashion colors and extension transformations. See why we chose him to be part of our 2018 MODERN SALON 100.

Salon Culture: Bringing Fashion to the Color Bar

In an interview with MODERN SALON, partners in the salon and life Lo Wheeler Davis and Jason Davis give the lo-down (get it?) on their newest venture—Salon Culture—and how they balance owning a salon and running a just-for-the-stylist fashion line.

2017 MODERN SALON 100: Taylor Lamb @taylor_lamb_hair

At 21 years old, Taylor Lamb (@taylor_lamb_hair) has already built an army of 30.6k followers on Instagram who are double-tapping her post after post of beautifully braided blondes. MODERN SALON hasn't been immune to Lamb's striking styles; her work has made her a finalist for our 2017 Balayage & Boho competition.

2017 MODERN SALON 100: Sarah Naslund @mybighairday

It's easy to see why Aveda Artist Sarah Naslund (@mybighairday) is an updo educator. From braids to buns to twists and everything in between, her Instagram page is filled with ooh-and-ahh-worthy work.

2017 MODERN SALON 100: Saretta Bowerman @hairbysaretta

We'd spotted Saretta Bowerman's (@hairbysaretta) color expertise on Instagram long before we found out she's also a master of braided styles and updos.The Florida-based stylist was voted by MODERN SALON editors, MODERN SALON Artist Collective judges and MODERN SALON readers as the winner of our 2017 Braids & Brides competition for her beautiful braided upstyle.

2017 MODERN SALON 100: Katie D'Souza @bridalhaircouturebykatie

Pinterest-happy brides and stylists alike need to put Katie D'Souza (@bridalhaircouturebykatie) on their shortlist of special-occasion stylists to follow. The Canadian stylist has mastered a range of beautiful styles from tousled and half-up to classic chignons and intricate updos.

2017 MODERN SALON 100: Ashley Crowe @astrowifey

It will never not be exciting to see someone achieve massive, well-deserved success, especially when it's someone so genuine, creative, humble and kind. Ashley Crowe, better known as her online persona @astrowifey, has created crazy-cool claws for the likes of Lady Gaga, Zoe Kravitz, Lily Allen, along with her local Chicago-based clientele.

2017 MODERN SALON 100: Jordan Heidenwith @jordanheidenwith

Jordan Heath Heidenwith is a color guru based in our own backyard of downtown Chicago. If you scroll through his feed, you'll see his keys for a successful photo are natural lighting, an urban-chic brick wall of a Chicago alley, and beautiful models. Really! Heidenwith consistently works with Ford Modeling Agency in Chicago for all model's hair services.