COLOR, Cut and Style 2016: Day 3
Day 3 of COLOR, Cut & Style 2016 brought the cutting, it brought the styling and it brought ALL OF THE FEELS. It was an amazing day filled with literally everything you want to know–barbering, bridal, beach waves, braids and even editorial looks! Check out the teams that hit our stage and closed year five of COLOR, Cut & Style.
Mark Bustos & Matty Conrad
The COLOR, Cut & Style bromance between barber besties Mark Bustos and Matty Conrad continued onstage during their #NOFILTER presentation—a collection of “real,” “raw” men’s looks. Mark and Matty wowed the crowd with cutting and styling demonstrations and provided insightful tips on how to create the looks the male clients in your chair are asking for right now—from messy and disheveled texture to sleek, clean fades.
But we all know it wouldn’t be Mark and Matty without a little inspiration. So they also brought COLOR attendee Ala onstage to share her story of traveling all the way from Saudi Arabia to attend this year’s show. “You have to follow your dreams regardless of your environment,” she shared. Actual. Tears.
ghd & Kenra Professional
The incomparable Stephanie Brinkerhoff always delivers when it comes to beautiful bridal styles. But this year, she added some edge to her updos, creating six unique styles that would look just as good for a client’s walk down the aisle as they would for a night out. Steph also showed us a few of her current favorite techniques for creating a foundation for her upstyles—including S-waves and a rick rack technique.
Another reason we love Steph? She knows how to crack us up with her relatable bridal client stories. Onstage, she shared some of the craziest items her brides-to-be have brought her to put in their hair for their big day. “One girl brought me a bird feather,” she shared. “Another girl was getting married in the fall and brought me a bunch of dead leaves. It actually looked kind of cute but I was like, ‘How am I supposed to get a dead leaf in your hair?!’”
The Moroccanoil® team brought it all to the COLOR, Cut & Style stage this year. Peter Gray, Kevin Hughes and Violet Sainsbury worked through editorial cuts and styles, inspiring the crowd and giving advice on how to bring these catwalk looks into the salon. “We’re not telling you what’s good or bad, we are here to give you more options to add to your repertoire,” said Peter.
Sarah Potempa & The Beachwaver®
Celebrity stylist Sarah Potempa proved just how functional the Beachwaver® can be when she took the COLOR, Cut & Style stage. She covered all the latest hair trends, from her highly-coveted Victoria’s Secret bombshell waves to old Hollywood red carpet styles to braids galore. One of her biggest pieces of advice? Change it up! When you’re braiding, don’t just pull from the top of the head, try pulling from the bottom or middle section. Braiding gives you the freedom to experiment, and when you experiment you give yourself the chance to create something completely new and different.
The R+Co Collective (Howard McLaren, Thom Priano and Garren) took our Cut & Style stage by storm—showcasing the high-fashion looks they’ve come to be known for after years of editorial styling for the biggest magazines in the world. We got to see Howard give an edgy razor cut; Garren give his model a major chop; and Thom cut a layered, ‘70s-inspired men’s look.
Our favorite piece of advice from the show? Garren’s insistence on investing in quality tools. “I’m sick and tired of people coming to class with broken combs, brushes with the bristles all flared out, one curling iron…you have to invest in the best of the best. If you don’t have the tools, you can’t perform!”
The closing team at our COLOR, Cut & Style Show was incredible. Leen and Rob of the Schorem Barbershop in Rotterdam took the stage and delivered a high-energy, totally insane, super hilarious presentation. Rob gave us real talk like this: “We are needed in society. A barbershop is the one true place where nobody gives a f***, nobody cares how much money you make.” Meanwhile, Leen gave the models (who were just guys in the audience that the Scumbags chose pre-show) some perfectly classic cuts, because according to them, those are the ones that work on every and any man.