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Dreamcatchers extensions

Di Volek, Head Stylist and Director of Training, CREATOR of  Dreamcatchers. “Di brings to DreamCatchers over twenty years of hairstyling experience – she has her Master’s in Tricology and trained under Toni & Guy in London – as well as over seven years of exclusive hair extension experience. She led a chain of salons in South Africa that specialized in hair extensions, often with a client wait list of over three months!” (via DC website)  These extensions are a truly a cut above their competitors.

NO GLUES (Keratin bonds, protein bonds, basically any kind of “bond”, waxes, weaves, etc) which translates to NO DAMAGE TO YOUR HAIR. I repeat NO DAMAGE!

ImageDreamcatchers is also an investment.  You keep the hair for years before you by more- UNLESS you want a new color! that’s your choice.  So all you pay for in future visits is adjustments and re-fusions, I’ll explain those later.With other brands: Great lengths, SoCap, Cinderella to name a few; you by hair with every touchup- that could mean $750-1500+ every 8 weeks!  and if you’re a fast grower- every 6 weeks!  That’s ridiculous. No wonder only extensions were part of the “lifestyles of the rich and famous (cue:Good Charlotte)

“Micro-cylinder™ technology: clean, easy and non-damaging according to the Dreamcatchers web site:   Your time in chair is two hours-ish for a full head application and return adjustment visits are approximately one hour.  Compare THAT to a 6+hour visit!

Now let’s talk about the hair for a second: The best quality hair extensions in the world! 100% EUROPEAN Human hair.  NOT Indian or Chinese that has to be stripped to almost raw and recolored to get anything lighter than med brown.  THEN they have to add silicone on top of silicone on top of silicon just to make it look nice again.  Another reason why the hair doesn’t and CAN’T last years. Dreamcatchers gets their blonds from Scandinavia, browns from Europe (i.e.Italy) and African curly textures from the Di’s home country- South Africa.  It just makes SO MUCH MORE SENSE- how come it’s taken so long for people to figure this out?  Image

Technique and maintenance program is amazing.  Check out the link above for more info, or call me of course.  But it reminds me of jewelry making.  You’re “crimping” the hair with your own natural hair using micro-cylinders. Let’s say I make a mistake when putting them in and take too much of your natural hair?  I just uncrimp and recrimp!  NO DAMAGE!  I LOVE IT!

AND YOU CAN GET SO CREATIVE!  use different colors to create dimension through high-lights and low-lights and DON’T color your own hair, or maybe just the top and thereby saving it from possible damage.

VIVA DREAMCATCHERS!


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Vidal Sassoon, Always remembered

Today we lost a great. Not only for the beauty industry but for everyone.  Famed hairdresser and icon, Vidal Sassoon died today after a long battle with  Leukemia.

So lucky were we that Michael Gordon (founder of Bumble and Bumble) Produced a documentary on Vidal Sassoon’s life.

http://vidalsassoonthemovie.com/ Available on Netflix and OnDemand  (in some places)

If you haven’t had a chance to watch it I highly recommend it.  He came a long way from his childhood  in an orphanage and a Jew during WWII to the inspiration he’s become today and will continue to be for generations to come.

I personally and very sad and will miss him.  When working for Vidal Sassoon I learned about his philosophies and will always appreciate the fact that he raised the bar for hairdressers all over the world; thereby helped in gaining a respect for hairdressers as professionals and they’re craft.  He inspired so many artists that started with Sassoon training: Tony and Guy, John Paul Mitchell, Tim Harley

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2011 NAHA Editorial Hairstylist of the Year

The NAHA Awards Ceremony truly exemplifies the dedication, inspiration and excitement of the beauty industry. Spectacular performances, artistic presentations by the industry’s leading stylists, and special appearances by famous fashionistas and beauty lovers alike make this Ceremony a non-stop party and the most inspirational beauty event you will attend all year! – NAHA website

The winners have been announced!  I know the gallery pic looks small but click on the  image to it in its full size.

2011 NAHA Editorial Hairstylist of the Year

Dimitrios Tsioumas
New York, NY
Photographer: Babak

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2011 NAHA Contemporary Classic winner

The NAHA Awards Ceremony truly exemplifies the dedication, inspiration and excitement of the beauty industry. Spectacular performances, artistic presentations by the industry’s leading stylists, and special appearances by famous fashionistas and beauty lovers alike make this Ceremony a non-stop party and the most inspirational beauty event you will attend all year! – NAHA website

The winners have been announced!  I know the gallery pic looks small but click on the  image to it in its full size.

2011 NAHA Contemporary Classic Winner

Simon Chercuitte
Montreal, QB
Photographer: Ara Sassoonian



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2011 NAHA Avant Garde Winner

The NAHA Awards Ceremony truly exemplifies the dedication, inspiration and excitement of the beauty industry. Spectacular performances, artistic presentations by the industry’s leading stylists, and special appearances by famous fashionistas and beauty lovers alike make this Ceremony a non-stop party and the most inspirational beauty event you will attend all year! – NAHA website

The winners have been announced!  I know the gallery pic looks small but click on the  image to it in its full size.

2011 NAHA Avant Garde Winner

Jake Thompson
Salt Lake City, UT
Photographer: Kevin Schidel




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Culture Magazine (Australia) covers Sassoon’ s Tribe II

 

Tribe II- Sassoon Academy

Culture Magazine covers all types of Aussie hair culture.

Check Sassoon Academy’s Tribe II collection featured in their  list if latest collections.

To see the complete collection and browse through some Aussie CULTURE.

http://www.culturemag.com.au/Gallery/Articles/p1894.aspx

 

Tribe II credits:

Cut & Color // The Sassoon Creative Team led by Mark Hayes | International Creative Director

Make-up // Daniel Koleric

Clothes stylist // Tabitha Owen

Photography // Colin Roy

Styling Products // Wella Salon Professional

Color Products // Koleston Perfect

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NAHA is almost here

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Awards to be announced July 31st, 2011 at the Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NV

Red Carpet Reception
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Awards Ceremony
8:00pm – 9:30pm

NAHA 2011 Emcee
Tabatha Coffey, Television’s Celebrity Stylist


NAHA 2011 Beautiful Humanitarian Award Honoree
Holly Madison, Star of Peepshow

 

What is NAHA?

The infamous NAHA Red Carpet Reception is the place to be to get the party started — Share a toast with friends and colleagues, mingle with the who’s who of the industry, show off your personal style, and strike a pose for the paparazzi!

The NAHA Awards Ceremony truly exemplifies the dedication, inspiration and excitement of the beauty industry. Spectacular performances, artistic presentations by the industry’s leading stylists, and special appearances by famous fashionistas and beauty lovers alike make this Ceremony a non-stop party and the most inspirational beauty event you will attend all year!

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Fun hair from IBS 2011 NY

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HJ 2011 British Hairdressing Awards are open

It’s official!  The 27th annual Hairdresser’s Journal

2011 British Hairdressing Awards,

sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional, have launched!

WATCH VIDEO HERE: http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f8/1155838774

There’s no better way to make a name for yourself in the beauty industry than to enter one of the many respected competitions, awards or events.  Even if you’re not lucky enough to win, the publicity surrounding these events ensure that your name will be promoted throughout the industry, and your work will be seen by some of the biggest names in the business –
and, most likely,  published.
Hairdresser’s Journal’s British Hairdressing Awards 2011, sponsored by Schwarzopf Professional

Who can enter?
All qualified hairdressers who have been working in the UK for a minimum of three years; with the exception of Newcomer of the Year, where entrants should be 25 years and under, with a regular column in the salon.
What are the details?
For initial entry, submit four photographs created in the past 12 months, which depict current trends in a creative and inspirational way. Call the number below or visit www.hji.co.uk for more details, as specific requirements for each category vary.
What is the prize?
A trophy, PR support, and a prestigious title from the ‘Oscars’ of the hairdressing industry.
Where can I get the information?
Call 020 8652 8845 or go to www.hji.co.uk
If you’re in the area, Download Entry Form here.

Angelo Seminara, one of my favorite & inspiring hairdressers, won British Hairdresser of the Year 2007 &  2010

Here’s one of his looks from last years competition.

Each year, hundreds of hairdressers from all over the UK dedicate months of hard work preparing their entries.

There are 15 categories to enter, which include a variety of disciplines, regional and specialist categories:

Afro

Artistic Team

Avant Garde

Men’s

Newcomer

Colour Technician

and the most prestigious award – British Hairdresser of the Year.

Take an hour and look through last year’s winners & entries.

Even the newcomers category will blow you away.  Here’s a sample:

Eastern Hairdresser of the Year
Eastern
Hairdresser
of the Year
London Hairdresser of the Year
London Hairdresser
of the Year
Midlands Hairdresser of the Year
Midlands Hairdresser
of the Year
North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year
North Eastern Hairdresser
of the Year
Northen Ireland Hairdresser of the Year
Northern Ireland Hairdresser
of the Year
North Western Hairdresser of the Year
North Western Hairdresser
of the Year
Scottish Hairdresser of the Year
Scottish Hairdresser
of the Year
Southern Hairdresser of the Year
Southern Hairdresser
of the Year
Wales and South Western Hairdresser of the Year
Wales and
South West Hairdresser
of the Year

 

Don’t forget to also check out the nominees for 2010

Any  hairdresser can compete with the biggest names in the industry on a level playing field. This competition is based on photographic entries that demonstrate the skills & talents of the entrant. All entries are judged independently by a distinguished panel, with all entries remaining anonymous, and results counted and compiled by an independent firm of auditors.

HJ’s British Hairdresser of the Year is the most prestigious prize in hairdressing. Each year the shortlist is nominated by an anonymous panel of hairdressing experts.  The nominees then create a collection of hairstyle photography that demonstrates their hairdressing skills and submit a CV that proves why they should be the hairdressing ambassador that is the British Hairdresser of the Year.

Competitions like this have significantly raised the bar of hairdressing in general. Let alone British hairdressing!   It’s huge publicity for all who make it in the top tier.  And winners, even if unknown, become overnight sensations.  The most pretigious award of the night – British Hairdresser of the Year – is recognized worldwide.  The winner officially becomes the ambassador for British hairdressing and appears on all forms of media outlets: TV, Radio, Print, Commercials, etc

 

If you’re in the area, Download Entry Form here.

Closing date for entries is 5pm, Friday 24th June 2011.

The Awards will be announced on Monday 28th November 2011

at Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, Park Lane, London W1.

 

I’m excited to see the results!

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