Stylist Odile Gilbert intertwined roses and locks to create 46 original hairstyles on models in Rodarte's recent runway show, while Laurent Philippon opted for daisies to adorn the heads at the Mansur Gavriel show. "Everything looks natural and effortless, but it's extremely calculated; we study every single girl down to each individual strand of hair," Philippon said.
Stylists around the world are putting their own stamps on different highlighting techniques, including an approach called AirTouch that's been pioneered by colorist Vladimir Sarbashev. The technique involves taking a section of hair, blow drying the shorter and internal sections aside and applying color to the rest of the hair, resulting in natural-looking highlights.
About 62% of massage therapists surveyed recently said they found a job less than a month after being licensed and 88% report being satisfied with their careers, according to Massage Table Now. Nearly 38% of the therapists surveyed identified as self-employed or independent contractors.
Hairstylist Scott King coifs celebrities for red carpet events and music videos, but he paid his dues to earn success and advises others starting out to focus on their own paths and avoid measuring their careers against those of others. "Also, to be nice and respectful, always. You don't want to be known as someone who is great at what they do for a living but a mean or rude person," he says.
The big, headline-making social networks aren't the only places businesses can make their presence felt online. Kiely Kuligowski reviews some of the smaller networks that have much to offer and may ideally serve various niches.
Companies may wonder how to retain top performers after they have reached the maximum salary available. Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter recommends six possibilities, including bonuses, more autonomy and additional time off.
While it's theoretically possible to create robots that can cut hair, the high cost makes it unlikely that artificial intelligence will ever threaten stylists' careers, says stylist and author Antony Whitaker. Robots won't replace stylists, but technology like automated shampoo stations and other tools could free up more time for creativity and human contact with clients, he says.
The Food and Drug Administration will review cosmetic makers' safety practices in response to the discovery of asbestos in select makeup products. The agency will also create a health information registry for makeup producers and distributors.
Cosmetologists Chicago is proud of the women and men who serve on our Board of Directors and especially those who reach elected officer status. Our new president, Karen Gordon, is profiled in the March issue of MODERN Salon Magazine, outlining her background and plans for the future of our 100+ year-young association.