SALON LIFE: STYLIST SPOTLIGHT
by Naomi Mannino
As a salon or hair product company, your needs for press representation will ebb and flow depending on your business goals. But how do you know what your need and why it´s important? That is the question! We´ve asked four expert hair and beauty public relations super-heroes to explain the ins and outs of the hair and beauty public relations business and how it can make your brand STRONG!
by George J. Miller
Martin Parsons has just joined the ranks of hairstyling icons like Vidal Sassoon, Irvine Rusk and Paul Mitchell to receive the NAHA Lifetime Achievement Award in Las Vegas on July 13th, 2008.
Find out why this “Teacher of Change” has become the focus of all this attention!
by Richard Thompson
Richard Thompson, the founder of the Mahogany Group, started his career as a Saturday boy in the James & Peter salon in Manchester. He was about 13 then. He was drawn into profession soon and started to train as a hairdresser. His talent of a born artist led him to his present fame of a world-renowned stylist.
Now Richard is a regular participant on all of the world's hairdressing competition stages and has a strong reputation of an international hairdressing star. He owns several salons in Oxford and London, and his Mahogany Group has turned into one of the most respectable brands.
by Michael Shaun Corby
Michael Shaun Corby has been an innovator within the professional hair care industry for the past eighteen years. His professional experience within the entertainment industry along with his extensive training at such renowned salons as Jose Eber and Umberto´s, both of Beverly Hills, make him an invaluable asset to the Alterna Educational Program.
American Crew's All-Star Challenge was a hard-fought competition making the victory sweeter than ever before.
Sandra Perovic thrills with her winning image for the American Crew All-Star Challenge Global Champion competition.
by Yulia Shumkova
You see I do not have a profession but a passion, beauty is always on my mind — when I am moved by music, a movie, when I see images in fashion magazines. Of course working for fashion design-ers helps me to nourish this need for creativity.
by Leah Furman
When the directors of big budget motion pictures need some help figuring out what their stars' hair should look like, they head straight to Michael White. Nominated for a BAFTA for his work on Milk, the renowned hair stylist has worked on such classic films as Jerry Maguire, Seven and Total Recall and styled everyone from Sharon Stone to Tom Cruise in the process.
Here, Michael White talks to Hair's How about his work on Kirsten Dunst's latest film, All Good Things, and even reveals which celebrities' hair he most enjoyed styling.
Born into the legacy of the late legendary stylist Paul Mitchell, star stylist Angus Mitchell was on an early mission to make his own mark on the industry.
His upbringing exposed him to the same passion that inspired his father. Educated at Vidal Sassoon, Angus has fused the company's legendary precision technique with the free creative expression Paul Mitchell encouraged, to craft his own signature style.
by Hair's How
How does so much success NOT go to your head? Well, for Anthony Mascolo, creative head of TIGI, it's all in the family! He met up with our Russian Editor, Maria Strekalova, to tell us how he does it.
by Woody Michleb
As Artistic Director of Farouk Int., Wadih (Woody) Michleb is responsible for introducing new collections, techniques and photo shoots to the company, on the artistic side, and training all the educators on the artistic team to go teach in the field, as well as being a platform artist also.
by Sarra Pond
Sarra Pond, Cobella Co-Founder, Hairdresser - Salon Manager - Licensed Psychotherapist
When I started hairdressing, I had a very definite vision of what I wanted from this exciting industry but I didn't have a definite plan of how to go about materializing my vision. I was a visionary, I could be a leader but I had to learn gradually how to manage my plan. I had to throw myself in the deep end of managing people at the naïve and tender age of 18. I had aspirations and ambitions but my enthusiasm was clouded by my naivet© .
Recently held at the magnificent Royal Albert Hall in London, "Aurora," the 33rd annual Alternative Hair Show, proved to be a passionate and emotional event that thrilled global attendees with spectacular hair artistry for a cause.
"There are no words I can find to thank these wonderful hairdressers," says Toni Rizzo, Alternative Hair founder. "Their support and generosity never fail to make me feel
both eternally grateful and humble."
Money grows in small spaces
Eufora/HERO for Men attendees connect at the eighth annual Global Connection.
by Naomi Mannino
Learn from the master colorist herself, that we´re all in this economy together, and see how the tough get going when the going gets tough in the salon!
by Tracey Middlekauff
HAIR´S HOW ASKED TWO BUSY SALON PROFESSIONALS, JENNA RABIDEAU, OWNER OF HALO SALON AND COLOR LAB IN FORT WORTH, TEXAS, AND KAREN SPINELLI, PROGRAM DIRECTOR AT SALON AGUAYO IN PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, TO SHARE HOW THEY
MAKE IT WORK — EVEN IN TOUGH TIMES.
Colin Walsh speaks about what's near and dear to his heart, the Matrix team and stylists throughout the country.
Speaking with Colin Walsh, VP and General Manager of Matrix U.S., is like inhaling an invigorating breath of air. Exuberant, dedicated and walking the walk, Walsh has managed to do what was once considered impossible: infuse a very modern Matrix with the spirit that it possessed when stylist and entrepreneur Arnie Miller was leading the beauty charge. Rather than simply creating a new attitude, though, Walsh and his dedicated team have channeled this spirit to create programs and opportunities for all stylists who embrace Matrix's mantra, "Imagine All You Can Be."
by Yulia Shumkova
As Director of the Pelsynera Salon in Barcelona Spain for the last seven years, Carlos Sanchez is one of the most avant-garde Spanish stylists. Under his leadership, Pelsynera has participated in catwalk shows (including Cosmobelleza Fair and Shoko Lounge Club in Barcelona), TV shows, given classes for companies like Wella and Hipertin, gained Wella Professional Trend vision awards 2007 (National) and the AIPP Awards 2009 (nomination “Best Video Clip”). His salon is visited by celebrities across Europe and may serve as the best reflection of the spirit of Barcelona — a cross-road of cultures, the Spanish fashion capital. We caught up with Carlos Sanchez at Cosmobelleza Fair in Barcelona, Spain where we learned how exciting and important the creativity of being a hairdresser really is to your career…
by Naomi Mannino
I caught up with Charlie Price the day after the lights got shut off on his Premiere orlando show for rusk this year…but controversy and showmanship is something Charlie thrives on and he uses it to bump his hairstyling up a notch every time!
by Elena Negreskul
Meet Redken's Top Hair Guru And Hair Master Extraordinaire
At the beginning of my career, I had a wake-upcall when a client told me, "Chris, don't cut myhair today because I'm going to Montrealto get a good haircut."
by Naomi Monnino
This matrix artistic designer and first time NAHA entrant and winner tells how hairstyling saved his life!
by Judy Johnsston-Scroggs
Crystal Olson developed her strong work ethic and creativity at an early age, and as this year´s Junior Style Stars award winner, she´s clearly putting her talents to good use!
by Jeryl E. Spear
What's too dry, too dull, too frizzy? A curly girl's hair, of course! But unlike past years when nothing short of heavy, greasy products and harsh relaxers could force her recalcitrant strands to behave, today's options can convince even the most stubborn coils to calm down and play pretty.
by Elena Negreskul
For a half-century, British-based hair colorist Daniel Galvin has continued an esteemed family legacy. Prince Charles honored his work with the Crown's highest accolade, the Order of the British Empire. Both his grandfather and father were respected hairdressers in Galvin's native UK; while Daniel was still at school, he spent his Saturdays sweeping the floors and hanging up the towels at his
father's London salon. Today, Daniel's brother Joshua, and his three children, Daniel Jr., James, and Louise, all carry on the proud Galvin tradition.
Joe-Yves Asmar, Swedish stylist phenomenon, talks about the need to keep your clients engaged with your services.
"The world is changing so fast that it's hard to keep up with what is going on.
But the fast-paced lifestyle that we all lead has one more influence that we can't ignore: the need and ability to change fashion and beauty personalities," says Joe Yves Asmar.
by Naomi Mannino
BEAUTY EDITOR´S PR PET PEEVES: ARE YOU AN OFFENDER?
by Elena Negreskul
Douglas is one of the most respected British hair stylists around. In fact, he´s received so many accolades that it would take up far too much space to list all of his awards. At the British Hairdressing Awards ceremony in November, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame. Cosmopolitan named him their Ultimate Man of the Year for 2008. He is highly sought after for TV appearances, fashion shoots — the works. Recently, we were lucky enough to get a chance to chat with him about his many successes.
Dwight Miller is the creative talent behind Salon Santa Fe in Santa Fe, NM. This celebrity stylist has coiffed countless beauties-from Doris Day to Juliet Prowse, Cindy Crawford and Monica Seles. His work has graced the covers of many international magazines and has been spotted at shows around the globe.
Salon owner and award-winning stylist Edwin Johnston recently celebrated a quarter of a century of expertise in the hair industry. Beyond Johnston's role as the owner of Cutting Room Creative in Nanaimo, BC, Canada, this star stylist also serves as International Artistic Director of the KMS California brand. For more than 18 years, he has contributed to numerous advertising campaigns and attended countless educational events while spreading his creativity and vast knowledge.
Superstylist Faatemah-who has officially dropped her last name for professional purposes-is bubbling over with new ideas and big plans.