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Being a Hairstylist and Coping With Invisible Illness

A campaign between Instagram star-stylist Ash Fortis and ECOHEADS during Invisible Illness Week in October revealed an industry fully aware of, and trying to cope with, the agony of invisible illnesses.

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Ash Fortis Raises Awareness for Invisible Disabilities Week

Illnesses like arthritis, lupus and Crohn's aren't always apparent to others, but can be crippling just the same. Butterfly Circus educator Ash Fortis raises awareness for Invisible Disabilities Week by sharing her struggle with Crohn's during an Instagram takeover for Ecoheads.

Hologram Neonic Vivid Transformation

Ash Fortis (@XoStylistXo) of Norfolk, Virginia, has been celebrating fashion color to "give hair a bold but beautiful finish. I combine my signature smokey muted neons with neonic pastels to create what I call Hologram Neonic Vivid ...

FORMULA: Emerald Isle

Ash Fortis (@Xostylistxo) of G Patton Salon in Norfolk, Virginia, is offering up this beautiful formula, inspired by the greens and grays of Ireland...perfect for St. Patricks Day, or ANY DAY!Formula:Prelightened to a level 10.Gray formula. ...

FORMULA: The Wildest Orchid

Ruby Devine (@rubydevine) of Frizzles Salon & Spa, Alexandria, VA, teamed up with fellow stylist Ash Fortis (@xostylistxo) to create this design they call "The Wildest Orchid". The post went viral within moments of posting. ...

FORMULA: Violet/Blue Colormelt

Ash Fortis (@Xostylistxo) of G Patton Salon in Norfolk, Virginia, shares this beautiful melt and wanted to spread the news. Here she shares the HOW TO in her own words:I left her natural root as she wanted easy maintenance. I then hand painted ...

FORMULA: Purple To Lavender Color Melt

Ash Fortis (@XOstylistXO), of the G Patton Salon, Norfolk, Virgina, had an opportunity to truly transform her client, giving her some fun colors for 2015. Here she offers the how to: STEP 1: Apply Redken Flash Lift with 30 ...