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Best Express Hair Treatments

LOVE LOVE LOVE Kerastase Fusio Dose Express Treatment.  We’ve been using it for about a year at my salon and it IS what it’s cracked up to be.

It’s totally personalized. This in-salon high concentration treatment ritual offers infinite combinations of advanced formulas and active ingredients.You can address  dry ends and add shine, or reconstruct  fragile hair and add umph!   Best of all- you’re not limited to just ONE CAP you can add and add (upcharge, of course).  Everyone has different needs so why make a treatment that only fits SOME people when you can have a treatment that can fit EVERYONE at ALL TIMES!

AND, just like Kerastase’s Modes Operandi, they’re long lasting.  I’d say about 4 weeks, given that you’re using the appropriate professional shampoos, conditioners and styling products.  Then again I never understood people that pay so much for their hair and then use horrible take home products!.  Don’t you want the only accesory you wear EVERY DAY, your hair, to look salon ready at all times?

You need to try a Fusio-Dose treatment. TO-DAY.  Learn more details by going to Kerastase’s  Facebook page’s Fusio-Dose™ app .  AND FYI as an add on service to your already there salon visit it’s anywhere from $15-25, not bad at all.

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WALL STREET JOURNAL- Why Hairdressers Are Secure: Their Jobs Can’t Be Exported

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Why Hairdressers Are Secure: Their Jobs Can’t Be Exported

Some more positive support on our career choice!

This article from the Wall Street Journal (July 4th, 2012) By NEIL SHAH And DAVID WESSEL

“You can’t send people to China or India for a haircut,” says Israel Kakuriev, 37 years old, who has been cutting hair in midtown Manhattan for the past 20 years.

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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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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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2011 NAHA CONTEMPORARY FINALISTS

North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) is a long-standing, well-respected industry competition.

NAHA, the most prestigious photographic beauty competition in North America, celebrates the artistry and skill of the professional salon industry. Each year, individuals are recognized in 13 categories of excellence during a star-studded awards ceremony.

Entering NAHA not only highlights your skills and adds prestige to your portfolio, but also allows you to join the ranks of the industry’s brightest and most talented artists.

Every year I look forward to the inspirations this competition provides. July 31st, 2011 they will be announcing the winners but for now, take a look at one of the images for each finalists. To see the complete collections go to the official NAHA site Pretty amazing work

I’m also excited to be updating my sidebar with new images!

2011 NAHA CONTEMPORARY CLASSIC FINALISTS

Timothy Switzer Oshawa, ON Photographer: Greg Swales
Eli Mancha Chicago, IL Photographer: Helen Berkun
Dimitrios Tsioumas New York, NY Photographer: Babak
DJ Riggs New York, NY Photographer: Babak
Simon Chercuitte Montreal, QB Photographer: Ara Sassoonian
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2011 NAHA AVANT GARDE FINALISTS

North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) is a long-standing, well-respected industry competition.

NAHA, the most prestigious photographic beauty competition in North America, celebrates the artistry and skill of the professional salon industry. Each year, individuals are recognized in 13 categories of excellence during a star-studded awards ceremony.

Entering NAHA not only highlights your skills and adds prestige to your portfolio, but also allows you to join the ranks of the industry’s brightest and most talented artists.

Every year I look forward to the inspirations this competition provides. July 31st, 2011 they will be announcing the winners but for now, take a look at one of the images for each finalists. To see the complete collections go to the official NAHA site Pretty amazing work

I’m also excited to be updating my sidebar with new images!

2011 NAHA AVANT GARDE FINALISTS

Palma Anshilevich Toronto, ON Photographer: Babak

Dan Csicsai Valencia, CA Photographer: Joseph Cartright

Damien Carney Long Beach, CA Photographer: Hama Sanders

Kris Sorbie New York, NY Photographer: Nico Iliev

Jake Thompson Salt Lake City, UT Photographer: Kevin Schidel

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2011 NAHA EDITORIAL HAIRSTYLIST OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) is a long-standing, well-respected industry competition.

NAHA, the most prestigious photographic beauty competition in North America, celebrates the artistry and skill of the professional salon industry. Each year, individuals are recognized in 13 categories of excellence during a star-studded awards ceremony.

Entering NAHA not only highlights your skills and adds prestige to your portfolio, but also allows you to join the ranks of the industry’s brightest and most talented artists.

Every year I look forward to the inspirations this competition provides. July 31st, 2011 they will be announcing the winners but for now, take a look at one of the images for each finalists. To see the complete collections go to the official NAHA site Pretty amazing work

I’m also excited to be updating my sidebar with new images!

2011 NAHA EDITORIAL HAIRSTYLIST OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

I especially love Dimitrios Tsioumas.  It’s nice to see some Male models for a change.

Amy Freudenberg Chandler, AZ Photographer: Babak

Charlie Price Denver, CO Photographer:

Marshall Vanierland Long Beach, NV Photographer: Jana Cruder

Damien Carney Long Beach, CA Photographer:

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