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Sunday, February 8, 2015


A barber shop in suburban Atlanta is offering parents a new approach to disciplining kids who misbehave. It's a hair-raising tactic for the youngsters, and it's getting mixed reviews from grown-ups, CBS News' David Begnaud reports.
At A-1 Kutz in Snellville, Georgia, the newest cut is the least popular look. Owner Russell Frederick named the new do.
"I called it the 'grown up kids special' for all the kids who want to act as if they're grown, so I took it upon myself to make you look grown," Frederick said.
You can't find a kid in the salon who likes it.
"It actually shows you how to behave, so I would agree with it, but at the same time, I wouldn't want my hair to be cut off," said 13-year-old Khalil Bennet.
It's called a special because it's meant to punish problem kids by making them look like old men. It's also free.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Hot New Years Eve Hair Style

So you've got the dress, you've got the hot date, but now what to do with your hair?
Below is a great style for your New Years Eve party.  The side swept bun is a great
classy style for a dress up event.  Check out the photo and instruction from 17 magazine.
Separate a 3” section of hair at the front, then pull the rest into a low side ponytail. Twist and pin small pieces of the pony to create a pretty bun. Then, loosely drape the front section to frame your face, and pin into the bun.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Hot Happening Messy Bun How Too

Who doesn't love a great bun!  How about the messy bun!
Here is a great how too for that not so perfect but totally fashionable Messy bun.
Messy Bun How To
·       Create two small topknots on top of the head
·       Apply a playable texture cream or paste and rough up the hair with a brush to create a more lived in feel
·       Take one of the topknots and split it in two (as if tying a knot) and randomly pin the left over ends to the other side
·       Repeat with the second top knot
·       Leave loose pieces around the hairline and apply a texture creme for polished texture finish

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Redkin Wella Moroccan oil and others at the ABS in Chicago

It was a fantastic event this year at the American Beauty Show in the heart of Chicago.
I was there supporting the fast growing Bosley Professional line.  We had a moment of high emotion when we applied our new hair fibers to a young lady suffering from thinning hair on her crown.  She was brought to tears when she realized she could confidently cover this area up while she worked on regrowing her lost hair.  It is one of those times when you see how important our industry is to the public.
I was afraid as always of flying my warm climate bottom to the Midwest in early March, but
this crowd was unafraid of the harsh Chicago weather blowing off Lake Michigan.  They were there for education, to see new products and shop all the great deals.  The Behind the Chair stylist choice awards was better then ever this year with an all star cast of your favorite platform artist and educators.  Once again the hottest trend were the ghetto glam nail styles I was seeing in the crowd and in the booths.  I hope you get to go one of these fantastic shows!


Saturday, March 2, 2013

OPI joins the matte nail polish trend

Matte nail polish has been growing in popularity over the past 6 months.  There have been many brands relaunching age old matte topcoats and showcasing their new matte color collections.  But now the largest nail polish line has introduced their own matte topcoat shown here.
With OPI's marking muscle this trend should be in constant demand all spring.  The matte look works well with the spring colors but I predict that neons are going to be bigger then ever this summer.
Don't throw away your high gloss topcoat just yet, because you can't not work neon brights with the dulling matte coating.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

ISSE Hotness Long Beach Hair Show

Hot new nail art
It was a great time this year at ISSE in Long Beach Ca.  The sun was shinning, the hair styles were hot, and the nails were smokin!  Noticeably missing (thankfully) was hair feathers, flairs, and bling.  The bling has transitioned from being on your head to on your nails.  Nail art was HUGE this weekend at ISSE.  What was also huge was the new Instyler IQ.  Celebrity stylist Dean Banowetz was on hand to show off the powerful new salon tools.  Next up is the March, Chicago show.  I'll let you know if these new trends can ease the chill of the windy city.

Dean Banowetz using Instyler IQ

Sassoon models


Friday, January 11, 2013

ISSE 2013 Long Beach Hair Show

It's that time of year again.  The long Beach Ca hair show starts January 26 and ends the 28th.  It is your one stop shop to the latest in hair style trends, new products and education. We will be watching the crowds to see what is the hottest and most exciting products for 2013. In the past we have had the new hotness of flat irons, rooster feathers, and hair chalk.  This year we think it is going to be the Instyler IQ.
Here is some info and a link.   As always cut, color, create!
Who Attends
  • Salon/Spa business license denoting salon/spa ownership
  • Cosmetology, Nail Technician, Esthetician license / certificate
    (including international license / certificate)
  • Massage Therapist license
  • Makeup Artist Union Card
  • Temptu Pro Artist Card
  • MAC Pro Card
  • Smashbox Pro Card
  • Sally's Professional Card (red)
  • Salon Centric Card (blue)
  • CosmoProf Proclub Card
  • Cosmetology School Business, State License or School ID card
  • Student ID or letter from certified instructor on school letterhead
  • Business card from a legitimate salon with your name printed on it
  • Letter from salon/spa owner on certified letterhead
    (including owner's business card)
  • W-2 form

Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Eve Hair Style

The night is here, you have the dress, the party and date.  What are you going to do to your hair!?
If you are in need of a great classic yet timely hair style see below.  Celebrity stylist Ted Gibson tells you how to create a beautiful "Upswept Bun" modeled by Debra Messing

 [Image: Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images]
 Ted Gibson explains: "To achieve this look, prep the hair with build it blow drying agent, then twist random sections of hair while blow-drying to create texture. Next, run tame it shine lotion throughout, then pull hair back loosely into a high pony. Take hair and twist until it coils, then wrap it around itself to form bun. Secure the bun with pins. Next, gently pull out pieces from the bottom of the bun and spritz with Ted Gibson beautiful hold hairspray to create an elegant, yet effortless Upswept Bun.”

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Amika Holiday Hair Event

Amika had a Holiday Hair Event in San Diego on Monday for the local distributor Spectrum salon services.  I was a great event that featured their unique clip free curlers.  The New York based company features professional tools with fashionable patterns and prints.  They also have a wonderful
line of hair care featuring the benefits of the Obliphica berry.  Angelina Mersola, the Amika educator used their heat defense treatment and blow up spray to achieve  this great hair style.  Check out the model!   Her hair length is really down her back.  It's pinned it underneath to create this old Hollywood bob.
Here is a link to the Amika Website


Friday, November 16, 2012

Detox soak by Cuccio Naturale

Cuccio Naturale has launched a new Detoxifying foot soak for the pedicure market.
The new soak use Epsom salts and is a 15 min add on service for any spa business.
Most people know about the importance of calcium and vitamin D, but many Americans are also magnesium deficient. Doctors say it stems largely from the increasing prevalence of processed foods in our diets. Today, 68 percent of U.S. adults consume less than the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of magnesium, according to the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, and 19 percent consume less than half of the RDA.
Epsom salt is made up of magnesium and sulfate, which can help improve health in numerous ways. A lack of magnesium—which helps regulate the activity of more than 300 enzymes in the body—can contribute to high blood pressure, hyperactivity, heart problems and other health issues, doctors warn. Sulfate is essential for many biological processes, helping to flush toxins and helping form proteins in joints, brain tissue and mucin proteins.
Doctors and researchers say that soaking in an Epsom salt bath is a safe, easy way to increase the body's levels of both magnesium and sulfate