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Friday, October 12, 2012 feature tip
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Go Deep!

Are your brunettes starting to look so “last season?” Too root-y, too faded, too bright, too light? A new season is starting, so it’s time for a refresh! Robb Dubré, Artistic and Technical Director for Kenra Professional, offers these tips for transitioning your boring brunettes into something truly beautiful: “Try introducing naturally-placed deep chocolate brown highlights,” he says. “The lighter Level 6 and Level 8 copper red shades of summer are transitioning into deeper, darker trending colors.” Take Selena Gomez, for instance. “The summery ombré Selena was wearing was beginning to look a little faded and washed out,” says Robb. “But her new, deeper highlights are more natural and on-trend. The deeper tones accentuate her eyes and cheeks as well. Consider following in Selena’s footsteps and taking your clients into the Level 4 and 5 brunette tones.” Get Robb’s formula for Selena Gomez!

          

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Friday, August 10, 2012 feature tip
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Piece of Cake

Style never tasted so sweet. In his “New York Cupcakes” collection, Sam Villa blends geometric shapes and ethereal, fluffy texture to create decadent confections. Want to translate that fluffy texture to your next client? Here’s a how-to from Sam:

1. Spray a small section of hair from a distance with Redken Spray Starch 15 Heat Memory Styler and comb through.

 

2. Take a 1-inch square section from the scalp, tie string at the base and weave the section in, over, under, through and around (like a figure 8), and tie at the end.

 

3. Compress section with the Sam Villa Signature Series TEXTUR iron, let cool, cut string at both ends and pull out.

 

4. Brush section with a Sam Villa Signature Series Styling Brush to reveal a cloudy diffused texture and finish with Redken forceful 23 super strength finishing spray. Click here to see Sam’s entire collection!

 

          

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Friday, August 3, 2012 feature tip
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The Color Purple

What’s the latest haircolor trend to take the red carpet by storm? In a word: purple! According to Joico Guest Artist Cherry Petenbrink (aka the amazing colorist behind The Hunger Games), purple is growing in popularity because it’s a universal color. “Whether your clients are pale or olive-skinned, there are so many ways to make purple work for different ethnicities and skin tones,” Cherry says. Looking for an on-trend purple shade to try on a client? Go deep with a brunette/violet shade rocked by the likes of Zooey Deschanel on the cover of Marie Claire—it has notes of blueberry that make it innovative yet still office-appropriate. “This new shade is a #1 request for my clients!” Cherry says. Click here to get her formula!

 

 

 

          

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Friday, July 27, 2012 feature tip
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Berry Chic

Ombré is far from over! And this berry-luscious ombré creation we spotted on Pinterest is the proof. When we shared this image on our Facebook page, more than 3,300 of you gave this look an enthusiastic thumbs-up! And of course, inquiring minds wanted to know—how was it done? For advice, we turned to celebrity stylist, salon owner and Wella and Sebastian educator Claudio Lazo of C the Salon in Studio City, CA. He passed along his suggestions for color formulas on a Natural Level 3 to 4 client with coarse texture:

Base formula: Wella Koleston Perfect 3 parts 33/66 (dark intense violet brown) + 1 part 4/0 (medium brown) + 20-volume developer

Prelighten formula: Wella Blondor + 20-volume developer

Pink formula: Koleston Perfect High Lift Tint 1 Part 12/96 (ash violet blonde) + 3 parts Special Mix 0/65 (violet mahogany) + Pastel Developer

Purple formula: Koleston Perfect 1 Part 12/96 (ash violet blonde) + 3 parts Special Mix 0/68 (violet) + Pastel Developer

Learn Claudio’s signature ombré technique and get his complete how-to!

          

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Friday, July 20, 2012 feature tip
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Stop, Drop and Roll

When celebrity stylist Dean Banowetz said he was in town and wanted to drop by BTC headquarters, we quickly said, “Hell yeah!” We had a great time with Dean as he showed us how to use the InStyler IQ Professional rotating iron hitting the market next month. One especially impressive technique: Dean demonstrated how the InStyler IQ can create a blowout look in just four minutes! (It’s true, we timed him!) Think how handy the tool could be during prom and wedding season. Here’s how you can create a speedy yet superb finished style in a flash: Start your first section at the nape of the neck. Take a section of hair no wider than the barrel and place it between the barrel and the bristles, with the barrel underneath the section. Twist your wrist toward your body (pretend you’re slowly revving a motorcycle) so the bristles are now below the barrel. Keeping the tension taut, slowly pull the tool toward your body for the length of the section. From there, continue section by section until you reach the top of the head. Watch the video demonstration of the 4-minute blowout!

          

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Monday, July 2, 2012 feature tip
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Stop, Drop and Roll

 

When celebrity stylist Dean Banowetz said he was in town and wanted to drop by BTC headquarters, we quickly said, “Hell yeah!” We had a great time with Dean as he showed us how to use the InStyler IQ Professional rotating iron hitting the market next month. One especially impressive technique: Dean demonstrated how the InStyler IQ can create a blowout look in just four minutes! (It’s true, we timed him!) Think how handy the tool could be during prom and wedding season. Here’s how you can create a speedy yet superb finished style in a flash: Start your first section at the nape of the neck. Take a section of hair no wider than the barrel and place it between the barrel and the bristles, with the barrel underneath the section. Twist your wrist toward your body (pretend you’re slowly revving a motorcycle) so the bristles are now below the barrel. Keeping the tension taut, slowly pull the tool toward your body for the length of the section. From there, continue section by section until you reach the top of the head. Watch the video demonstration of the 4-minute blowout!

 

          

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Friday, June 29, 2012 feature tip
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Red Haute

Scoring a NAHA nomination isn’t easy. It takes time, money, will, determination, inspiration, sleepless nights…the list goes on. And multiply all of that by 100 when it comes to earning a nomination for Hairstylist of the Year! One guy in the running for the coveted prize is Dimitrios Tsioumas, who created this ravishing, two-toned red look above. Want the award nominee’s formulations? He shared his Goldwell color formulas with us to pass onto you:

Base 1: 5VV + 20vol

Base 2: 6VV + 20vol

Base 3: 7RO + 30vol

Glaze: Elumen GK@all + KK@all + Clear

To style, Dimitrios worked in Goldwell Hot Forms and blow-dried. Then, he set the hair by alternating with ¼- and ½-inch curling rods; when set, he combed out the curls with a wide tooth comb and his fingers. Finish the look with Goldwell Big Finish Hairspray, and your client is hot and haute couture! Who will take home awards at NAHA this year? Go and find out! Click here to purchase your tickets!

          

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Friday, June 22, 2012 feature tip
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Grace in a Modern Place

Oftentimes, the best styles happen when we look to the past for inspiration. Such was the case for David Babaii when crafting this look for Katherine Heigl at the AFI Life Achievement Awards Ceremony. “Katherine’s natural beauty and beautiful blonde hair gave me the inspiration to create a 2012 ‘Grace Kelly’ look,” David says. Next time your client wants a little retro style for her big event, try the modern Grace Kelly! Here’s David’s how-to: After cleansing, apply a small amount of Miracle Oil for added shine. Next, blow-dry the hair with a small round brush to achieve volume at the base with slight texture to the hair. Next, use a large-barrel curling iron to create additional soft textured waves. Spray each section with IT&LY HAIRFASHION’s Pure Texture prior to using the curling iron—this helps maintain long-lasting curls and texture. To finish the style, sweep the hair up with your hands and secure with several pins. Spray with IT&LY’s Pure Definition Hair Spray for hold. Check out five more easy celeb styles you can recreate!

          

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Friday, June 15, 2012 feature tip
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Twist and Shout

 

One of our favorite pastimes at BTC: going to big shows like Premiere Orlando and seeing how many tips and tricks we can bring back to share with you. Want a neat trick to boost your updos and speed things up a bit? Martin Parsons, updo master, shared this trick for adding curl to even the straightest of hair—and you only need your fingers. Take a small section of hair and twist it. Now, with just your thumb and forefinger, massage in the opposite direction. Do it five times and continue down the section, and you’ll end up with a perfect, slightly teased curl! It’s a great technique for touch-ups, or you can try it on an entire head of hair like above. And if you have time, curl the hair with an iron beforehand to achieve even better results. What else did we learn from Martin at Premiere Orlando? Here are six more tips!

 

          

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Friday, June 8, 2012 feature tip
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The Undone Bun

Gin and tonic. Chocolate and peanut butter. Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. All of these things pair well together, and we’d like to add this pair to the list: high-end, sleek gowns and messier updos. Emma Stone’s Met Gala look is the perfect example: she paired a haute, crimson Lanvin dress with an updo that has a slight bedhead feel—and we can’t get enough. Want to create the look on your clients? The stylist herself, Matrix’s Mara Roszak, says to apply Matrix Total Results Amplify Wonder Boost Root Lifter evenly throughout damp hair for volume. Blow-dry the hair with a medium-sized bore bristle brush then apply Matrix Design Pulse Mega Dust to the roots for extra texture, volume and hold. Gather hair at the top of the head in a ponytail. Secure it with an elastic, allowing the front and side pieces around the hairline to loosely fall out for a wispy, feminine look. With a soft brush or comb, gently tease the roots of the ponytail for more volume. Loosely pin the hair into an undone bun shape. Gently sweep bangs across the forehead, securing them to the side with a hair accessory, then finish with Matrix Total Results Amplify Hairspray and Matrix Biolage colorcarethérapie Shine Shake Spray. Want more red carpet how-tos? Click here to learn more styles from the Met Gala!