Modern Salon Magazine Published My Work!!!

This is published in the December 2013 issue of Modern Salon Magazine on page 36!!!

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I could not have done this without the help and support of Bella Salon & Spa, Oribe Hair Care, Photographer Steve Wampler, Make-up Artist Jessica Timko, and Model Brigid Flanagan. When one of us is featured we all are! I am so lucky! This is so exciting! It is such a dream! It is recognition like this that keeps me going!!!

Every year for the past 25 years there is a contest called NAHA (North American Hairstyling Awards). We entered the Avant Garde Category. Our goal is to win it one day. If one does get nominated for an award one would get to go to the award show in Las Vegas in the summertime. This year we did not get nominated but we did get recognized in an Oribe Hair Care Portfolio Contest by uploading our work on Oribe.pro (a website for the Oribe to community to network). This is how we were recognized in Modern Salon Magazine. 

Do people still get perms? Yes!

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Perms have such a bad reputation for being too 1980’s, smelly, or damaging. It is time to remove that stigma!

Earlier this week I did a perm on a young lady with sponge rollers. I used a brand called “Iso Perm: Option 1”. She had a perm previously but no other chemical services on her hair. She wanted big loose curls with them even looser around her face. I used different sizes of “Annie” rollers varying from 1 1/4 inch to 3/4 inch. The result was phenomenal! I wanted a perm after seeing these results! I told her that she should  come back in 8 weeks for a haircut and that will reactivate her perm and allow the curls to bounce again by trimming off any dead ends. I also told her that she should probably get 2-3 perms a year to maintain the look.  

To style at home, she needs to use a gentle shampoo and conditioner. I recommended L’anza Color Care shampoo and conditioner because it is gentle, sulfate free, and lightweight. I also told her to do a moisturizing deep conditioner once a week. My favorite is the Davines Natural Tech Nourishing Vegetarian Miracle. She can style her hair by letting it air dry or diffuse with a blow-dryer. I recommended the following Oribe Products; leave-in conditioner Curl by Definition by Oribe, a volumizing mousse called Granidiose, and finish with Impermeable Anti-humidity hairspray.

So what do you think, would you consider getting a perm in 2014?